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    Sr Crisogono Church

    by solopes Updated Mar 21, 2016

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    One of the most remarkable examples of the combination of different monuments in one.

    The church was built upon the ruins of an older one, and rebuilt after being bombed in WW2, in combination with a destroyed benedictine convent in its back.

    Very complex and interesting!

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    Barkajoli

    by suvanki Updated Sep 13, 2015

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    The old town of Zadar is linked to the newer part, by the Jazine Harbour Bridge ( indicated on some maps as Most ( bridge), which offers a short cut, but the more interesting way is to travel by this small rowing boat ferry, known as the Barkajol. This has been a way of crossing this stretch of water for around seven Centuries!

    The short trip runs between the harbour quayside Liburnska Obama (opposite the Jadrolinja Ferryboat office) and Obala kneza Trpimirato, the pier opposite.

    Pay the ferryman on board - I think it cost about 5 Kunas each way.

    Address: Liburnska obala, Zadar Old Town

    Directions: Outside the Port Gate - opposite the ferry boat office.

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    Spiro Brusina statue on Riva

    by suvanki Updated Aug 22, 2015

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    This impressive bronze sculpture is located on the Riva, near to the University. Reading my 'Get to Know Zadar' guide book, I found that It is in recognition of Spiro Brusina, a local lad, who became a prominant figure in the Naturalist field.
    Leaving Zadar to study in Vienna, he specialised in molluscs! Spiro was recognised as a Darwinist, discovering many species. He also studied bird life and published articles about their different migratory paths.
    Brusina founded the Croatian Naturalists Society.

    The sculpture has acquired a verdi gris patina, and some areas are quite polished, having been touched by passers by over the years.

    Address: Riva, Zadar Old Town

    Directions: Riva, near the University

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    Narodni trg

    by suvanki Updated Aug 22, 2015

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    Narodni trg is known as 'The People's Square. Dominated by the City Hall, the square is lined with cafe bars and small shops, and is a popular place for locals and visitors to gather day and night, as they have done through the centuries. There is often live music from buskers or an ad hoc choir or group.
    The oldest building on the square is the Church of St Lawrence, dating to pre-Romanesque times. Flanking it are the Venetian City Hall, which was constructed in 1934 and the older Guard House, with its distinctive clock and bell tower. Apparently the clock has kept time, without stopping since 1803.
    Opposite the guard house is an art gallery. This was originally a courthouse. The Tourist information office is located at the top of the square, along with one of my favourite restaurants, Kornat, which is also noted for its delicious gateaux's and pastries.
    Continuing North through the square, you arrive at one of the city gates Nova Vrata, crossing the road, outside the city walls leads to the bridge connecting the old and new Zadar.

    A pleasant place to sit with a coffee or a cooling drink and 'watch the world go by' One of the things that I like about Zadar, is being able to purchase a pastry or cake from a bakery or supermarket, then eat it at a café with your drink.

    Address: Ngorni trg, Old Zadar

    Directions: Zadar Old Town -

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    The Forum

    by suvanki Updated Aug 22, 2015

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    The Forum, is one of the attractions of Zadar. It is the largest square of the Adriatic, which was discovered in the 1930's, damaged by allied bombing during WW2, and cleared between 1964-7.
    Emporer Augustus 1 was responsible for the construction of this site, between the first Century BC and the third Century AD. It contained a temple dedicated to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, a Basilica and council chambers, with a portico on three sides. Measuring 90 x 45 metres, the Forum extends under the foundations of St Donats Church and the Bishops Palace.

    The remaining walls and steps attract children to this natural climbing frame, or visitors and locals enjoying a rest, or even a picnic. There is one remaining Corinthian column, which was a 'Pillar of Shame' during the Middle Ages, and again during the Venetian rule of the city. A second column was relocated in Trg Pet Bunara.
    In the Archeological museum opposite, is a model of how the Forum would have looked in its prime.

    Located on the corner of the Forum and Kalalarga is a pleasant Café Bar 'Forum', which is a nice spot for a coffee or cooling drink.

    Address: Forum, Kozicica Benje, Zadar Old Town

    Directions: Zadar Old Town, near to the Cathedral

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    The Forum St Donats' and Bell Tower Pillar of Shame
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    Kalelarga

    by suvanki Written Aug 22, 2015

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    Kalelarga translates as 'Wide Street'.Officially, this pedestrianised thoroughfare is called Siroka Ulica, and is the main artery of Zadar's Old Town.
    Stretching from the Cathedral to Narodni trg (Peoples Square), and lined with cafes, bars, restaurants, shops selling fashions, books, toiletries and cosmetics, ice creams, pizza and pastries, this is a place where locals of all ages like to promenade.
    Dir roughly translates as 'strolling the town' with the emphasis on the socialising. Gathering with friends then flitting from place to place.
    Take a seat at one of the cafes or bars and over a drink ( or two) enjoy some unashamed 'people watching'!

