Duration: 2,15 hours
Max participants: Unlimited Persons
Days of operation: Mon-Sun
Starting point: Split
Zadar, a city and port in central Dalmatia. The old town, located on a sheltered peninsula with a suitable natural harbor, had good opportunities for establishing of traffic connections with the hinterland. Zadar had the most favorable combination of heavy sea routes from Ravenna, Venice or Trieste with the Eastern Adriatic system of channel.
The name of the city of Zadar emerged as Iadera and Iader in ancient times, but the origin of the name is older. It was built on Roman urban principles where there are several major longitudinal streets traversed by a greater number of latitudinal streets, give the city a rectangular shape. Enjoy an afternoon’s guided tour strolling around the old town with its Roman columns and portals, Romanesque churches and Renaissance and Baroque palaces. Of particular interest are the 9th century circular Church of St Donat and the 13th century Romanesque cathedral.
This is a delightful place to spend a relaxing few hours and perhaps try the local specialty, a maraschino cherry liqueur. Please provide details for an afternoon half day tour, based on the above.The historical part of Zadar is fascinating to all those who respect historical monuments and cultural heritage.
The church of St. Donat, the symbol of the city, is a must in each itinerary, as well as the museums of Zadar: the Archaeological Museum (established in 1830), one of the most important in Croatia, with about 80,000 exhibits from the Stone Age to the late Middle Ages, the National Museum with the Art Gallery and the Department of Natural Sciences, the Maritime Museum with exhibits of the development of navigation in northern Dalmatia, as well as the Permanent Exhibition of Sacral Art with about a thousand valuable exhibits from the past centuries, known under the popular name The Gold and Silver of Zadar