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Culture of Zadar. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Zadar Among the attractions of Zadar you will find beautiful historical sites, unique architectural complexes, as well as a large number of original objects, the like of which simply cannot be found in any other city of the country. Among these facilities we simply cannot fail to mention Morske orgulje. This is an interesting structure with numerous huge steps made of massive stone blocks. Both citizens and guests of the city enjoy relaxing on these massive steps, which are often used as benches. The complex is unique because of one fact - thanks to the particular design wind creates special sound waves that resemble the sound of an organ.
1. The city is very convenient to travel by car that you can easily rent in one of numerous rental offices. For this purpose you will need a driver's license of the international standard. … Open
St. Anastasia Cathedral is a striking religious monument. The construction of the church made in the Romanesque style was completed in the 12th century. Right after the opening in the cathedral has become home to an important religious artifact - the relics of St. Anastasia. The priceless relic is still kept in the cathedral, and every year thousands of pilgrims come there to bow to the artifact. The center of the city is the location of Narodni trg, which is surrounded by buildings of different epochs. All most important social events, festivals and fairs take place in this square.
The building of the city hall is the most interesting architectural monument located near the square. Ancient city gates remain the permanent symbol of Zadar. The gates were built in 1543. Their appearance resembles a graceful triumphal arch, and the gates are decorated with two important symbols - the emblem of Zadar and a winged lion. Roman Forum is a very popular destination for excursions among tourists. Several years ago large-scale excavations took place on the site of the forum. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Archaeologists managed to discover fragments of a triumphal arch and street paving, as well as a 14-meter pillar, which has miraculously survived since the Roman Empire. Other sights of the city worth mentioning include St. Donat Church. This is a beautiful building made in the Byzantine style, which was built back in the 9th century. According to one theory a part of an ancient Roman building was used as a foundation of the church. A part of the church was converted into a museum which exhibits a collection of metal items made by best masters of Dalmatia. The church of St. Mary is also an important architectural object. The church was built in the 11th century. The bell tower is the only structure that has survived from the very first building. All other elements of the church were reconstructed several times and changed their shape significantly during centuries.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Zadar and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Zadar

Church Of St Donat
Where: Sv Donat, Zadar; Telephone: +385 (0) 23 250 516; Metro: On foot, bus or car to Sv Donat, off Obala Kralia;
Archaeological Museum
Where: Trg Opatice Cike 1, Zadar; Telephone: +385 (0) 23 250 516; Metro: On foot, bus or car, off Aleksandra III;
Cathedral Of St Anastasia
Where: Forum, Zeleni Trg, Zadar; Telephone: +385 (0) 23 251 708; Metro: On foot, bus or car, off Obala Kralia;
The Forum
Where: Forum, Zeleni Trg, Zadar; Metro: On foot, bus or car, off Obala Kralia;
Land Gate And Walls (kopnena Vrata)
Where: Off Rudera Boskovica, Zadar; Telephone: +385 (0) 23 212 412; Metro: On foot, bus or car to Rudera Boskovica;
People’s Square
Where: Narodni Trg, Zadar; Telephone: +385 (0) 23 212 412; Metro: On foot, bus or car to Narodni Trg, off Barakovica;
Church Of St Chrysogonus
Where: Sv Krsevan, Zadar; Telephone: +385 (0) 23 212 412; Metro: On foot, bus or car, off Aleksandra III;
The Museum Of Sacred Art
Where: Zeleni Trg, Zadar; Telephone: +385 (0) 23 212 412; Metro: On foot, bus or car, off Aleksandra III;
Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Zadar
♥   Katedrala Navještenja Blažene Djevice Marije, Gospić, 48.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Jakova, Šibenik, 67.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacionalno svetište sv. Nikole Tavelića, Šibenik, 67.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Croatia

Split is one of the oldest cities in Croatia, so travelers can not only visit the most amazing museums, but also get acquainted with architectural monuments. One of the main attractions of the city is the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian, built in the 3rd century. The palace occupies an area of ​​about 3 hectares. The temple of Jupiter, several ceremonial halls, and a mausoleum survived to these days. Buildings were constructed of brick and faced with white marble. The facade was decorated with sphinxes, which were specially brought from Egypt. The ruins of the ancient city of Salon, founded in the 4th century BC, are in the suburbs of Split. In the Museum of Croatian archaeological monuments you can see a huge number of exhibits that date back to ancient times, including sculptures, whose age is more than ten centuries. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Zadar

Culture guide to Zadar. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Zadar: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Zadar. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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