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Travel Guide to Zadar, Croatia

Zadar is a legendary impregnable fortress that was made by the Venetians over three hundred years ago to resist the invasion of the Turkish troops. Today well preserved fort walls, giant doors and protective towers remind of those events. The biggest part of Zadar is occupied by old streets and a historical district. Modern hotel complexes are located in the district named Borik. Here you will find most popular beaches, restaurants and entertainment centers.
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Besides traditional walks on shops, resting on the beach or sports entertainments, Zadar offers its visitors wide choice of excursions. The most large-scale architectural complex of the city is the ancient Roman Forum built in the 1st century AD. Nearby the forum you can see several ancient columns, the ruins of temples and Church of Saint Donatus that has been built later. The scared building was created in the 9th century and initially it was called the Church of Holy Trinity. It got its current name only in the 15th century. This church is considered the best sight of the Byzantine architecture.
Besides the mentioned sights there are 15 ancient churches in Zadar and each one of them is worth attention. We should definitely mention the Church of Saint Simeon, Church of Franciscan Monastery, and Saint Anastasia Cathedral located on the central street of the city. From the cultural point of view the most interesting religious building of Zadar is Saint Maria Monastery. The halls of this building are used to store the exhibition named “Gold and Silver of Zadar”. Here you will see the collections of interior items and jewelry made of precious metals. Nearby the fort walls are located two magnificent parks named to honor Queen Helen and Vladimir Nazor. This is a magnificent place for evening walks and here you will always find silence and cozy atmosphere.
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Zadar: Major facts

Number of inhabitants App. 73,000
Local currency Kuna HRK, 1 Kn = 100 lipa
Working hours Larger shops and most banks in Zadar are generally open from 8am through 7pm or 8pm in the evening, from Mon to Fri, and from 8am to 2pm or 3pm on Sats. Some smaller shops close at the lunchtime and reopen again around 4pm. Sundays most shops and banks are closed, but many stay open in high season.
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Emergency telephone numbers Police: 92
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