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Zadar - Sights
Zadar is one of the most popular Croatian tourist destinations, which the Times of London proclaimed "entertainment center on the Adriatic Sea", a Guardian "new Croatian capital of cool." Will captivate you with its special atmosphere and a rich life - whether by day or night.
From all historical periods have been preserved in many churches and monuments that have seen art architecture of all styles, from Roman times through the Middle Ages to modern architecture. These 70-odd is located in the historical town center, while its other parts broader and immediate surrounding area has over 600 immovable cultural monuments. We will present you with several prominent cultural landmarks of the old town:
- Church of Sv. Donata is a symbol of the city of Zadar and the most famous monumental buildings in Croatia from the early Middle Ages (9th century). It is round Romanesque church until the 15th century church called St. Trinity, and since then named St. Donat, by the bishop who had it built. The first time the church is mentioned in the 10th century in the writings of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus.
- Cathedral of St.. Anastasia (Anastasia) is a three-nave Romanesque building, also the largest church in Dalmatia. Built on two occasions, in the 12th and 13 century, with its well-preserved older from the 9 and 11 century, which rose at the site of an early Christian basilica. The beginnings of the construction of the cathedral date back to distant history, in the 4th or 5 st
- The three-nave basilica with three richly decorated with semi-circular apse, the Romanesque style, was named after St.. Krševan martyr, patron saint of Zadar, which adorns the coat of arms.
Church of Sv. Grisogono and bell tower to it, the only surviving part of the once vast Benedictine abbey, conceived in the early Middle Ages.
- University building - the dominant point of Zadar panorama from the sea, magnificent buildings in the New Quay was built to a design by the Viennese architect Karl Susana early 20th Century (1,901th-1906th) in the neoclassical style to the needs of the former Institute of St. Demetrius. The complex of buildings built in the shape of the letter "L" which closes the Citadel Bastion Zadar to the south and west, and in its central part there is the recently restored chapel of Sv. Demetrius with a dome.
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