Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Zadar

Almost entirely surrounded by the warm waters of the Adriatic, Zadar may not be large, but it is bursting with personality. A thoroughly cosmopolitan space, the city is full of extraordinary architecture and offers some of the best sailing around Zadar's archipelago and along the western coast of the Dalmatia region.

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St. Donatus' Church

St. Donatus' church is considered by many the symbol of Zadar. This majestic circular building is one of the finest examples of Byzantine style in the whole country. Nowadays it's no longer used as a church but as venue for cultural and musical events.
Adresse: Šimuna Kožičića Benje
Åpningstider: April-May: open daily 9am-5pm June: daily 9am-9pm July-August: daily 9am-10pm September-March: daily 9am-5pm Closed from November to February

St. Anastasia's Cathedral

This Romanesque Cathedral was built in the 12th century on the plan of a former Christian basilica and it's the biggest one in the Dalmatian region. Behind the ornamented facade remains of frescoes and a carved choir decorate the interiors of the church. From the top of the bell tower visitors can enjoy views of the old town below.
Adresse: Trg Svete Stošije 2
Åpningstider: During summer: 8am-6pm daily During winter: 8am-6pm daily Bell tower: open only during summer 8am-10pm daily

Sea Organ

This serie of broad white steps descending into the sea are one of the most unique landmark in Zadar. Designed by the local architect Nikola Bašić, the Sea Organ consists of underwater resonant chambers carved in the steps which allow the organ to play chiming notes when the water flows into them. This is also one of the best places in town to enjoy the great Zadarian sunsets.
Adresse: Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV

Museum of Ancient Glass

An outstanding collection of glass items, many of them hailing from the Roman settlements around the region and the local Roman necropolis. Available for visitors every days are glass-blowing and bead making demonstrations.
Adresse: Poljana Zemaljskog Odbora 1
Telefon: +385 23 363 831
Åpningstider: Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

People’s Square

Since its Medieval origins Narodni Trg (People’s Square) has been the core of Zadar's public life. Dominating the westerns side of the square, the City Guard dates back to the 1562 and it's crested by a 19th-century clock tower. Nearby, St. Lawrence church is the oldest preserved building of the town, while the Loggia on the opposite side is now a venue for exhibitions.
Adresse: Narodni Trg

St. Simeon's Church

Despite its humble exterior, this small Baroque church, named after one of the patron saints of the city, houses one of Zadar's highlights: St. Simeon Chest. A fine example of medieval silversmith, dating back to the 1381, this highly decorated silver casket placed just above the main altar contains the mummified body of St. Simeon.
Adresse: Trg Petra Zoranića 7

Land Gate and Walls

Traces of the old city walls can still be found all around Zadar, with some sections dating back to the Middle Age and a grater part built during the Venetian control over the city as a fortification against the Turks. Beside some portions of the previous walls, eight gates used as entrance to the city remains, of which the most elaborate is the one known as Land Gate. Located just in front of the little Foša harbour, Land Gate is adorned with some of the finest Dalmatian Renaissance-style decorations, including representations of St. Crysogonus and the lion of St. Mark.
Adresse: Trg Pet Bunara 1

Five Wells Square

Trg Pet Bunara owes its name to the five wells lining up in a row at its centre, which has supplied water to the city until the middle of the 19th century. Just a few steps away visitors can enjoy Queen Jelena Madije park, situated just between the medieval walls and the Renaissance Grimani bastion.
Adresse: Trg Pet Bunara

Greeting to the Sun

The eccentric Pozdrav Suncu attracts tons of people every evening during summer. By the same architect of the Sea Organ, Nikola Bašić, Greeting to the Sun is a compound of multi-layered plates in circular shape inserted on the pavement of Riva promenad. Collecting energy from the sun during daylight, it displays a show of lights patterns representing the movements of the Solar System from sunset to sunrise.
Adresse: Istarska Obala

