The most impressive Roman ruins in the ruin-rich Old Town of Zadar can be found at the ancient forum, just steps from the seafront. This spectacular square offers a glimpse of life during Roman times through its temples, porticoes, and colonnades. You can find the remains of a temple dedicated to Minerva, Jupiter, and Juno as well as frescoes of mythological scenes on the west side. The forum was commissioned by the first Roman Emperor Augustus and built between the 1st century B.C.E. and the 3rd century C.E. One of the intact columns from the period was repurposed in medieval times as a pillory.