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An exciting city with a great buzz. A modern city with a history and legends to tell. A city of romance and fun. A city with beaches and great sights. A city with friendly, interesting people. An absolute must-see city in Dalmatia, Croatia and Europe.Which cities is it all about? Not cities, but one city that has it all and more - Zadar. So, when in Zadar, apart from doing as the Zadrans do, check out the very best of this amazing Mediterranean city.


1. The best historical sight

Just go to historical peninsula, find the remains of the ancient Roman Forum. Try to imagine what life was like a thousand or more years ago. And then have a look at the muffin-shaped St Donatus’ Church, Zadar’s most famous landmark from the 9th century.


2. The best modern attractions

Surely you’re not going to Zadar without having heard about the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The Sea Organ is a unique example of man-made art, architecture and nature, since the one-of-a-kind music is produced when the waves hit the promenade steps. Similarly, the Greeting to the Sun, as its name might suggest, is an installation that produces a unique light show.


3. The best sunset

Anywhere in Zadar. But the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun make the whole experience so much more awwww- provoking.


4. The best museums

Are you an enthusiastic museum-goer and want to know more about Zadar’s history? Archaeological Museum is the one you’re looking for. Or go to Museum of Illusions for some light fun.


5. The best view

Climb the Belltower of St Anastasia’s Cathedral and look down on the city. Literally. Or simply take a room in our Boutique Hostel Forum. It’ll also do the trick.


6. The best places for a morning coffee or an afternoon refreshment

Having coffee, of just saying so while having beer, is a part of Dalmatian lifestyle. So, do as the locals do - take a break and have … whatever you feel like. On the outdoor terrace of coffee bar Forum with historical sights in front of you. Then go to People’s Square or Petar Zoranić Square to sit, sip and see the sights at the same time.  


7. The best beach

Zadar’s vicinity is full of amazing beaches, but if you prefer to stick to the city, there are a few to choose from, such as Kolovare beach. Swim to refresh yourself, or sip a drink in a beach bar to do the same. As you like it.  


8. The best places to eat

The choice depends on what you like. Wanna try out typical Dalmatian food? Go to a ‘little place’ called Malo misto or meet Dva ribara (‘two fisherman’). No spare time for dining? Then go fast (food) to Stari grad on historical peninsula.


9. The best places to go out

It all depends on your idea of fun. There’s nothing better than the buzz of Kalelarga, Zadar’s oldest street. Or an open air concert, under a starry night. If you insist on bar hopping, simply go on a pub crawl and find your own personal favourite(s).


Finally, the best accommodation goes to ...

… Boutique Hostel Forum! Because it’s the best hostel in Croatia. Because it’s in the centre of the historical peninsula. Because it looks cool. Because it has the best views. Because it has the best surprises. Because the staff is like one of you. Because people from all over the world can testify to how great it is.


Walk, walk, walk. The best way to get to know Zadar. Fullstop. So, walk this way with us to learn more. And take a moment to take a record of every step of the way. Here’s how we see it: Top 7 Places in Zadar for the Ultimate Photo.