Explore Zadar

Zadar is a beautiful town. It is located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is the historical centre of Dalmatia. When you come here in summer, you spend your time on the beach, you enjoy swimming and sun rays because you spend your time stress-free and relaxing. But, if it is rain, I will suggest a few ideas.

Zadar has its own history and nice museums and churches. You must see The Gold and Silver of Zadar. The exhibition found its place  in the Benedictine convent of St Mary’s. It has been guarded by nuns since the end of the Second World War. It forms the Permanent Exhibition of Religious Art. The collection includes reliquaries of saints or parts of them ( hands, arms and heads) coated with gold and silver thread.

  • Archaeological Museum in Zadar is founded in 1832. Within the Museum there are several departments such as: pre-historic, ancient, medieval and submarine archaeological units and if you like a history, the archaeological museum is just for you.
  • The Church of St. Donat is the symbol of Zadar. It is the most famous monumental edifice in Zadar and Croatia. It is the circular church  from the 9th century.
  • The Orthodox Church of St Elias consists the treasury of sacral art. Most numerous are the icons which represent one of the most significant collection of their kind within the area of the Dalmatian Diocese.
  • The Treasury of the Franciscan Monastery is next to the sacristy. There are valuable examples of sacred art. You will see the masterpiece  from the 12th century, the painting of the Dead Christ, the ancient liturgical vessels, documents, incunabula etc.
  • Zadar City Museum was founded in 1960. It collects the cultural assets that have been created from the end of the 13th century to the present day.
  • The museum of ancient glass is one of the city´s newest attractions. The museum contains one of the premium collections of Roman glassware outside Italy. It includes also vessels used by Roman ladies to store perfumes, skin creams and essential oils.

While visiting museums and churches, it is contact with the past. Zadar was ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and French. In the city centre you can see St Anastasia Cathedral, the Church of Our Lady of Health, St Mary Church, St Krsevan Church, St Dominic Church and St Simon Church.

To get acquainted with the history of Zadar, you can go back in time. A walk across stone streets will become a walk through history, and also an experience of modern life.

Explore Zadar and be a part of its story.

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