Zadar, in the northern part of the Dalmatian region, was coveted, throughout its history by many empires and civilizations, because of its strategic location. It possesses reminders of these historical periods. The city is still heavily fortified, with extensive walls along the northeastern and southeastern edges.
Wander along the marble, pedestrian-only streets of the Old Town and encounter Roman ruins along with several medieval churches.
The walk begins at the Land Gate, in the southern part of the town. Walk through the impressive Venetian porta. We will see the Church of St Mary and Museum of Sacred Art.
Roman Forum, once the Roman city’s main square. The Church of St Donat, formerly the Church of the Holy Trinity, a wonderful example of Byzantine architecture.
The Cathedral of St Anastasia, beside St Donat, displays several architectural styles, although its facade is decidedly Romanesque.
We wil exit the square to the northeast, which leads to the Sea Gate, constructed from a Roman arch, and continue our way to The Riva. This is the place where residents go "to see and be seen."
Be on the lookout for the Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun.
We will continue south to the Church of St Simeon. The silver casket of the saint can be found on the church’s altar. The intricate silverwork on the tomb is noteworthy. We will also visit Five Wells Square, once the water source for the city. From here we will return to the Land Gate, where the walking tour started.