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We have listed the top 5 most popular activities in Zadar! We have a great selection of holiday homes in Zadar, at the bottom of the page you will find a link to the accommodation.

The musical sea organ

The musical sea organ (morske orgulje) is located on the coast of Zadar, Croatia, and is the first pipe organ in the world to be played from the sea. A simple and elegant staircase of white stone was built on the quay. Below it are 35 musically tuned pipes with flute openings on the pavement. The movement of the sea pushes air through them and – depending on the size and speed of the wave – musical chords are played. The waves produce random harmonic sounds. The musical sea organ is an activity you must visit during your visit to Zadar!

Greeting the sun

This modern installation consists of 300 multi-layered glass solar cells in the shape of a circle with a diameter of 22 metres. During the day, it collects solar energy and converts it into electricity, which is then used in and around the installation at night. The sun salutation is located next to the musical sea organ, so the activities are definitely worth a visit.

Cathedral of St. Anastasia

Built on the site of an ancient fourth-century Christian basilica, St Anastasia’s Cathedral is beautiful with its handsome Romanesque façade and soaring bell tower. The interior, consecrated in 1117, houses a beautiful altar and crypt as well as some fragments of early Christian mosaics. When you visit the cathedral, be sure to climb the huge bell tower for a breathtaking view of Zadar. The Cathedral of St. Anastasia in the historical centre of the city is one of the most impressive buildings in Zadar.

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The Land Gate

The Land Gate, a magnificent structure, was built in 1573 and resembles a Roman triumphal arch; the Lion of St Mark still stands on the gate. Threatened for a long time by the Ottomans, Zadar was able to hold its own thanks to the impenetrable defences built by the Venetians. The impressive land gate commemorates the victory of the Holy League over its eastern neighbours. The Renaissance architecture is stunning and much of the city is still protected by the limestone walls that surround Zadar.

Barkajoli rowing boat

If you are on holiday in Zadar, you should not miss a boat trip on the rowing boat Barkajoli with the so-called Zadar skippers! This rowing boat will take you from the old city centre to the other side of Zadar. This is a centuries-old tradition that has outlasted modern times. This tradition has been passed down from father to son for more than 800 years. Whether the sun is shining or showers are hanging over you, the boatmen will take you to the harbour on the other side in their little red boat. Once on the other side, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city and take a nice walk along the sea and the marina where the luxury yachts are anchored.

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