This Post is a Collection of Public Facts, Historical Information & Best Public Travel Video Guides about Zadar Detailing about Important Sights & Attractions, Best Beaches, Food & Public Transport in Zadar
Zadar historically known as Zara, is the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city. It is situated on the Adriatic Sea, at the northwestern part of Ravni Kotari region. Zadar serves as the seat of Zadar County and of the wider northern Dalmatian region.
The city proper covers 25 km2 with a population of 75,082 in 2011, making it the second-largest city of the region of Dalmatia and the fifth-largest city in the country.
Zadar Travel Video Guide by Expoza Travel
Historical Background of Zadar
- After the fall of Venice in 1797, Zadar came under Austrian rule until 1918, except for a period of short-term French rule (1805–1813), still remaining the capital of Dalmatia. During French rule the first newspaper in Croatian, Il Regio Dalmata – Kraglski Dalmatin, was published in Zadar (1806–1810). During the 19th century Zadar functioned as a center of the Croatian movement for cultural and national revival in a context of increasing polarization and politicization of ethnic identities between Croats and Dalmatian Italians.
- With the 1920 Treaty of Rapallo Zadar was given to the Kingdom of Italy. During World War II, it was bombed by the Allies and witnessed the evacuation of ethnic Italians. Partisans captured the city on 1 November 1944; in 1947 it officially became part of SR Croatia, a federal constituent of the SFR Yugoslavia, whose armed forces defended it in October 1991 from the Serb forces who aimed to capture it.
Zadar has become a Place of Prominence
Today Zadar is a historical center of Dalmatia, Zadar County’s principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, educational, and transportation centre. Zadar is also the episcopal see of the Archdiocese of Zadar. Because of its rich heritage, Zadar is today one of the most popular Croatian tourist destinations, named “entertainment center of the Adriatic” by The Times and “Croatia’s new capital of cool” by The Guardian. UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list included the fortified city of Zadar as part of Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar in 2017
Best Things To Do in Zadar – A Travel Guide by Rok Goes Around
Zadar is one of the oldest cities on a Dalmatian coast, with a history spanning over 3000 years. Biggest European Empires, various nations and important historical events created this beautiful city on a peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. With its rich heritage, crystal clear sea, nice beaches and stunning surrounding islands Zadar is one of the most popular Croatian coastal cities and I can’t wait to show you The Best Things To Do in Zadar, Croatia.Rok Goes Around
Learn All About Zadar, Best Beaches to Visit & Things to Do in the Following Travel Video by Rok Goes Around
Things To Do In Zadar Croatia as mentioned in the above Video Guide:
- 00:00 Introduction
- 00:42 City Walls & Land Gates
- 02:34 People’s Square
- 03:49 Kalelarga
- 04:31 Petar Zoranić Sqaure & Five Wells Square
- 06:10 Maraschino
- 07:03 Riva waterfront
- 07:55 Sea Organ & Greeting to the Sun
- 09:14 Kolovare Beach
- 10:01 Borik Beach
- 10:26 Nin’s Lagoon
- 11:10 Kornati National Park
- 12:00 Cathedral of St. Anastasia
- 13:18 Roman Forum & St. Donatus Church
Zadar Travel Video Guide by Seany Boyy
In this video I go through my top 10 favourite things to do in Zadar, Croatia! We spent a total of 8 days here and was blown away at just how beautiful old town Zadar was. As I’ve never been to Croatia before I was really impressed with the unique architecture of the buildings and streets. Croatian food was fantastic as well and even if your not a fan there is a wide range of restaurants to enjoy here. Follow us on the socials– Seany Boyy