Zadar is a historical city on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Its Old Town has pedestrian-friendly squares dotted with Roman and Venetian ruins, along with modern shops, restaurants and nightlife spots. Iconic landmarks such as St. Mary’s Convent, Church of St Lawrence, and Church of St. Donatus house religious arts and beautiful frescoes dating back to ancient times.

    Closer to the sea, Zadar’s promenade has modern art installations by Croatian designer Nikola Bašić – Greeting to the Sun has 300 solar floor panels that light up at night, while Sea Organ is a huge musical instrument that plays music when waves flow through its hollow tubes. Zadar often sees smaller crowds than most Croatian cities, which means you can take your time experiencing the sights of this port town.

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      Zadar is a historic destination on the Dalmatian coast that combines an abundance of Roman and medieval remains with innovative modern architectural projects. While the city prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries as part of a wealthy maritime republic, its many old churches and palaces have now been repurposed into unorthodox art galleries, lively bars and cheerful cafés. The...

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    • 5 Best Restaurants in Zadar

      Zadar's beautiful coastal location makes it an excellent destination for seafood lovers. The waters of the Adriatic provide plenty of fresh fish, while vineyards along the Dalmatian coast produce exquisite local wines that often fill the menus of Zadar's restaurants. Many of the best dining spots are up on the city walls or scattered along the waterfront, allowing you to...

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    • 5 Best Nightlife in Zadar

      The nightlife in Zadar is relaxed and unpretentious, and on warm evenings people spill out into the streets to enjoy the sea breezes with their glass of local Croatian wine. The winding streets of the Old Town are lined with chill bars and pubs boasting incredible views of the Adriatic Sea. You'll find plenty of charming and laidback bars on...

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