Zadar Travel is a mobile phone application which enables travellers to easily find and book available accommodation in Zadar, chosen from facilities registered in the database of Zadar Tourist Board. The application includes Zadar, Petrčane, Kožino and some islands of the archipelago with the villages: Ist, Veli Iž, Mali Iž, Molat, Olib, Brgulje, Premuda, Zapuntel and Rava. All private accommodation facilities are presented on a map of Zadar and its surroundings. Travellers are able to contact the landlord by email or by phone, calling directly from the application. Apart from accommodation, the map contains other useful information such as Hotels, Hostels, Public Transportation, Travel Agencies, Tourist Information Centres, Public Services, etc.
The Zadar Summer Theatre Festival is a traditional summertime cultural event. A part and parcel of the Zadar Summer Theatre Festival, dedicated to theatre, dance and other works for the stage, is the Contemporary Music Festival. Performances and concerts take place in the cultural and historic ambient of the city.
'The Musical Evenings in St Donat's Church' is one of the oldest Croatian festivals. Its quality as well as the ingenuity and concept of its programme keeps the hot Zadar summer nights fresh each year. The Musical Evenings in St Donat's Church are characterized by fresh impetus and driven by the justified ambition to permanently make it the most important musical event of the entire Croatian Adriatic.
Croatian National Folk Dance Ensemble Lado was founded as a professional ensemble in 1949, with the mission to research, collect, artistically interpret and present on stage the most representative examples of Croatia´s rich music and dance traditions. The ensemble consists of 37 brilliant dancers who are also exceptional singers, and as such the ensemble can easily transform from a dance company into an accomplished folk choir. In addition, the ensemble prides itself on having an orchestra of 15 virtuoso musicians who are capable of playing over 50 traditional and classical instruments.
This annual lunar celebration begins at dusk. The town´s inhabitants turn off their lights and congregate on the candlelit Riva, Zadar´s promenade to enjoy a night of Croatian music, food and folklore. Boats are transformed into floating markets selling fish, cheese and fruit from all corners of the Dalmatian region, while down on the beach, revellers sing and dance until daybreak.
This traditional event has been organized for years, and it is dedicated to Victory Day and Homeland Thanksgiving. It is accompanied by sound and light effects, a music laser programme (musical fireworks), a parade of lighted boats, delicacies being prepared outdoors and distributed free, folklore group performances, Dalmatian harmony-singing groups, the Town Brass Band, majorettes and different entertainment groups. It takes place on the waterfront and all around the old town, where over 20,000 visitors gather for this event.
Years of continuous growth have resulted in the biggest vessel exhibition in Croatia and wider area. Acceptable prices and quality infrastructure of the organizer, Ilirija d.d., include Kornati Marina, Ilirija hotels, restaurants and entertainment amenities. Every day of the fair, the sunset marks the end of the exhibition and the beginning of the evening programme offering the best food and entertainment that continues in the old town centre next to the marina, and goes on into the late hours. We call it “Boat Show Experience“, where business meetings take place and numerous visitors come and experience this show as a way of relaxing. The fair has a strong reputation in Central Europe and attracts many visitors from neighbouring countries.
It is the biggest cathedral in Dalmatia and its oldest parts are an early Christian basilica, but its present Romanesque appearance was shaped in 12th century. During the crusaders´ siege and conquest of the city in 1202, the Cathedral was damaged, but later it was reconstructed.
The most impressive gate is the Land Gate - then the main entrance into the city - in the little Foša harbour, built by a Venetian architect Michele Sanmicheli in 1543. It is considered to be one of the finest monuments of the Renaissance in Dalmatia, and it has the form of a triumphal arch with a central passage, and two smaller side arches for pedestrians. It is decorated with motifs such as St Chrysogonus (Zadar’s main patron saint) on his horse, and the Lion of St. Mark (the coat of arms of the Republic of Venice).
The Square is located on a site between the medieval city walls with a cornice and the Renaissance bastion Grimani, where the oldest park in Croatia is located, which was named after Queen Jelena Madije. While the wells are no longer in use, the Square has become a popular place for concerts and events.
On the corner of Špiro Brusina Street and Mihovil Klaić Street there is a simple and charming Gothic Church of St Michael’s, once a part of the Franciscan monastery. A Gothic portal, which is adorned by reliefs from 14th century, dominates the facade. In its single-nave interior there is a painted wooden Romanesque crucifixion from 13th century. There is also a small collection of art works in the monastery. The present church was built in 1389 and added to in 19th century.
The Treasury exhibits valuable examples of sacred art: the large Romanesque painted crucifix from 12th century, the painting of the Dead Christ - the work of Jacopo da Ponte Bassano, the large Renaissance crucifix from 15th century, ancient liturgical vessels, precious illuminated codices and corals, documents, incunabula etc. The painted Ugljan polyptych from 15th century is without any doubt the finest and the most representative example of the entire Gothic painting in Croatia.
