A city build in Roman times, but flourishing during the rule of the Venetians, with the building of many churches and palaces. Zadar is located on a small peninsula and is ideal for a stroll around the historic buildings, visit to museums and of course shopping for souvenirs! The Anastasia Cathedral and the Donatus church are a must see as they are well preserved and show a unique and beautiful architecture.
Ideally located in the north of Dalmatia along the beautiful blue Adriatic sea with a warm Mediterranean climate. Zadar is easy to reach by car and air-plane, the area offers many sandy beaches, ample opportunities for summer activities, and visits to nearby islands. The islands Vir and Pag are connected to the mainland by bridge and other islands can easily be reached by ferry.
Beaches & islands near Zadar
Churches in Zadar
- Cathedral, Church of St. Anastasia
- Church of St. Donatus, unique construction with cylindrical shape, place for music concerts
- Church of St. Simon, with gold-plated sarcophagus of St. Simon
- Church of St. Mary, and all female Benedict Convent, permanent exhibition of church art ‘ Gold and Silver of Zadar’
- Church of St. Chrysogonus and all male Benedict Monastery
- Church of St. Francis, Oldest Gothic style church in Dalmatia
- Church of St. Elias, Greek Orthodox
Museums in Zadar
Tourist Information Centre Zadar
address Sv. Leopolda Bogdana Mandića 1, 23000 Zadar
telephone +385 23 315 316