Zadar Travel Guide

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Zadar Things to Do

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  • Barkajoli

    The old town of Zadar is linked to the newer part, by the Most Bridge, which offers a short cut, but the more interesting way is to travel by this rowing boat ferry, known as the Barajoli. The short trip runs between the harbour quayside Liburnska Obama (opposite the Jadrolinja Ferryboat office) , Obala kneza Trpimirato, the pier opposite.Pay the...

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  • Sea Front

    Not so impressive as in Trogir, Korcula or Sibenik, the approach by sea is also very interesting, without strongholds protecting the town, but with a very harmonious line of vegetation and buildings, showing that people deal well with the sea in Croatia.

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  • Kapetanova kula

    Actually this defending tower is called Captains Tower but in Zadar it is much better known as Bablja kula. It is the highest building of the city and the best possible sightseeing on whole town of Zadar and nearby islands.Although it is not an easy task, you can climb up to the top of the tower.and your effort will be priced by the magnificent...

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  • National Square

    We arrived late at Zadar, and even with a very quick visit, most monuments were seen at dusk or even at night. It's a pity! For instance, this place, with st Lawrence church, City Hall and the municipal guard headquarters, should have been visited with daylight.

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  • St Mary's church

    Still facing the Roman Forum, this church from the 11th century, but enlarged in the 16th, has a long and interesting story, having been used as a discreet but efficient place to hide religious treasurers, during convulsive times. We had no time to enter it.

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  • St Anastasia Church

    Located in the Roman Forum, this is the biggest Croatian cathedral, started to built in the 13th century. The tower, started in the 15th century was only finished by the end of the 19th.

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Zadar Hotels

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Zadar Restaurants

  • Don't miss this place- it doesn't egsist...

    The service is really great and the food is great prepared. The ambience is nice. It has a nice terrace. I eat green tagliatele with shrimps. Fantastic!!!!my friends eat meat and they sad it was great prepared.You have to try desert: chocolate cake ...mmmmmmmm

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  • Local Cuisine, popular place for all...

    This place was one that the owner of our apartment recommended for its good quality local food.We visited here on our second evening in Zadar - it took us a while to find, and we couldn't believe that we had been so close to it the previous evening. When we arrived at this modern looking place, it was quite full. We were greeted by a member of...

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  • Delicious ice cream near the Cathedral

    We ate ice cream from Slastičarnica Donat one morning during our stay in Zadar in April 2014.This ice cream shop, located on Trg Sveti Stošije in front of the grand Cathedral of St Anastasia, was highly rated on Tripadvisor at the time of our visit and was something of a Zadar institution.It was popular on the morning that we visited; many of...

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Zadar Nightlife

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  • Bar opposite the Cathedral

    This small bar was near to our apartment, so we used to call in here for a nightcap! It appeared to be popular for locals as well as tourists/ visitors. We chose to sit outside, to enjoy people watching etc, while the local men tended to gather around the inside bar to watch sport on TV.One night we were offered a selection of cold meats/ olives/...

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  • Nightclub

    The most popular club in Zadar. After drinking and walking through the center of Zadar, most of the people visit Gotham club after 12 am. It's a quite a big building with beautiful garden (outdoor space for drinking or chilling) with fountain.. There are also a few bars in the club.

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  • Petrcane music festivals

    The most amazing place for music lovers!! I was on SunceBeat festival there, great line up - great people!! NO RULES

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Zadar Transportation

  • Zadar Airport

    Zadar airport is relatively small we flown out from here to Brussels with low cost airline Ryan air. After done the round trip in Croatia. Landed and arrive in Pula and flying out in Zadar. We did make a good trip for a week in Croatia. Flying to A and fly out B it save us time by doing it. Zadar airport Zemunik, is situated about 12 km from the...

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  • Hiring Car at Zadar Airport

    We rented a car in Pula and we return here with one way fee apply. The rental office is just outside the airport there are plenty of choice, we rented one from Hertz. During this trip we also cross the borders of neighboring land, we done some research of rental company allowing us crossing the border to Montenegro and Bosnia. With Hertz is allowed...

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  • Parking Lot

    Coming with car to Zadar is easy but can be problem to find a parking on a busy summer months. When we arrive all parking were almost full, we drove around and luckily we've found one. There was a ticket machine but did not work. In the parking lot there was a girl sitting in a chair where we could pay a parking ticket 12 kuna for an hour is...

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Zadar Shopping

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  • Well stocked supermarket

    This is a popular supermarket chain in Croatia. There are larger supermarkets ( Mercator, Interspar and Plodine) outside of the town, and another Konzum near the bus station, be we visited the Konzum, near the vegetable and fish market most mornings to buy delicious freshly baked bread for breakfast along with cold meats, cheeses, yogurts, cereals,...

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  • if you didn't catch a fish, you can buy...

    One cannot get tired of fresh fishes. A little problem is that if you go fishing, you need to know where and when and by what... and you need a time. Plus maybe sometimes result is modest, or none at all, or you've caught something you didn't need. Anyways, for those who like to prepare fresh fish and seafood in their own backyard - head straight...

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  • souvenir shops

    When you walk around the town in its old quarters, you'll notice plenty of shops selling typical tourist souvenirs - and among these there will be also t-shirts, paintings with Zadar themes, then also food and wine products, shells from sea, and usual paraphenalia. One may be also satisfied with offers of 'real' or forged antiques. It's no shortage...

