Highlights of Zadar
Collected by Gretchen Kelly , AFAR Local Expert
Ul. Ćirila Ivekovića 4, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
With Sea Organ and Sun Salutation, architect Nikola Bašić has created two spectacles that harness the beauty of Zadar’s famous sunsets. Sea Organ is a musical instrument fashioned from pipes and holes drilled through stone stairs that...
Ul. Bedemi zadarskih pobuna 3, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
Housed in a restored 19th-century palace, the Museum of Ancient Glass (which faces the Jazine harbor, filled with expensive yachts) is home to one of the world's best collections of ancient Roman glass. When Croatia was part of the Roman Empire...
Ul. Šimuna Kožičića Benje, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
One of the most popular stops in Zadar is commonly referred to as the Gold and Silver of Zadar exhibit, though its formal name is the Permanent Exhibition of Religious Art. You'll find this remarkable collection housed in the Benedictine convent...
Grgura Mrganića 1, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
The most impressive ruins in the Old Town of Zadar can be found at the ancient forum, just steps from the seafront. Commissioned by the first Roman emperor, Augustus, and built between the 1st century B.C.E. and 3rd century C.E., the spectacular...
Široka ul. 24, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
The largest church in Dalmatia, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Anastasia is on a tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage site status. It’s also at the top of Zadar’s tourist must-dos because of its bell tower. Begun in 1452, the...
Ul. Zadarskog Mira 1358. 1358, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
The oldest Gothic church in Dalmatia dates back to 1359—and its monastery is even older. Built around 1221, the monastery was home to a Franciscan school and a precursor to the University of Zadar. Although the interior of the church is...
Ul. Butina 2, 22243, Murter, Croatia
Sailing through Kornati National Park—an archipelago of 89 islands, islets, and reefs—is one of Croatia’s most extraordinary experiences. Starting from Telašćica Nature Park on the southeast end of Dugi Otok island, the mesmerizing boat adventure...