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Zadar

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  • Day31

    Zadar

    July 7, 2017 in Croatia

    We were staying right in the Old Town of Zadar which was perfect for wandering the many streets of marble. Zadar is known for the Roman and Venetian ruins of its peninsular Old Town. There are several Venetian gates in the city walls. Surrounding the Roman-era Forum is 11th-century St. Mary’s Convent, with religious art dating to the 8th century. There’s also the grand, 12th-century St. Anastasia’s Cathedral and the round, 9th-century pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donatus. While we were the Imperial Russian Ballet performed Swan Lake outside St Donatus. We got to watch a little from outside the fenced-off area - a little unexpected culture. Zadar had a lovely feel about. We walked outside the Old Town across the bridge where there were easily 50+ market stalls. Lots of Croatian handcrafted items mixed in with cheap souvenirs and they were still open at 11pm. Zadar is slso known for having beautiful sunsets and wow did it deliver! We had dinner at one of the restaurants along the seaside prominade where we got to watch the entire sunset which lasted about an hour. The colour of the sky was magic!Read more

  • Day130

    A day trip to Zadar

    November 3, 2016 in Croatia

    Zadar is one of the larger towns along Croatia's coastline. There was no problem parking here like there had been in Pula, despite a no stopping sign with a picture of a camper van outside the main car park. It was a wet weekday outside of the tourist season so the parking attendant saw no problem with the van taking up two spaces.

    Heading first to the morning market, we walked alongside the lengthy marina. There was a film of oil on the surface but we could still see down into the water and watch shoals of fish milling around the moored boats.

    Climbing to the top of the town walls, we spotted the market just inside them. It was quite different to Pula's market, less about businesses selling to tourists and more more about individuals' cottage industries selling to locals. The small, dark wood tables had metal weighing scales and weights to measure the produce and stall holders called out to us in a friendly manner. We bought some home dried figs and olive oil, the latter in a reused plastic water bottle. Will's eyes were drawn to a cheese counter laden with rounds of hard cheese. Germany had a dearth of strong hard cheese and Will has been determined to make up for it! The stallholder, knowing the quality of the product would do the selling, encouraged us to try a sliver. We came away with quarter of a truckle and smiles on our faces. Picking up potatoes, clementines and a pomegranate, we managed to resist the tempting looking squid and cured meats and started our exploration of the town.

    Many of Zadar's streets were narrow, with smooth light coloured stone lining the walkways. There was the remains of a Roman marketplace around a church and people could just wander in and out of the large, ornately carved ancient stone fragments laying on the ground. We passed through these on our way to the seafront where two interesting sound and light art installations had been built into the promenade. The Sea Organ produces music when waves push air through holes and Greeting to the Sun, a huge horizontal disc of solar panels emits random bursts of coloured light. It was too light to see the later to full effect but we enjoyed both.

    Darkness closed in as we returned to Camp Jaz but we got to see a beautiful sunset glow over the water from the head of the bay.
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  • Day7

    Zadar, Croácia

    September 13 in Croatia

    Eram 18h quando decidimos seguir para Zadar, pelos vistos um dos melhor sítios da Europa para ver o pôr do sol. Tínhamos pouco tempo para lá chegar e de qualquer forma o céu estava a ficar encoberto, mas queríamos ouvir o Órgão do Mar. Um concerto natural do mar quando bate num conjunto de rochas com formatos diferentes, produzindo um som semelhante a um didjeridu. O sol se pôs e nada vimos, apenas o céu cinzento, já estávamos a ir embora quando por dois minutos o céu iluminou-se, como raios a rasgar o céu antes de ficar escuro. Foi o suficiente para nos dar vontade de vermos mais.
    Jantamos no Konoba Proto, depois de meio hora de fila e todos com a bira da fome. O jantar foi excelente, mas no final quase que pedíamos o livro de reclamações porque não nos deixaram pagar em separado com cartão, supostamente regras croatas.
    Ainda fomos dar um pezinho de dança antes de voltar para casa.
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  • Day6

    Gemütlicher Abschluss

    September 13 in Croatia

    Mein letzter Tag in Kroatien verbrachte ich nochmals am Strand, ein bisschen Sonne tanken kann ja nie schaden, vor allem dann nicht - wenn zu Hause der Nebel wartet.

    Am Abend gönnten wir uns dann noch ein leckeres Abendessen im best bewerteten Restaurant von Zadar. Auch wenn die Karte mehrheitlich mit Fischessen aufwartet, fand ich etwas leckeres zu essen :-) Die Aussicht auf den kleinen Hafen war dabei wunderbar!Read more

  • Day87

    Day 85

    August 23, 2017 in Croatia

    Bus from Split to Zadar today. It's a really awesome place, by the beach so lovely ocean air!! Really cool place to just wander around! Huge boats docked at the port, like ridiculously big (no room for fishing either dad)

    Just walked around and then watched the sun set which was very pretty. My hostel is right in the old town, it looks over ancient roman ruins which is pretty cool😊

  • Day11

    Zadar - Sonniger Tag

    August 25 in Croatia

    In Erwartung einer Menge Niederschlages haben wir uns in Zadar für zwei Nächte in ein Hostel einquartiert, um möglichst nicht auf einem Campingplatz abzusaufen.. den angebrochenen ersten - noch sonnigen Tag - haben wir für einen großen Bummel durch alle Gassen genutzt, nachdem wir von der Fähre ins Hostel gefahren sind. Das Hostel liegt super gut sodass wir auch zufuß in die Altstadt kommen. Jetzt schlafen wir erstmal in richtigen Betten und holen den Schlaf von letzter Nacht nach als sich alle kroatischen Mücken auf dem Campingplatz auf unserer belsagert habenRead more

  • Day9

    Fähre

    August 23 in Croatia

    Nachdem wir auf die letzte Fähre nur noch auffahren mussten als wir am Fährhafen angekommen sind, hatten wir diesmal nicht ganz so gutes Timing... Wir mussten aufgrund von mehrmahliger wetterbedingter Umplanung eine Stunde warten, war aber okay... Die Aussicht auf der Fähre war klasse weil die Fähre auf dem Weg zur Insel Dugi Otok zwischen vielen anderen sehr idyllischen Inseln durch 😍

  • Day12

    Zadar - Tag 2 (Regentag)

    August 26 in Croatia

    Letzte Nacht hat es geschüttet und gewittert. Heute morgen sah es aber wieder sonnig aus sodass wir wieder zur Altsadt sind. Es hat sich langsam etwas zugezogen also sind wir erstmal in das Museum der Illusionen gegangen. Das war sehr lustig. Danach sind wir etwas geschlendert und in das Archeologische Museum gegangen. Anschließend gab es Sndwiches zum Mittag. Die Sonne hat sich auch wieder blicke lassen, also haben wir uns mit unseren Büchern bewaffnet an die Promenade gesetzt. Bis es sich zugezogen hat, was sehr bedrohlich aussah und zu einer Schüttung samt Wind und ordentlicher Abkühlung geführt hat.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Zadar, ዛዳር, Chadra, زادار, Горад Задар, Задар, Ζαντάρ, זאדאר, ZAD, Zara, ザダル, ზადარი, 자다르, Iadera, Zadaras, Zadara, زدار, 扎達爾

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