The museum is one of the city´s newest attractions and rightfully so. It´s housed in the 19th century Cosmacendi Palace. The museum contains one of the premium collections of Roman glassware outside Italy, with a cornucopia of goblets, jars and vials retrieved from archaeological sites across Dalmatia. Take the opportunity to see the replicas of Roman glassware on sale as you will no doubt enter one of the classiest souvenir shops in the city.
It consists of the Fine Arts Gallery, Natural History Department, Ethnological Department, Department of the Zadar City Museum, Regional ethnographic collection and Regional cultural-historical collection of island Iž. Periodic exhibitions put up by the Fine Arts Gallery are held in the exhibition pavilion of the City Loggia and Rector's Palace.
The Greeting to the Sun consists of three hundred multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level with the stone-paved promenade in the shape of a 22-metre diameter circle. Simultaneously with the "most beautiful sunset in the world" the colourful lights turn on, and they produce a marvelous, exceptionally impressive show of light in the rhythm of the waves and the sounds of the Sea Organ.
Also known as the Wide Street (Široka ulica), is the main and most famous street in Zadar. Some people say it is even older than the city itself, stretching in the direction west - east from the People´s Square (Narodni trg) to the famous Roman Forum. To this day it follows the layout of the main longitudinal Roman street (Decumanus Maximus) - the main city street that flowed through the spine of the peninsula. The strict Roman urbanization simply proved its natural placement, and future urban time periods did not change anything in that respect.
Zadar archipelago consists of more than 300 islands, although only a handful are inhabited. Daily ferries run from the ferry port to the larger islands. Among the most visited are Dugi Otok, the largest of the islands and a popular haunt of fishing enthusiasts, and Ugljan, where many Zadar residents own properties, along with the smaller islands of Pašman, Molat, Olib, Silba and Premuda. All offer relaxing coastal or beach walks, while most have restaurants, historic sites to see and opportunities for water sports.
Restaurant Bar Atrij, with a variety of dishes and drinks, awaits its guests from early morning until late evening. For breakfast Atrij offers muffins, croissants, toast, omelettes, and various types of cakes, for lunch they offer simpler dishes like pizza, pasta, fish and meat dishes, while in the evening, the restaurant transforms into a cozy lounge bar.
Excellent location by the water in the old harbour is ideal, it is a 5 minute walking distance to the city centre great if you are going for drinks later on, but still not in a too busy area so you are at peace while dining there. The interior design and ambience is spot on, and the food is even better with polite and friendly staff.
This quaint bistro is beautifully decorated with a huge painting of the coast, along with flower pots adorning the walls. As the name implies, they offer traditional Italian pasta dishes, such as Fusilli and Fettucini, as well as bruschetta, octopus salad and many more delicious options.
In the process of preparing dishes the focus is on enriching the offer with a variety of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables as much as possible. The vision of our cuisine is based on seasonal, original, traditional and organic preparation, but also considering the new global trends and insights.
Based on tradition and our grandmothers' heritage, story we are writing in Proto describes our love towards food and effort to combine modern coolinary knowledge with everything our history and tradition taught us. Let us tell you our story through best words possible - food made with love.
Located in the 13th century Venetian Kaštel (Hotel Bastion) in the old town of Zadar, the menu oozes Dalmatian cuisine and creative modern culinary trends. Try the fresh fish, homemade bread and pasta filled with various creams. If you want local gastronomy, look no further!
Gourmet Kalelarga offers a relaxing and enjoyable experience of unique Dalmatian atmosphere. Here you can start your day with coffee and fresh pastries from its own bakery, order a delicious morning meal before enjoying fresh, seasonal dishes and selected wines in the afternoon and spend an evening relaxing with a glass of champagne.
Right next to the Five Wells Square and Captain's Tower, this konoba happens to be the oldest in the old city. It is a typical cosy konoba with a charming stone interior and a pleasant outdoor terrace with usual fish and meat dishes, specialized in food cooked under an iron bell ('pod pekom').
This spectacular garden on top of the city walls has always been the coolest hangout in Zadar. Now, coolly minimalist with ultra-comfortable loungers, it´s a perfect place for enjoying drinks, sunshine, the view and hot summer nights to the tune of nu jazz, dub, latin, breaks and downtempo electronica.
Lounge & Bar Ledana in the historic centre of Zadar might be the new coolest hangout spot in the city. It´s a perfect place for enjoying drinks and music in the beautiful surroundings of the romantic Queen Jelena Madije Park and the Five Wells Square with a spectacular view over the city.
