Top 10 Things to do in Zadar, Croatia

July 19, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Zadar (Croatian pronunciation: [zâdar] ( listen); see other names) is the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city. It is situated on the Adriatic Sea, at the northwestern part of Ravni Kotari region. Zadar serves as the seat of Zadar County and the wider northern Dalmatian region. The city proper covers 25 km (9.7 sq mi) with a population of 75,082 in 2011, making it the fifth-largest city in the nation.
Restaurants in Zadar

1. Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ)

Promenade | Istarska Obala - Obale kralja Petra Krešimira IV, Zadar 23000, Croatia +385 91 339 2559
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ)

Reviewed By EmmelineOoi

The sea organ is truly amazing. We enjoyed the music which is actually by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath the large marble steps. We sat on the steps listening to the music while waiting for sunset. It is very relaxing to enjoy the sea and at the same time listening to the music.
A must visit if you are at Zadar.

2. Archaeological Museum Zadar

Trg Opatice Chike 1, Zadar 23000, Croatia +385 23 250 542
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 209 reviews

Archaeological Museum Zadar

Reviewed By travelway - Nashville

The displays are pretty static and require a lot of just standing and Reading descriptions. In many areas the lighting was nominal. And many of the objects were repetitive. Having said that, the history covered was extensive and gave insight into this amazing country and its varied past.

3. Paseo Maritimo

Obala Kralja | vista sul canale Zara e isole Ugljan e Pašman, Zadar 23000, Croatia
Excellent
45%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 312 reviews

Paseo Maritimo

Reviewed By Sarah D

Really lovely wide sea front boulevard which allows for a pleasant stroll day or night along the sea front. Some statues and places to swim are dotted along the Promenade and often buskers or market stalls line the walk.

4. Museum of Illusions

A. Poljana Zemaljskog Odbora 2, Zadar 23000, Croatia +385 23 316 803
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 204 reviews

Museum of Illusions

The Museum of Illusion in Zadar brings you a space suitable both for social and entertaining tours into the world of illusions which has delighted all generations. It's a perfect place for new experiences and fun with friends and family and it's unique in this part of Europe. Not only is it a place for children who adore coming, but also a place for parents, couples, grandmothers and grandfathers.

Reviewed By adamalsbury - Bath, United Kingdom

A lovely little place. It should probably be called a gallery instead of a museum because of the size and the way it is laid out. Anyway it was fun and interesting. Customer service was average with nice lady on the desk. The actual Exhibitions...MoreThank you very much for visiting and leaving us a nice review :)

5. Narodni trg u Zadru

Main Square, Zadar 23000, Croatia
Excellent
40%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Narodni trg u Zadru

Reviewed By peter h - Swindon, United Kingdom

It proved quite a challenge to find this at first but it was worth searching for. Good place to sit down and people watch whilst resting the legs and taking some refreshments.Gets very busy and in peak season it must be jam packed with tourists.
Worth visiting at night when it is nicely illuminated, lesss crowded and cooler

6. Zadar Land City Gates

Ul. Ante Kuzmanica | incrocio Obala Petra Krešimira IV e Ul. Ante Kuzmanića, Zadar 23000, Croatia +385 92 229 3887
Excellent
41%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 927 reviews

Zadar Land City Gates

Reviewed By MaryLS - San Diego, California

Loved walking about the old city, viewing the ruins, the sea organ and the greeting to the sun with a stop for coffee at an outdoor cafe. A very comfortable walking city.

7. Il Saluto al Sole

Istarska Obla, Zadar, Croatia
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 355 reviews

Il Saluto al Sole

Reviewed By nesta_brown - Sheffield, United Kingdom

This is beside the sea organ and if you have watched the sun go down then you must wait here because as the light fades the Greeting to the Sun comes to life! The darker it gets, the more active it becomes so that it resembles a glass disco floor!

8. The Greeting to the Sun

Promenade in the Zadar Old Town | Istarska Obala -Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV, Zadar 23000, Croatia
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 1 reviews

The Greeting to the Sun

Reviewed By ksufan88 - Wichita, Kansas

The same artist that made the neighboring Sea Organ also created the solar panels that bring this section of seaside sidewalk to life after dark. There are solar panels that store the energy during the day and then at night the panels display varying colors in varying patterns that are linked to the musical notes played by the neighboring Sea Organ. In addition to this giant “sun”, there are also circlurar solar panels that represent each of the planets of our solar system.

9. Zadar Cathedral

incrocio Siroka ulica - Trg Svete Stošije, Zadar 23000, Croatia
Excellent
41%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 180 reviews

Zadar Cathedral

Reviewed By andrewlgc - Letchworth, United Kingdom

A welcome place to pause on an hot day. We stayed awhile to enjoy the peace away from the hurly burly outside,

10. Church of St. Donat

Trg Sv. Stoshije 4 | Trg Rimskog Foruma - Zeleni trg, Zadar 23000, Croatia +385 23 250 829
Excellent
38%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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4 based on 710 reviews

Church of St. Donat

Reviewed By Toowoomba65plus - Toowoomba

After several attempts to see the inside of this church (which is no longer a church) we found out that you have to be in a group which we are not. Only the archaeological museum could supply us with this information. Obviously Autumn/ winter is not a good time to visit Zadar.

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