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Welcome to Zadar

Zadar nestles under Croatia’s main tourist radar, making it feel like somewhere to hang out rather than hurry around. Within the peninsula-perched Old Town, the Roman Forum and 9th-century St. Donatus Church preside over quiet marble streets, where visitors chill at seafood eateries after beach-hopping around Zadar’s archipelago, rafting the Zrmanja River, and exploring Krka National Park. The things-to-do tally also includes listening to the wave-produced panpipe music of the quayside Sea Organ installation, and admiring Zadar’s famously beautiful sunsets from the solar-illuminated Monument to the Sun.

Top 7 attractions in Zadar

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Zadar City Gates

Zadar City Gates

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Once a powerful fortress in the Venetian Republic, Zadar’s old town remains encircled by remnants of its defensive walls, some of which date back to ancient Roman times. Six different city gates provide entry into the walled section, each with a distinct architectural style and motif.More
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Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)

Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)

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Visitors to the Croatian city of Zadar are inevitably drawn to the melodious sounds emanating from the city’s most popular sight: the Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje). This massive underwater instrument, designed by architect Nikola Bašić, plays musical notes generated by the sea. The constantly shifting waves never play the same tune twice.More
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Zadar Roman Forum

Zadar Roman Forum

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Near the Church of St. Donatus, in the city of Zadar, Croatia, you’ll find the remnants of an ancient Roman marketplace. Built between the 1st century BC and the 3rd century AD, the forum is one of the largest of its kind east of the Adriatic.More
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Telascica Nature Park

Telascica Nature Park

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With blue coral lagoons, dramatic limestone cliffs, and a fascinating saltwater lake, Telašćica Nature Park is one of Croatia’s most magical natural wonders. On the island of Dugi Otok in the Adriatic Sea, Telašćica offers visitors endless hiking, diving, swimming, fishing, and wildlife-viewing opportunities.More
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Zrmanja River

Zrmanja River

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Inland from Zadar, Croatia, the emerald-green Zrmanja River is a whitewater playground for rafters and kayakers. Originating in the Velebit Mountains, the Zrmanja flows for 43 miles (69 kilometers through spectacular limestone canyons before emptying into the Adriatic Sea. Visitors are drawn to the rivers’s crystal-clear water, hidden swimming holes, and picturesque waterfalls.More
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Church of St. Donatus

Church of St. Donatus

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Dating back to the 9th century, the Church of St. Donatus is a circular Byzantine-style church rising out of what used to be Zadar's ancient Roman Forum. As one of only a handful of buildings to survive the Mongol invasions of the 13th century, the Church of St. Donatus is an important cultural relic and one of the most popular tourist sites in Zadar.More
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Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions

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Whether you’re feeling your way through the Vortex Tunnel, laughing at yourself in the Mirror Room, or solving mind-boggling puzzles, Zadar’s Museum of Illusions will challenge your senses and open your mind. Inspired by Zagreb’s museum of the same name, the museum makes a fun diversion from city sightseeing.More

Top activities in Zadar

Plitvice Lakes N.P. Bus Tour from Zadar with Skip-the-Line
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Kornati - Suha Punta - Telascica from Zadar
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Dugi Otok - full day kayak adventure
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Krka Waterfalls from Zadar with Boat Ride

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Krka Waterfalls from Zadar with Boat Ride

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