The Gold and Silver of Zadar

Hosted within the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, this permanent exhibition of religious art is one of the most valuable in Croatia and displays a number of masterpieces made out of gold and silver, but also other precious items such as manuscripts, embroideries, reliefs and tapestry.
Adresse: Madijevaca 10
Telefon: +385 23 250 496
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm & 5pm-7pm Sunday: 10am-1pm

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum houses a collection of artifacts from the district of Zadar and the islands of Pag and Rab, dating from prehistoric times to the end of 11th century.
Adresse: Trg Opatice Čike 1
Telefon: +385 23 250 516
Åpningstider: October-May: 9am-2pm Monady to Saturday June-September: 9 am-9pm daily


Lined with shops, bars and cafes Kalelarga is the biggest and busiest street in Zadar. Following the trail of the ancient Decumanus Maximus built by the Romans, it's the place where people in Zadar come for socialising and having fun and where many events take place all year round.
Adresse: Široka ulica

National Museum

The National Museum showcases exhibits of the natural, cultural and ethnological heritage of the northern Dalmatian region from the 13th century until present days. The museum encompasses four departments: Natural History, Ethnology, Fine Arts and City Museum.
Adresse: Poljana Pape Aleksandra III 4
Telefon: +385 23 251 851

Zadar Archipelago

Zadar archipelago gives visitors the possibility to discover one of the most beautiful areas of Dalmatia away from the more touristy part of the region. It may be popular with fishing enthusiasts, but there're plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy like snorkeling, cave exploring and cliff jumping. Public transportation connect the biggest of the 300 islands with the mainland, but daily tours and boat rental are also available.
Adresse: Zadar archipelago, Zadar County


Offering Italian dishes as well as traditional Dalmatian seafood, at Bruschetta the focus in on traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant serves quality food in a casual environment and it's popular with locals for its lunch deals.
Adresse: Mihovila Pavlinovića 12
Telefon: +385 23 312 915
Åpningstider: Daily: 11am-11pm


By many considered the best restaurant in town, Kornat offers top-quality food in a delightful location and charming atmosphere. The restaurant can boast a set of Dalmatian dishes prepared with prime-quality ingredients and a good selection of Croatian wines just to be savoured by customers on the great front-harbour location. Try the black risotto and the angler fish.
Adresse: Liburnska obala 6
Telefon: +385 23 254 501

Pet Bunara

Seasonal, organic ingredients are the core of Pet Bunara cuisine, where traditional dishes are prepared according to the Slow Food philosophy. Dalmatian classics are served alongside carefully selected wines in a cosy atmosphere. Try the traditional fig cake.
Adresse: Stratico 1, near Pet Bunara Trg
Telefon: +385 23 224 010
Åpningstider: Daily: 12pm-11pm

Konoba Skoblar

Konobas are traditional Dalmatian taverns and Skoblar happens to be the oldest one in all Zadar. This is the right place to find authentic regional cuisine set in an equally traditional venue. Specialties of Konoba Skoblar include food cooked under the "pod pekom" (an iron baking bell) and desserts such as Kalelarga cheesecake and Maraschino cake.
Adresse: Trg Petra Zoranića 4
Telefon: +385 23 213 236
Åpningstider: Daily: 8am-11.45pm


Beloved by locals for its seafood, Foša combines traditions and new trends in both its culinary offer and interiors' decorations. The place is named after the small harbours where it's located and that can be appreciated from the beautiful terrace.
Adresse: Kralja Dmitra Zvonimira 2
Telefon: +385 23 314 421


Enjoy a complete fine-dining experience at Kaštel, where Croatian classics are revisited and enriched with Italian and French flavours. Seasonal, local ingredients are a must for this restaurant serving grate pastas, fresh fish and homemade bread.
Adresse: Hotel Bastion, Bedemi Zadarskih Pobuna 13
Telefon: +385 23 49 49 50
Åpningstider: Daily: 7am-11pm

