The particularity of the city is irresistible to those that respect and admire historical monuments and cultural heritage, artists, tourists and their citizens. Zadar is a city in which the large areas are left for pedestrians. The walk through cobblestone streets of the city will become a walk through history, and an experience of the contemporary life. Being a monument town surrounded with the historical city walls, City of Zadar is a true treasure trove of the archaeological and monumental treasure from ancient, medieval, renaissance,baroque… periods, to numerous modern achievements such as the first Sea Organ in the world. The centuries of the turbulent history, destruction and creation left scars but numerous records of time as well, which is today’s valuable monumental city heritage. From all historical periods, there have been preserved many churches and monuments holding visible architectural works of art of many styles.
The coast is particularly indented, the islands and the untouched nature allures many boaters to this regions. The archipelago counts 24 bigger and about 300 smaller islets and rocks, 3 nature parks – Telašćica, Velebit and Vransko jezero and 5 national parks – Paklenica, Plitvice lakes, Kornati Islands, Krka and Sjeverni Velebit classifying Zadar and its surroundings at the very top of the Croatian tourist offer.
Alfred Hitchcock on the occasion of his visit to Zadar, in May 1964, while observing the luxurious game played by the sun said: „Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West in Florida“. Many tourists agree with his opinion and enjoy the views of the sea, sunset and sky with the sounds of the world famous Sea Organ and light magic of the new urban installation “Greeting to the Sun”.