Centre of fun in the Adriatic.
Centuries of history and a rich cultural heritage.

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Zadar is a town with a history spanning several hundred years and rich cultural heritage. The London Times has named it the "centre of fun in the Adriatic". It is situated in the heart of the Adriatic and has good traffic connections to the surrounding towns.

Zadar also has flight connections to numerous European destinations. The airport is located 8 km from the town centre. The mix of rich cultural and historical heritage and fun events as well as high-end culinary specialties and crazy nightlife is what attracts numerous visitors from all over the world.

The symbol of Zadar and one of the most popular monument buildings in Croatia is the Church of St. Donatus. It was built in the 9th century on the remains of the Roman forum which have been incorporated into the walls of the church. Thanks to its outstanding acoustic properties, the church premises are used for numerous musical programmes. The church is open to visitors every day. We must also mention the Cathedral of St.Anastasia – the largest church in Dalmatia. The bell tower was built in the 15th and 19th centuries and provides a great view of Zadar and its surroundings. Some other attractions worth seeing here include the church where they keep the relics of the most popular saint of Zadar – Church of St.Simeon, the women's Benedictine monastery and the Church of St.Mary, Church of St.Francis, the city walls, gates, the Grisogono Vovo, Deputy's and Rector's palaces.

The production of glass products in Zadar goes back to antiquity. The unique collection with more than 2000 glass items from antiquity can be viewed at the Museum of Ancient Glass. Visitors can see a glass-working demonstration and participate in the workshop that teaches them to make glass jewelry. You can also buy antique glass reproduction at the museum. This souvenir was named as the best in Croatia by the Croatian Tourism Association.

The best-known street is Kalelarga which stands for much more than just a mere street for the inhabitants of Zadar – it is the heart of the town, the centre of daily life, fun and ceremonious events. Walking down Kalelarga, you will reach the Forum located in front of the Church of St. Donatus. This was once the town square where all of public life took place. Today it is a great promenade connecting the main street and the waterfront. The people of Zadar enjoy evening walks along the waterfront where the sounds of the sea organ accompany beautiful sunsets and are a creative and colourful background for the Monument to the Sun installation.

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