Top 10 things you
must see and do in Zadar

Greeting to the Sun
The Greeting to the Sun consists of three hundred multi-layered glass plates that are powered by the sun and emit light when the sun goes down. It is a way to use the power of the Sun, the same as the Sea Organ uses the sea.

Sea OrganThe
Sea organ is a natural music instrument played by the sea.
‍ It looks like a series of marble steps which underneath hide 35 pipes whose whistles, play 7 chords of 5 tones. It was designed and built in 2005 by stone carvers and architect Nikola Bašić, who received the European Prize for Urban Public Space for it.

This square from the Roman era occupies the city’s center. It was built from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD, but it’s still very much alive and serving its purpose as thousands of people visit it every day.

Five Wells Square
This Square is exactly what you would expect – it has five wells! This place was once a defence moat but was later turned into a large water storing tank to help survive constant attacks from the Turks.

Gold & Silver Museum
The Permanent Exhibition of Religious Art was initiated by one of Croatia’s most esteemed writers, Miroslav Krleža. Besides holding the gold and silver, this exhibit displays manuscripts, sculptures, embroideries, tapestry and reliefs spanning from the 8th till the 18th century.

The City Walls and Gates of Zadar
Zadar’s impressive city walls once protected this city-fortress against the Turks, and Sea Gate (an entrance to the city) was built to commemorate a victory against these invaders. There are 6 remaining gates to Zadar old town, with the most majestic one being the main entrance, the renaissance Land Gate.

The Market
There’s no better way to get to know a place than to visit its market, feel the bustle of the city and taste as-fresh-as-it-gets produce.

Saint Anastasia’s Cathedral
Cathedral of St. Anastasia is a Roman Catholic cathedral and the biggest church in Croatia. The church was probably built in the 4th century and was remade in the 11th century. It is a part of UNESCO’s Tentative List of World Heritage Sites.

Rector’s Palace
This baroque palace dating back to the 13th century used to serve as the seat of the Rector of the Republic of Ragusa. Today it holds collections of four departments of the National Museum in Zadar.

St. Donatus Church
This pre-Romanesque church from the 8th century is the largest of its kind in Croatia and one of the most recognizable symbols of Zadar.


The gold and silver of Zadar
The permanent exhibition of religious art - the gold and silver of Zadar

Archaeological museum in Zadar
Since 1832, when Archaeological museum in Zadar was founded, it has been the second one, considering the age, of all existing museums in Croatia.

Museum of ancient glass
The museum is one of the city´s greatest attractions. It´s housed in the 19th century Cosmacendi Palace and has some outstanding views that overlook the Jazine harbour. The museum contains one of the premium collections of Roman glassware outside Italy, with a cornucopia of goblets, jars and vials retrieved from archaeological sites across Dalmatia.

National museum Zadar
National Museum Zadar is a general regional museum founded in 1962. Begininngs of the museum descend to the year 1832 when the first regional museum of the general type was established - Museo Nazionale.

Church of Saint Donat
The symbol of the city of Zadar and the most famous monumental edifice in Croatia from the early Middle Ages (9th c.).

Museum Of Illusion
Enter the fascinating world of illusion which will trick your confidence in senses, but amaze you by doing it; the world that will confuse you completely, but also educate you…

Zadar city museum
Zadar City Museum was founded in 1960 and in 1962 it was integrated into the National Museum Zadar under the name the Cultural-Historical Department.

Gallery Of Fine Arts
In its holdings the Gallery possesses works of art dating from the XVIIth, XVIIIth. and XIXth century as well as the famous „Ugljan triptych“ from the XIIIth century. (permanently borrowed from the SICU), while the largest part belongs to the XXth century.

Treasury of the Serbian Orthodox Church of St Elias the Prophet in Zadar
The collection consists of various artefacts that were made in the historical period between the 15th and 19th century. These were created in Venetian, Italo-Cretan, Russian and Serbian workshops. Most numerous are the icons, which as a whole represent one ...

Ethnological department of the national museum Zadar
The Ethnographic Department collects the objects of traditional rural culture of northern Dalmatia which is divided into the Dinara and the Adriatic area.

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