Zadar Photo Diary
This is the second time we’ve visited Zadar, with the first time being around 8 years ago. It looks just like when we saw it last. We were surprised at how many tourists were here though. The weather was perfect, so I assume that has attracted many tourists, especially after all the recent bad weather in Europe. It’s been a very late start to the summer season this year.
Here’s a photo diary of our time in Zadar. It’s not a comprehensive collection of what there is to see, but just my personal favorites.
Greeting to the Sun
According to Wikipedia, Monument to the Sun or The Greeting to the Sun is a monument in Zadar, Croatia dedicated to the Sun. It consists of three hundred, multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level as the stone-paved waterfront. It consists of a 22-meter diameter circle, with photovoltaic solar modules underneath.
When we visited just after sunset, there was a guy playing a trombone and all the children were happily jumping around and dancing. We only saw two adults dancing briefly. Young children seem to lack inhibitions and just get on with doing what the enjoy.
Clock Tower and Narodni Trg (People’s Square)
Narodni Trg is considered to the be the main focus point of the old town. It’s where you’ll find many cafés with both locals and tourists mingling together.
Cathedral of St. Anastasia
The Cathedral of St. Anastasia is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Zadar and the largest church in Dalmatia.
Church of St. Donatus
The construction of this church began in the 9th century and was originally called Church of the Holy Trinity.
Church of St. Mary
Church of St. Mary is a Benedictine monastery that was founded in 1066.
Zadar at Night
Zadar looks just as beautiful at night as it does during the daytime.
The Streets of Zadar
If you walk across Gradski most, you’ll see a beautiful harbor filled with lots of boats. This is where you can take boating trips from.
Every place seems to have something weird going on and Zadar was no exception. We came across this dog lounging on a boat with music playing. It seemed to be helping to attract tourists to the trinkets that the owner was selling.
Book your hotel in Zadar
When not staying at Airbnb apartments, our favorite booking website is agoda.com.