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Also referred to as the “Small Croatian Rome”, Zadar, formerly the capital of Dalmatia, is rich in cultural and historical sights; Roman, Byzantine and Romanesque architectural masterpieces can be found in the city. Zadar is situated on a peninsula-like tongue of land, separated from the mainland by the inner-harbor.

One of the city’s most famous attractions is the Romanesque style Basilica of St. Stošija, with its nave and two aisles, dating from the 12th-13th centuries.

Work on its 56m high tower, which stands next to it, was begun in the 13th century, but was only finished at the end of the 19th century.

Church tower near the Basilica, Zadar
Church tower near the Basilica, Zadar
 

The 9th century St. Donatus' Church is one of the pearls of Dalmatia’s Byzantine architecture. The remnants and flagstones of the one-time Roman Forum can be seen next to the Church.

The City’s beaches, and those of its neighborhood, are, on the whole, pebbly. Zadar serves as a suitable jumping-off point for five nearby National Parks – the Paklenica, the Velebit, the Kornati group of islands, the Plitvice lakes and the waterfalls of the Krka River.

Church of St Donat, Zadar
Church of St Donat, Zadar
 


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Roman Forum ruins, Zadar
Roman Forum ruins, Zadar

Inner-harbor, Zadar
Inner-harbor, Zadar
 

 

 
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