Welcome to the city of Zadar,

a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage, a city of tourism.

The particularity of the city is irresistible for those who respect and admire historical monuments and cultural heritage, artists, tourists and its citizens. Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first sea organs in the world.

Zadar is a city where huge spaces are left for pedestrians. Using your guidebook, your walk along the cobblestone streets of the city will become a walk through history, and also an experience of the contemporary life of the city. When tired, do try to take a break in one of our restaurants, pastry shops or coffee shops that you can find in the gastro offer of this guidebook. Enjoy listening to the concerts, visit the theatre, museums, and exhibitions.

The city of Zadar is an easily reached destination by land, sea and air. It has a good traffic infrastructure through which it is directly connected to other bigger cities of the Republic of Croatia: Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik, with extraordinary accommodation and contemporary service of numerous marinas. Whichever way you want to reach Zadar, the natural beauty of the landscape will not leave you equanimous.

Situated in the heart of the Adriatic, Zadar is the urban center of northern Dalmatia as administrative, economic, cultural and political center of the region with 75,000 inhabitants. The coast is particularly indented, the islands and the untouched nature allures many boaters to this regions. The archipelago counts 24 bigger and about 300 smaller islets and rocks, 3 nature parks – Telašćica, Sjeverni Velebit and Vransko jezero and 5 national parks – Paklenica, Plitvice lakes, Kornati Islands, Krka and Velebit classifying Zadar and its surroundings at the very top of the Croatian tourist offer.

Zadar has two amazing things to enjoy, the sea organ and “a salute to the sun”, two very unique art pieces.”Morske Orgulje” Sea Organ in Zadar is the most amazing experience! Driven by wind and waves this organ creates notes at random. Despite the unpredictability of when notes are sounded, overall what is heard is surprisingly harmonious. This happens because the different organ pipes have been carefully tuned to only produce certain musical notes that sound good together. The sculpture is seventy meters long and has thirty-five organ pipes built under the concrete; as you move along the promenade the sounds and harmonies change. The movement of the waves and wind push air in and out of the organ pipes to create the notes. It was designed by architect Nikola Bašić.

Anew addition is “Pozdrav Suncu” Greetings to the Sun, at the end of the Sea Organ. Made of glass plates in circles, they mimic the planets. Its solar panels supply the power to run the light show and the lights along the peninsula. A long with the most beautiful sunset in the world, the lighting elements come alive at dusk, and produce a gorgeous show of color and light to the rhythm of the waves and the sounds of the Sea organs. It’s an experience not to be missed if you are ever in Zadar!