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Places to Visit in Zadar   [edit]

The town of Zadar boasts numerous Roman ruins and churches from medieval times, as well as modern architectural ambient and urban installations. The popular sailboat destination in north Dalmatia offers many options to enjoy taking a walk among the historical monuments and mingling with the tourists crowds. The old town is located on a peninsula and its streets are filled with monuments rich in history. The main street is called Široka ulica (or Kalelarga ).

It is the main meeting place in Zadar. Kalelarga follows the ancient Roman layout of the streets and connects the St. Anastasia square with the People’s Square (Narodni trg). Take a walk among the ruins and fragments on the site of the Roman Forum. The existing division of streets and the area of the Roman forum are the reasons why Zadar is called "little Rome". There are over 30 medieval churches in the old town. If you’re interested in exploring sacral architecture St Donats’s church is the best place to start. It is situated on the site of the ancient forum. The impressive pre-Romanesque building has become one of the most popular Zadar landmarks.

The church of Saint Donat has been transformed into a museum and a venue for music concerts. Modern additions to the city's urban atmosphere combine the elements of sea, sun, colors and sound. When sailing in the Zadar area make sure to see two modern architecture attractions: the Sea Organ (Morske orgulje) and Greeting to the Sun. The Sea Organ creates enchanting sounds with the help of the waves motion. The constant color infusion of the Greeting to the Sun is the result of imaginative ways of using solar power. Both urban installations are located on the main Zadar promenade Riva. The atmosphere of historic center is one of the many reasons why Zadar is a popular sailboat charter destination .