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Zadar Local Customs

  • Tea!

    During our second visit to Zadar, we found that getting a cup of tea wasn't so straight foreward - for some reason, the previous year we hadn't encountered this - maybe we hadn't ordered tea the last time, and I think that there were tea bags in the apartment.Now, I'm all for trying local culture/ customs/ cuisine etc and usually avoid 'English...

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  • Fisheries

    Fisheries is an important branch of Zadar economy but also, additional revenue in a home economics of the locals. There are especially skilled and highly prized the fishermen from the village of Kali, which is situated on island of Ugljan. Ugljan is overlooking the city of Zadar and is the closet island to the mainland. In Kali there exist a large...

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  • hidden inner yards

    Almost every courtyard, inside of the old cores of Mediterranean cities, is hidding something valuable and worth of seeing. When strolling around be curious and do not hesitate to enter if the door is open. Remember, open door is invitation to enter, but even closed door could be open if knocking.

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Zadar Warnings and Dangers

  • Slippy shiny paving!

    Our first encounter in the Old Town was when we passed though the Sea Gate - the pavement was made of shiny well worn stones- luckily the weather was kind and we didn't encounter any rain, so I don't know what these are like in wet weather! We came across other streets with these same type of shiny stone blocks, and I did encounter a few 'slips'...

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  • Trash Laying Around and Overflowing

    There were a number of trash bins/containers that needed to be emptied, and it did not seem like that happens often. It surely detracts form the appeal of the town to see this type of occurance without some remediation by the local administrative leaders.

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  • Stay out of the Park-Run Down-Dangerous

    This is a place that I would only go to once to see the devastation and lack of maintenance, and wonder why the town that is claimed to have "soul" and "irresistible" would let such a smear on the city character go to a disappointing condition. No doubt in my mind that also in the evening when it is dark, there could be trouble for tourists or...

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Zadar What to Pack

  • Things to pack for a week in late...

    Much of Zadar's Old Town is on the flat, so wheeled suitcases are OK, despite the 'cobbled' streets.For day time - a small day sac to carry camera/ guidebooks/ water/ snacks etc. Late September, we found temperatures in the mid 20's, so coming from the UK, this was quite warm for us and I wore sleeveless tops/ dresses etc. At night, I just needed...

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  • Zadar in Summer

    If you're only doing the beach holiday, a suitcase. But a daypack would be useful for side trips, such as to the Plitvice Lakes. It's hot. Very hot in summer. So pack plenty of beach clothes - swimsuits, pareos, shorts, skirts, tees. Zadar has less of a posh resort feel than other Croatian locations, so there is not much need to pack the 'dress to...

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Zadar Off The Beaten Path

  • Kaštel & Tri bunara

    Kastel is the only what reminds after military structure built in Venetian times with the purpose to protect the port against possible invaders. It is situated right opposite to the Arsenal. Behind the Kastel is small square called Trg Tri bunara (the square of three wells) with the characteristic large wells which served to supply water to the...

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  • Telascica II

    Telascica is unique for its bay which is among the safest in whole of Adriatic, it is the largest havens of the Adriatic that includes 25 small bays, the rough cliffs which rising up to 161m above the sea level and falling down vertically up to 90m bellow the sea level, and finaly it has the salt lake (called "Mir") with its curative...

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  • Telascica

    Telascica Nature Park is situated in the south-east part of island Dugi Otok. Actually, it is bay of extreme beauty surrounded by 13 islands and islets, proclaimed a Nature Park in 1988. The whole area of nature park is distinctly contrasted area with peaceful beaches and laid down coastline on one side and wild and rough cliffs on the other which...

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Zadar Sports & Outdoors

  • God created a man, and Zadar created...

    :)If you are in Zadar during the basketball season , don`t miss to see the game.the atmosphere is incredible and that is one of the greatest this that makes famous Zadar :)

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  • swimming, diving, snorkeling

    the water is so clear and warm that you can stay a long timemay be you could see these big musselbut don t touch, they are protected

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Zadar Favorites

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  • Sv. Petar i Andrija Stari

    This small Romanesque chapel is hidden in between the new houses built after the World War Two. As I have already mentioned before, the old core of the town of Zadar was completely destroyed in WW II. There were 94 air attaks and bombings by allies, due to the fact that Zadar was important strategic position of German army. This small chapel...

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  • Zadar on the other side of peninsula

    Zadar on the other side of peninsula (mainland) is pretty much inattractive part of the town except for the Borik beach and hotels resort. More or less it is kind of monument which displaying architectual styles from the 50 years period of time when the leading ideology was socialism. There is not much to see or visit on the other side of the...

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  • Crkva Svetog Šimuna

    Although it looks alike thounands of other churches, the Church of St. Simon is very important one because it houses St. Simon's chest with the saint body and is the most valuable sample of the medieval Croatian goldsmith workmanship. The Huungarian-Croatian queen Jelisava (Elisabeth) comissioned Francesco di Antonio da Sesti, goldsmith from Milan,...

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City Gate
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Fun train
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The Harbor
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Wandering
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City Forum
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Belltower of St Anastasia's Cathedral
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Kalelarga
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traditional Dalmatian cuisine
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Bell tower
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great gnocchi here!
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