Tri Bunara

A no-frills pizzeria located in the old town. Its pizzas are some of the best in Zadar but it also serves sandwiches and salads.
Adresse: Jurja Bijankinija 8c
Telefon: +385 23 250 390
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday. 8.30am-11pm Saturday-Sunday 12pm-11pm

Bistro Pjat

A traditional restaurant with classic Mediterranean cuisine and an interior decorated in the atmosphere of an old trattoria.
Adresse: Stomorica 10
Telefon: +385 23 213 919
Åpningstider: Daily: 10am-10pm


A central venue with modern-looking interiors serving a wide selection of Croatian and Dalmatian dishes and wood-oven-baked pizza at very reasonable prices.
Adresse: Blaža Jurjeva 1a
Telefon: +385 23 213 445
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday: 11am-11pm Sunday: 11am-10pm

Trattoria Canzona

Simple food and affordable prices in a rustic atmosphere. There are new options in the menu every day and their pizza is among the favourites in town.
Adresse: Stomorica 8
Telefon: +385 23 212 081
Åpningstider: Daily: 12pm-11pm

Harbor Cookhouse & Club

Just a five minutes walk away from the city centre, Harbor is located right in front of the old harbour. The interiors are carefully appointed and the innovative cuisine in a bland of Mediterranean and Peruvian flavours. Harbor is also a lounge bar with DJ sessions.
Adresse: Obala kneza Branimira 6a
Telefon: +385 23 301 520
Åpningstider: Daily: 7am-2am

Proto Food & More

Simple interiors, genuine food and an easy-going attitude are turning Proto into one of the most popular restaurant in Zadar. Dalmatian classics are served in big portions and every now and then they come up with special, temporary menus focused on certain ingredients. They don't take reservations so try to be there in advance.
Adresse: Ulica Obitelji Stratico 1
Telefon: +385 23 386 431
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Sunday: 4pm-12am. Closed on Monday

Konoba Stomorica

A traditional restaurant serving local dishes and Croatian wines and spirits. One of the oldest of its kind in the city and a favourite with local for its generous portions and reasonable prices. Enjoy live traditional music on Friday evenings.
Adresse: Stomorica Ulica 12
Telefon: +385 99 448 3694
Åpningstider: Saturday-Wednesday: 10am-12am Thursday-Friday: 10am-1am

Malo misto

A traditional charcoal-grill restaurant (roštilj) with an outdoor terrace and live Croatian music
Adresse: Ulica Jurja Dalmatinca 3
Telefon: +385 23 301 831
Åpningstider: Daily: 9am-12am

Bistro Gourmet Kalelarga

One of the most well-regarded restaurants in town, Gourmet Kalelarga in most prized for its excellent wines selection and delicious pastries and cakes. Popular for its breakfast options, its also serves Dalmatian dishes for lunch and dinner. Enjoy local liquors during aperitif on the tables outside.
Adresse: Art Hotel Kalelarga, Široka Ulica 2a
Telefon: +385 23 233 000

Cogito Coffee

A colorful, bright cafe full of character specialized in top-quality coffee and teas. Among the many specialities are loose leaf teas and matcha latte, fresh juices, homemade iced tea and cold brewed coffee are also available.
Adresse: Poljana Pape Aleksandra III
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Sunday: 8am-8pm. Closed on Monday


It is located just by Riva promenade and has a nice leafy terrace and an inside bar within the city bastions. The spot is touristy and hence Cafe Brazil tends to be a little pricey but it's one of the best locations to enjoy Zadar's famous sunsets.
Adresse: Obala Kralja Petra Kreshimira IV 10
Telefon: +385 91 208 55 61
Åpningstider: Daily: 9am-1am

Pašta & Svašta

Pašta & Svašta is a family-run bistro serving homemade pasta with fresh sauces prepared right at the moment of your order. They also serves bruschette, salads and some à la carte options
Adresse: Poljana Šime Budinića 1
Telefon: +385 023 317 401
Åpningstider: Daily: 12pm-10pm

