Few days ago we took a day trip to Zadar. We thought a few hours would be enough to explore the historical center of Dalmatia. Oh, how wrong we were! To properly see all the hidden corners, you need to spend at least a few days in the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia.
Zadar is certainly not the largest city in Croatia, but probably one of the most beautiful. The port city is located in the region of Dalmatia and is rather small with about 80.000 inhabitants.
You can see the Roman, Byzantine and Venetian influence everywhere you look. From the Five Wells Square, through Zadar’s main Square (where the Archeological museum is located), all the way to Sea Organ.
Now you are probably wondering what a sea organ is. The Sea organ is a stairway construction with tubes underneath. The movement of the waves makes sounds that are created below the stairs. I could have sat there for hours and listened to the sound, that really put me under it’s spell. And it sounds different every day.
What I particularly like about Zadar is the historical flair that exists throughout the city. Sadly, Zadar is still underrated compared to Dubrovnik, although it has as much (if not even more) to offer. Not as crowded, with tons of beautiful sights and a lot cheaper. If you plan on visiting Croatian coast, we highly recommend you stop by at this charming town.
To our surprise there was a Chagall exhibition with ninety graphic works from the early 1920s until the mid 1980s at the Rector’s Palace.