A List of Amazing Sights to See in Zadar and the Region
Top 7 Sights to See in Zadar (Region) in 2020
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Zadar? Is it the stunning promenade with the ever-changing sound of nature or is it the muffin-shaped church - one of the most recognizable features of the city? Zadar is both modern and ancient, urban with a beautiful environment, lively and peaceful, all at the same time. The city of Zadar with its vicinity truly is a remarkable place for an excellent holiday, so check out the list of sights you should definitely see:
1. Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun
The most fascinating and original ode to Zadar! The two modern attractions, the works of art by Zadar’s renowned architect Nikola Bašić, pay tribute to the city in the most unique way. The promenade steps hide the Sea Organ playing the ever-changing nature’s music, while the Greeting to the Sun (Sun Salutation) light installation provides the perfect background for the setting sun. To enjoy them fully, experience them in the evening.
2. Defensive walls and gates of Zadar
Take a walk along Zadar’s UNESCO World Heritage Site - defensive walls and gates! Think about all the perils the city faced throughout history and enjoy the sight of the impressive Land Gate, which used to be the main entrance to the city.
3. St Donatus’ Church and Belltower of St Anastasia’s Cathedral
Aim for the heart of the historical peninsula! Climb the stairs of the Belltower for fabulous views of the historical core and the aerial view of the ancient Roman Forum, which used to be the centre of public life. Also, enter the uniquely shaped Church of St Donatus - one of the most distinctive features of the city.
4. Streets and squares of Zadar
Don’t be afraid to lose your way in the stone-paved narrow streets of Zadar! Explore the charm of historical neighbourhoods such as Varoš or Kampo Kastelo, feel the vibe on Kalelarga, the street said to be older than the city itself, and take a break at the historical squares. Be it the Roman Forum, People’s Square (Cro. Narodni trg), Petar Zoranić Square or Five Wells Square, they all have a fascinating story to tell.
5. Historical core of Nin
Look beyond Zadar and discover the charm of Nin! The historical town near Petrčane used to be the royal seat of early Croatian kings and dukes. Go over the old bridge to enter the core, search for the Church of the Holy Cross endearingly referred to as the smallest cathedral in the world and the Statue of Gregory of Nin to touch its golden toe for good luck.
6. Kornati Islands National Park and Telašćica Nature Park
Take an unforgettable sailing excursion around the islands of wider Zadar region! The beautifully diverse coast of northern Dalmatia offers a lot of natural attractions to explore such as the magnificent Kornati islands of all shapes, sizes and sceneries and green Telašćica Bay on Dugi Otok island.
7. A natural attraction, or more, on land
A mountain, a lake and rivers - wider Zadar region has various wonders of nature within an hour or so from Petrčane! Whether you decide to hike in Paklenica National Park, cycle around Vrana Lake Nature Park, go down the Zrmanja river in a kayak or walk around in Krka National Park, you simply cannot go wrong with any of the options.
Amazing sights … in the city and wider
Get to know the very best of Zadar and the region by exploring the stunning sights! When on holiday in Petrčane, make sure you see what the city and vicinity have to offer for a truly unique holiday experience.
Photos: Zadar County Tourist Board ; #Zadar_Region; #SayYesToEverything and Zadar Tourist Board