Beach Bar Bamboo

Just a short bus ride away from Zadar city centre, Beach Bar Bamboo offers a relaxed atmosphere in a gorgeous sea-front location. Sip a drink and enjoy the view over the Old Town's terracotta rooftops.
Adresse: Obala Kneza Domagoja 88
Telefon: +385 99 2059 393
Åpningstider: Daily: 7am-12am

Kavana Danica

An old classic located just opposite to the National Theater serving handmade cakes, Italian ice-cream and excellent coffee.
Adresse: Široka Ulica, Kalelarga
Telefon: +385 23 211 016
Åpningstider: Daily: 7am-10pm


With the tables outside spreading on half of People's Square and the 12th-century St. Lawrence church hosting a major part of the interiors, Lovre can boast some of the most pleasant locations in town. Enjoy a light breakfast or a cooling ice-cream.
Adresse: Narodni Trg 1
Telefon: +385 23 212 678
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–11pm

Coffee & Cake

Perfect for breakfasts and brunches, Coffee & Cake makes the ideal break for any sweet-tooth. Great homemade cakes and freshly-baked pastries are served alongside smoothies, cookies and french toasts.
Adresse: Ulica Braće Vranjanina 14
Telefon: +385 91 302 8110
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 7am-9pm Sunday: 8am-9pm

Caffe Bar Riva

Riva has a pleasant terrace overlooking the sea by Riva promenade, near the Roman Forum, which makes it the perfect place to relax enjoying their ice-creams or local beers.
Adresse: Zadarskog Mira 22
Telefon: +385 98 941 6864
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–10pm

The Garden Lounge

Unanimously considered by locals as one of the coolest and most chilled places to hang out in Zadar, the Garden Lounge Bar faces the harbour from its location just above the city walls. The venue is completely outside and beside fancy cocktail, local wines and its own crafted beer it has an extensive vegan and raw menu provided by restaurant Art of Raw. Every night resident and guest DJs groove up the atmosphere.
Adresse: Bedemi Zadarskih Pobuna 5
Telefon: +385 23 250 631
Åpningstider: Daily: 10am-1.30am


A multifaceted cultural venue housed in a renovated 16th century warehouse, Arsenal is today one of the main entertainment experience in Zadar. Its events range from world music and Croatian klapa concerts to club nights and art exibitions.
Adresse: Trg Tri Bunara 1
Telefon: +385 23 253 821

Famous Beach Bar & Grill

Famous is beach bar, pub and nightclub all at the same time. Serving tasty pub-like food and great beers in a Caribbean atmosphere, Famous hosts regular events and its seashore location makes it the perfect spot for evening hang outs.
Adresse: Majstora Radovana 7
Telefon: +385 23 636 223
Åpningstider: Daily: 8am-1am

Podroom Night Club

Open only on weekends and quite far away from the old town, Podroom is one of the biggest clubs in the city. It hosts both local and international DJs and it is one o the most popular venues when it comes to late-night clubbing.
Adresse: Ulica Marka Marulića
Telefon: +385 99 749 8451
Åpningstider: Friday-Saturday: 12am-6am

Caffe Bar Kult

Popular with locals and especially with students, Kult is a quiet cafe in the afternoon and a crowded bar at night, with people lingering in the pleasant terrace during DJ, karaoke and traditional music nights
Adresse: Stomorica 6a
Telefon: +385 99 438 9963
Åpningstider: Sunday-Thursday: 7am-12am Friday-Saturday: 7am-1.30am

Ledana Lounge Bar and Club

Set in the the beautiful surrounding of Queen Jelena Madije Park, Ledana is one of the most popular hangouts in Zadar despite being relatively new. Resident and guest DJs, club performers, concerts, stand-up comedy and theme parties are just few of the many entertainments that Ledan bustle with.
Adresse: Perivoj Kraljice Jelene Madijevke
Telefon: +385 98 630 760
Åpningstider: Sunday-Monday: 8am-12am Tuesday-Thursday: 8am-4am Friday-Saturday: 8am-5am

