Zadar is a city located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is the historical centre of Dalmatia. The city walls were built in the time of Julius Caesar. Zadar was ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and French.
The patron saints of Zadar are St Anastasia, St Krševan, St Simon and St Zoilo . The main street is called Kalelarga. In the centre of town, there is the Roman Forum and the circular church, St Donat from the 9th century. In front of the church extends the ancient main Roman square. The main street which stretches from east to west is Kalelarga or Broad Street. Zadar is a city with a rich history, many monuments and churches. 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.
Alfred Hitchcock proclaimed Zadar`s sunset „the most beautiful in the world“. There is a “must see“ – the Sea Organ, sitting there on the rocky coast which has been turned into steps, you can enjoy the sounds of the sea organ. Also on offer is the view of the Welcome to the Sun which is a connection of lights in rhythm with the waves and sounds.
One trademark of the city is the ” barkarioli “ which for 800 years has every day connected the two parts of the old port. To feel the breath of the past, it is enough to walk the city park Queen Jelena. Zadar is a town which offers accommodation, cultural heritage and gastronomic cuisine. To get acquainted with the history of Zadar, visitors can go back in time. A walk across stone streets will become a walk through history, and also an experience of modern life. Zadar is a city you will certainly come back to, and you will want to take the original Zadar Maraschino liqueur with you.
Near Zadar, there are the Kornati National Park, Paklenica National Park, Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes National Park.
One who comes to Zadar and Croatia will return again.
More information about Zadar : http://www.zadar.hr