Zadar – historical old town with Romanesque ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums. Zadar is an unusual mix of impulses. Don’t miss its two most beautiful architectural treasures – the Sea Organ, a musical instrument whose sounds are produced by the movement of the sea’s waves, and the Greeting to the Sun, which uses solar energy to create a play of colored lights.
What should you do, see and experience in Zadar?
All Croatian cities are beautiful. However, Zadar, lying in the shadow of the surrounding Roman walls, reminds us of old Europe. Simple and slow living differs from the crowded capitals of Italy or the glittering villages of the French Riviera. This fortified city in the Adriatic Sea rises so dramatically you can almost jump straight into the waves. Stroll through Zadar’s markets for authentic handicraft and farm products in the morning.
Don’t forget to visit two of its most beautiful architectural treasures, the famous Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun. The Sea Organ is an experimental musical instrument and architectural object that plays to the rhythm of the sea. Its tubes sink into the water and the sounds are produced by the movements of the waves. The greeting to the sun is a colorful play of light that is generated thanks to solar energy. Get here to enjoy the sunset over Zadar, which Alfred Hitchcock called one of the most beautiful sunsets ever.
There is a reason why days on the Mediterranean are not only spent on the beach, but also in the restaurant. In Zadar you will find some of the best gourmet restaurants in Europe, offering Dalmatian specialties such as sepia risotto.Photo source: Shutterstock, Dreamstime, Unsplash.com