A beautiful coastal city that I visit every year...
Serving as the capital of Dalmatia for several centuries, the town still boasts very pretty old, narrow streets.
An ancient Roman forum is situated in the middle of town, which was built in the first century A.D.
I took this picture form a hill above Zadar. The city center is by the tower.
Be sure to visit St. Donatus Church - this pre-Romanesque place of worship was built in the 9th century, and is a famous spot in town. Many tourists come here every year to view the beautiful architectural elements of the building.
The city is known for its extensive collection of Romanesque churches as well – the Cathedral of St. Anastasia dates back to the thirteenth century; the Church of St. Chrysogonus and the church tower of St. Mary were built in the twelfth century.
Another unique aspect of this city is the fortification surrounding it. Encircled by fortified walls from the medieval period, Zadar is truly a sight to be seen. The ports are quite impressive as well - both date back to the sixteenth century.
The historical background of this town is fascinating and vivid.
Over the centuries it was at the center of Croatian and Dalmatian culture.
The town was the location of the first Croatian university, established in 1396; the place where the first Croatian novel was penned in 1536; and the city where the first Croatian newspaper was published.
Even today Zadar is the cultural hub of Croatia, playing host to a wide variety of exciting events and attractions.
The city's permanent art exhibition is just one example of the many enriching artistic affairs going on in the city.
Here's a recap of some places you should definitely visit in Zadar:
Get ready to plunge yourself in a fulfilling travel experience!