Zadar is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful Dalmatian cities. Today Zadar is a city which successfully combines its centuries old history and tradition with 21st century trends.
Discovering Zadar’s rich culture will take you on a really long journey which began in ancient times, continued through Early Christianity until the early Middle Ages. To feel the true pulse of this ancient city means to take walk among the ruins of the 1st century Roman Forum, the biggest forum on the eastern Adriatic coast, and visit the Church of St Donatus, the most famous medieval basilica from the 9th century located right next to the Forum. Continue to the 12th century Church of St Chrysogonus, who is also the patron saint of the city, or to the Church of St Simeon, which holds the gilded silver chest of St Simeon, one of the biggest relics in Europe.
At every step the rich cultural and historical heritage remind you of the long history of this Mediterranean city. But Zadar is also proud of recent art and cultural monuments. A walk alongside the city waterfront will take you to the Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun. These world-famous installations of the architect Nikola Bašić are authentic tourist attractions, and he was awarded the “Bernardo Bernardi” in Barcelona for the Sea Organ installation. This location also offers a breath-taking view of the sunset which many say is the most beautiful in the world!