Voyage to a Place of Contrast and Harmony

Zadar is a study in contrast. It’s a place where cobblestone streets lead to contemporary buildings, and where nature and technology flawlessly unite.

Take the work of architect Nikola Bašić for example. He’s the mind behind two of Zadar’s most fascinating man-made attractions: the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The former harnesses the power of the wind and the sea to make beautiful music, while the later collects the sun’s energy during the day to create a spectacular light show at night.

But if you’re more into finding harmony created by good ol’ Mother Nature, the Croatian countryside is just a short drive away. The nearby Krka National Park and Plitvice National Park contain stunning natural wonders like cascades, waterfalls, canyons, lakes, and rare flora and fauna, not to mention an extremely wide variety of bird and animal species.

Of course, life is really all about balance, so be sure to sample the local libation, Maraschino, while you’re here. Made from marasca cherries, distilleries in Zadar have been producing this traditional liqueur since the 16th century. Cheers, or as they say in Croatia, zivjeli to that!

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Old Town Market

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Old Town Market

Old Town Market

Shoppers have gathered at this colorful market filled with wonderful sights and sounds since the Renaissance. The site was expanded after Allied bombing during World War II destroyed many of the surrounding buildings. Today, the market is the perfect place for a stroll to get a feel for the community.

Sea Organ

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Sea Organ

Sea Organ

This uniquely designed instrument uses the wave action of the sea to create beautiful music. The sea works to compress the air into nearly three dozen pipes that have been laid under stone steps that lead down to the water’s edge.

Taste Of Zadar

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Taste Of Zadar

Taste Of Zadar

Discover the history behind the famous Zadar produced Maraschino liqeur, made from the marasca cherry tree, which grows wild along the Dalmatian coast. The maraschino industry had played a major role in Zadar’s past—explore the taste and stories behind the Maraschino liquer.

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Zadar, Croatia At a glance

Current Weather:
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Current Time:
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Croatian Kuna
Exchange Rates:
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  • 10.00
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  • 2.96
Local Details:
GPS: 44°7'9.81"N 15°13'58.48"E
Size: 25.00 KM2 (9.65 MI2)
Population: 75,082
Density: 3,003 Pop/KM2 (1,160 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +385

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