This newly opened night club is located on the site of a well-known former disco "Forum" in Jazine bay. It is open at weekends and it is the place to be in the city, especially for the generation 30+. With live music to entertain the guests and two resident DJs Petrus and Tommy, the club can accommodate up to a maximum of 500 people.
Welcome to Zara Beach – Bar, Restaurant and Club. It is situated right on Zadar`s City Beach – just a short walk from the historic Old Town. Join us for a rich breakfast in the morning, enjoy fresh snacks and delicious meals during the day and cooling drinks in the evening for your perfect day on the beach.
In addition to the restoration of artifacts, the museum produces souvenirs and replicas that are mostly copies of archaeological material. The workshop possesses almost a hundred varied objects in the form of copies and souvenirs made of pottery and artificial stone.
City Galleria, with its architectural beauty and impressive size, is a place where you can find almost everything you need. They offer a large city market on the main open square and an indoor market with lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat and all sorts of delicacies. A large number of world renown fashion brands can be found right here, which speaks of the diversity of their offer where everyone can find something for themselves. With a secured underground public parking and a truly pleasant ambiance, City Galleria has become a very popular place for meeting friends over coffee, business meetings, fun shopping trips, and in the evening hours it offers relaxation in a number of cozy cafés or excitement of a new movie in one of 6 cineplex screens.
All passengers that travel in EU countries and countries outside of EU, now can buy products at duty free prices. Passengers that travel in EU countries now can buy bigger quantities (4 box of cigarettes, 200 cigars, 10 l of spirits, 60 l of wine. etc.). You can find products of famous fashion brands like Chanel, Armani, Gucci, Bvlgari, Guess, etc. Also in our shop you can find products of world famous spirits (Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Chivas, Jonnie Walker etc.), watches (Tag Heuer, Fossil, Festina, Rotary, Aviator, Luminox etc.), jewels and lot's of other things. One part of the Duty Free & Travel Value Shop is a regional shop, where you can find Croatian and regional products like the best Croatian olives oil, cheese, prosciutto ham and a lot of others Croatian delicacies.
Produced exclusively from the milk of the autochthonous sheep on the Island of Pag, Paški Sir (Pag Cheese) is the most awarded ewes’ milk cheese in all of Croatia. Paški Sir is a protected source product and has received numerous awards and honours. Gligora Paški Sir has a peculiar and subtle piquant taste and smell, it crumbles and melts in your mouth.
Le prase (Le pig) is a small family business which amuses itself by creating cute and fragrant piggy banks. Piglets will help you survive the crisis and turn your savings into your dreams. It only takes some patience and persistence. Here you can also buy other original Croatian handmade gifts, such as ceramics made by a local brand called Krakle.
L'Occitane is a top quality French beauty brand formulated with natural, active ingredients inspired by Provençal traditions. The products represent the customs and traditions of the Mediterranean, enhanced by its welcome and hospitality. In L'Occitane stores, you will find everything for body care, from head to toe, as well as friendly and educated staff who will be more than happy to give you advice on your ideal well-being.
The most famous multi brand store in Zadar is the best place to visit if you are looking for prominent Croatian designers that you haven't heard of yet. It sells clothes and accessories by Ricov. In addition to the clothes, you will find sandals and ballet shoes signed by Diana Džepina, purses by Baggiz and Slaven Milić and jewellery by Iva Stojković, Oh Tiger, Emily K design, Ljilja, Lubotomy, Midžo and glass necklaces by Antonija Gospić.
The Company Nevico was established in Zadar in 1990. Since its establishment with short interruptions because of war activities in the Republic of Croatia untill today, it has worked sucessfully as a trading company. Our wish is to become your partner too-partner at sea. Our management team and highly qualified staff are striving to the aim to satisfy the needs of customers by providing a wide range of nautical & fishing equipment at competitive prices.
Supernova Centre Zadar offers enjoyable, affordable and relaxed shopping experience. At an easily accessible location, only 10 minutes drive from the centre of the city, you will find a large selection of brands. At Zadar Supernova Centre you will find the best European brands, as well as local manufacturers. The Centre is organized to fulfill the needs of an entire family - their offer includes a large selection of clothes, shoes, accessories and jewellery, gadgets, supplies for the youngest, sport, home and office equipment, as well as audio and video equipment, pet supplies, leather accessories, optical products, perfumery and drugstores and a huge supermarket and a free playroom for children. The Supernova brand offer will satisfy even the most sophisticated fashion tastes.
To give beauty to the world is our goal. What we offer goes much further than products - it touches the heart. We are confident that the time will come when hecticity of contemporary life will disappear and then we will know what our ancestors knew - that a jewelry is to a soul what food is to a body.
Numerous material evidence of the tumultuous and rich history of the Biograd region is stored in the interesting Municipal Museum which consists of the archaeological collection, Cargo of the sunken vessel from 16th century collection, ethnographic collection, history department and collection of art paintings.
