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Zadar Walking Tour - Ancient Meets Modern

time-raw1 hours
Starting point
Zadar city square

This tour takes you on a journey back in time. The old town is a pleasure browsing through but a tour with a knowledgeable guide will bring history to life. Zadar is the oldest Zadar is a three thousand years old city founded by old Liburnian tribe, urbanized by Romans and developed by Croatians, Venetians and Austrians. The stories behind the buildings, monuments and streets should not be missed.

What to expect?

Your tour begins in the Zadar city square, millennial gathering of the citizens of Zadar and continues by walking the main Roman decumanus called Kalelarga that takes you to the city's cathedral of St.Anastasia. The cathedral is a beautiful example of Tuscan Romanesque architecture.

Next to the cathedral you will see the Orthodox church of St. Elijah from XVI. century, which proves centennial blending of cultures in the city of Zadar and proves its centuries-old urban tissue. From the Church of St. Elijah you will have a view on the Roman Forum, the center of life of the Roman colony Julia Iader. Sidewalk of Forum is an original, 2000 years old, and you will see many other monuments of Roman architecture. Also in the area of the former forum, in its very foundations is the Romanesque church of St. Donat, a unique example of early Romanesque architecture, round-shaped, on two floors and known for its acoustic, You will visit this symbol of the city and return to the Middle Ages in the unique experience of space and sound.

Your tour will continue by visiting the world's third collection of gold, silver and paintings of church art in the world in a female Benedictine monastery in the center of city. Works by world famous painters and master goldsmiths will shine in front of your eyes, from the crown of kings and queens, saints' relics to the paintings of Caravaggio and Paolo Veneziano.

From the medieval mystic you would walk by Zadar's waterfront to the wonders of modern architecture that Zadar successfully connects with his rich past. Alfred Hitchcock said that Zadar waterfront has the most beautiful sunset in the world, and on that very waterfront with a view on the islands of the Zadar archipelago you'll have a coffee and also try miraculous Zadar liqueur Maraschino, without which neither Napoleon had not planned his military campaigns.

After a short refreshment you'll go to the Sea Organ, the unique combination of human knowledge and power of nature. Organ pipes built in the waterfront produce sound powered by the strength of the waves, so that the sea itself plays and its magical sounds creates a setting for meditation and relaxation. A few meters next to the Sea Organ you will enter in glowing circle of The Greeting to the Sun, the monument dedicated to the sun, planets and the universe itself and its influence in life. Through this monument connected with the whole world and the universe in the millennial city of Zadar you'll finish this tour that will awaken a love of the past and hopes for an even better future.

What's Included?

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Coffee/Tea and Maraschino liqueur

Is this experience for me?

This is a walking tour. Participants will have to be able to stay on foot for 2 hours, walking around the old city.

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Dress code is smart casual.
  • Places of worship and select museums adhere to a dress code.
  • No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed.
  • Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
  • You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Please dress according to weather
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation anytime prior to tour.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.
  • Tour requires a minimum of two full price adult bookings to operate. In the event of the tour being cancelled due to not meeting the minimum booking requirements, you will receive a full refund.
  • Tour finishes at The Greeting of the Sun monument
  • Available languages are English, German, Italian and French

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