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Welcome to Zadar

Zadar is the city of exceptional 3000 years old history and very rich historical heritage that will always offer something new and completely original. The city is located in the heart of the Adriatic coast and has been a central part of the North Dalmatia with 75000 inhabitants. In the blend of the beauty of the past and all benefits that a contemporary traveller demands the City of Zadar offers many tourist attractions: if you are looking for an ideal accommodation, authentic gourmet delicacies, cultural attractions, modern sports facilities and different types of excursion programs – you have chosen the right destination for holidays, sports and entertainment.

The particularity of the city is irresistible to those that respect and admire historical monuments and cultural heritage, artists, tourists and their citizens. Zadar is a city in which the large areas are left for pedestrians. The walk through cobblestone streets of the city will become a walk through history, and an experience of the contemporary life. Being a monument town surrounded with the historical city walls, City of Zadar is a true treasure trove of the archaeological and monumental treasure of ancient, medieval and Renaissance periods, as well as numerous modern achievements such as the first Sea Organ in the world. The centuries of the turbulent history, destruction and creation left scars but numerous records of time as well, which is today’s valuable monumental city heritage. From all historical periods there have been preserved many churches and monuments holding visible architectural works of art of many styles. There are around 70 monuments in the very historical centre of the city, while other parts are located in the immediate or wider surroundings and count over 600 static historical monuments.

Extremely indented coast, islands and untouched nature attract many yachtsmen in this very area. The archipelago that consists of 24 larger and even around 300 smaller islands, three Nature Parks – Telašćica, Velebit and Vransko jezero, as well as five National Parks – Paklenica, Plitvice, Kornati, Krka and North Velebit make Zadar an ideal starting point for visiting all those parks, all in the area of 100 km.

Even forty years ago Alfred Hitchcock proclaimed sunset in Zadar “the most beautiful in the world”. Many tourists agree with his opinion and enjoy the views of the sea, sunset and sky with the sounds of the world famous Sea Organ and light magic of the new urban installation “Greeting to the Sun”.

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