Hostel Hrid is the only hostel in Biograd and it is situated ten minutes away from the town centre, bus station, the nearest beach and numerous restaurants and coffee bars. Hostel Hrid offers comfortable accommodation and a pleasant ambience. Hostel Hrid disposes of 58 beds in 19 rooms. There are double bed, three bed and four bed rooms. The large and modern kitchen has all the necessary appliances a guest might need, and offers the possibility of grilling outdoors. The air-conditioned lounge with a large screen TV and Internet (WiFi) offers a perfect hideout from the heat and there is also a bar within the hostel. Hostel Hrid Biograd is an excellent choice whether you are on vacation with your family, alone, with friends or on a business trip. Their professional and polite staff will make sure that your stay in Biograd and in the hostel is pleasant and unforgettable.
Located at the foot of the hotel Adriatic and along the main public beach, this lounge bar provides relaxation on beds in unique natural surroundings. This original place is an intersection of many attractive events, namely the Bartender show, gala dinners, enviable weddings at the sunset, fashion shows, DJ performances and many others. It is an ideal place to spend an afternoon or evening, when the whole area takes on a pleasant intimate atmosphere with dim lighting and superb music. Our bartenders will prepare more than 30 kinds of creative cocktails.
This authentic Dalmatian konoba is located in the countryside of the rich Ravni Kotari region. The tavern is housed inside an old arsenal from 14th century, renovated with love and care. It will amaze you with its unparalleled rustic atmosphere where the visitors will have the chance to return to the days of our ancestors and feel the charm of this unique place, if only for a moment. It offers homemade brandy, dried figs, smoked ham, cheese, homemade bread, a selection of dishes baked under a baking lid ('pod pekom'), homemade wine, cakes etc. Take a stroll through our estate, vineyard and olive grove, rest underneath a thousand-year-old mulberry tree and capture the spirit of a truly Dalmatian environment with your camera.
A place for making high quality traditional Dalmatian specialties, but also new culinary trends. Daily fresh fish and seafood are a guaranteed thrill for all your senses.Taste top gastronomic specialties, enjoy the rich and specially selected wine and relax with the original Dalmatian music and atmosphere.
Restaurant 'Guste' has been one of the most popular restaurants in Biograd since 1989. It has an enclosed terrace with 100, two smaller rooms with about 20, and an attractive garden terrace with 80 seats. The restaurant is in the immediate vicinity of Biograd's Marina Kornati which means that this family business has been serving demanding guests which guarantees good food and an excellent service.
Culinary delights for the most demanding of customers are offered in this restaurant which is situated directly on the beach. The terrace, which is decorated in a typical style for our region, offers an unforgettable view of the Pašman channel and its many scattered islands. Next to the restaurant there is a konoba with a fireplace where guests can enjoy a traditional Dalmatian fish or meat dish. For our guests who prefer fast food, we have various types of pizza from a brick oven or barbequed dishes. Our dishes are based on Mediterranean cuisine, with seafood specialties, but dishes can be adapted to the taste of guests from different parts of the world.
The konoba Bazilika offers an airconditioned environment as well as a spacious and pleasant outside terrace in the shade of hanging vines. Its varied cuisine is based on traditional specialties such as brodetto (fish stew) with polenta, marinated anchovies or octopus salad. They prepare imaginatively presented traditional meals according to their own recipes, such as spicy tuna sausages, beefsteak Katarina or island ramsteak, all seasoned with domestic herbs from their own garden. The rich selection of fish and meat dishes, prepared by the chef who is also the owner of this establishment, and the great choice of selected Croatian wines, will make your gastronomic adventure complete.
This conveniently located shopping centre in Biograd na Moru, features more than 30 shops offering popular international and domestic brands, as well as cafés, a restaurant, a hairdresser's and a beauty salon, a specialized store for the retail sale of medicinal products and medical devices and a Mercator supermarket. You can find all you need for the perfect summer vacation at one place.
The city public transport system includes 12 lines run by 22 buses. The existing lines cover all parts of the city. In addition to providing city transport services, the main activities of 'Liburnija' also include operation of local public buses running throughout the Zadar County. The Information Desk and Ticket Office are open every day from 5.30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Pharmacies are generally open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. except at weekends. On Saturdays they are open from 7.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and on Sundays they are closed. Out of hours one of the following pharmacies is always open: Centar Address: Jurja Barakovića 2, 23000 Zadar Phone: +385 23 302 920 Donat Address: Braće Vranjanina 14, 23000 Zadar Phone: +385 23 251 342 IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, CALL 112 FOR HELP! This number can be reached any time, day or night, regardless of where you are in the Republic of Croatia or in the European Union.
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