    Address: Siroka Ulica, Zadar Old Town

    Directions: Zadar Old Town between the Cathedral and Narodni trg

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    Sea Front

    by solopes Updated Mar 9, 2015

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    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

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 11, 2015

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    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 view.
    The popular name of the tower, "Bablja kula" is quite wrong. In fact, in translation from the Croatian this means "Grandmother Tower" and the tower with grandmother has no connection at all. The old name for the area in which the tower is located is Baba and then someone thought to call it Bablja kula.
    The tower belonged to Jacopo Tiepolo, who was the city rector from 1277 to 1290 and its assumed that he built the tower. Behind him in the tower dwelt Capitano del Popolo, which is the Italian title of captain ruler of the city.

    Address: Trg Pet bunara

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    National Square

    by solopes Updated Jan 7, 2015

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    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

    by solopes Updated Jan 7, 2015

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    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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    Natural Jam Session

    by solopes Updated Jan 7, 2015

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    All tourists (and locals too) must go to the seaside and sit. Why? Because a local architect (Nicola Basic) constructed a set of large marble steps with holes, where the action of the waves produce musical sounds. The approach of a boat increases the sound level, that, though absolutely randomized are... interesting

    Now that we have video, I promise I will browse my videos to post the captured sounds of it.

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    City Gate

    by shavy Written Sep 6, 2014

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    Is a Roman gate with a single bow and an entablature supported by Corinthian pilasters. Allegedly, this gate comes from the ancient city Oenona. I suspect that the Venetians, in the building of the wall, according to their habit, this arc will have used. The Land Gate is Sammicheli, it constitutes a dignified entrance to the city and its clean and simple lines

    A large elaborately carved lion adorns the box above the main entrance. The two side compartments contain inscriptions in honor of Marc-Antonio Diedo a prov editor from the beginning of the sixteenth century, whose governance Zadar many traces to be found.

    Address: Old town

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    The Harbor

    by shavy Updated Sep 6, 2014

    While we wander around to this wonderful city we were amazed the beauty of this place. It is a very busy place where everyone's hop on hop off for public transport. While we stands to the old wall we have an awesome view to the other side of town. We haven't much time to cross the other side, there was a footbridge between new and old town

    Zadar is an ancient Mediterranean city and harbor. The old town walled with walls and towers on the peninsula, is linked to the new urban area via a bridge. This bridge is the symbol of the city. In this city with the most beautiful sunset of the archipelago, with numerous islands and islets that protect the city from the strong sea breeze, enjoy the symphony of the sea organ and the beautiful lights of the urban system, the Sun Salutation in the vicinity of the new berth for cruise ships

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    The Daily Market

    by shavy Written Sep 6, 2014

    In the old town there is a market held everyday. The market which is just two blocks further away from Narodni Trg, in the shadow of the medieval fortress wall. If you stood up the wall you'll have a view of the stalls roof which is nice to see all were on the same color

    A special treat for all your senses, a visit to the market town of Zadar. This is one of the loveliest and most colorful markets in the area. If you come here every morning farmers sell their local specialties including fresh fruits, olive oil, cheese and many other delicacies.

    Address: Old Town

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    Wandering

    by shavy Updated Sep 6, 2014

    The old city of Zadar is just one attraction, but actually it is mainly a collection of different sites that are left over from the past. Wandering around in the old town you'll see some of natural historical buildings. Some other attractions in the city are to be found. The characteristic of Zadar is that features from the past with numerous modern attractions and can be discover today

    When you enter the old city through the Land Gate, you immediately know what to expect. A walk through the stone streets of the town is a walk through history, but also an experience of modern life.
    Zadar is full of tourist attractions, beaches, plazas and promenades to ancient churches and Roman ruins. The peninsula of the old town is bordered by the water and this is where many of the oldest churches are located, along with the remains of the Roman Forum.

    As a city monument surrounded by ancient walls, Zadar is a true treasure trove of archaeological and architectural treasures from ancient, medieval and Renaissance times, but also of modern architecture. The special feature of this city is irresistible to those who loves historical monuments and cultural heritage. Zadar is a city where a lot of space is left for pedestrians

    Address: Old town

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