Hedonist Dining & Hangout

A cosy bar with many events and live music going on every week. Genuine street food is served with good wine and several cocktail options.
Adresse: Knezova Šubića Bribirskih 10
Telefon: +385 91 472 9414
Åpningstider: Daily: 8am-1am

Svarog Bar

The ultimate party destination inside the old city walls, Svarog is situated just in the Five Wells Square. Incredibly busy at weekends, this popular club plays mailny rnb and hip hop.
Adresse: Trg Pet Bunara
Telefon: +385 95 775 3009
Åpningstider: Daily: 10pm-6am

Yachting Bar

A modern club with a decent selection of drinks, shisha bar and live music on the terrace overlooking Borik marina
Adresse: Obala Kneza Domagoja 1
Telefon: +385 95 539 5391
Åpningstider: Sunday-Thursday: 7am-3am Friday-Saturday: 7am-5am

City Market

A lively market where to buy fresh fish, fruits and vegetables from local farmers, herbs and countless homemade products. Rooting back to the Middle Age, Zadar's market is one of the biggets and oldest in the Dalatian region.
Adresse: Ulica Pod Bedemom 1/A
Åpningstider: Daily: 6am-1pm

Archaeological Museum Souvenirs and Replicas

The Archaeological Museum produces replicas of many of the artifacts on display (mainly made of pottery and artificial stone) that are on sell in its souvenirs shop.
Adresse: Trg Opatice Čike 1
Telefon: +385 23 250 613
Åpningstider: Daily: 9am-5pm

Gligora Cheese Shop

Gligora is an award-winning producer of Pag Cheese (Paški Sir), a most beloved Croatian specialty. In addition to cheese, wine, prosciutto, oil an other local delicacies can be purchased here.
Adresse: Hrvoja V.Hrvatinića 5 & Murvička 1
Telefon: +385 23 700 730 & +385 23 313 396
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm. Closed on Sunday & Monday-Saturday: 9am-1pm. Closed on Sunday

City Galleria

City Galleria is a modern venue combining a traditional market and a shopping mall. The market indoor and in the main open square has stalls of local producers selling fruit and vegetables, meat, fish and other delicacies of sort. Beside the market, many shops of renown fashion brands can also be found
Adresse: Polačišće 4
Telefon: +385 23 300 100

Laudato Gallery

Laudato Gallery sells Croatian sacred art with a focus on christian iconography. Inspired by Croatin heritage, the artists of the gallery create reliefs, illustrations and reproductions of St. Simeon's Chest, crafted after the one kept in the sanctuary.
Adresse: Ulica Don Ive Prodana 11
Telefon: +385 23 300 749

Maraska Store

World-famous Maraschino liqueur from Zadar and several other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks made from maraschino and black cherries are on purchase in the shop of Maraska Inc.
Adresse: Mate Karamana 3
Telefon: +385 23 208 800
Åpningstider: Daily: 9am-4pm June-August: 9am-10pm

Mar&Val Boutique

A multi-brand store specialized in clothing,jewellery, shoes and purses by Croatian designers. This tiny independent shop is just few steps away from People's Square.
Adresse: Ulica Don Ive Prodana 3
Telefon: +385 23 213 239

Museum of Ancient Glass Gift Shop

After attending the blow-glass workshop at the Ancient Glass Museum, visitors have the possibility to purchase replicas of the Roman glassware and jewellery at the gift shop.
Adresse: Poljana Zemaljskog Odbora 1
Telefon: +385 23 363 831


Bibich is a specialized wine shop selling also liqueurs and local delicacies. Bibich is especially famous for the regional white wine Debit, hence a must-try.
Adresse: Kraljskog Dalmatina 7
Telefon: +385 23 250 246
Åpningstider: Daily: 9am-9.30 pm


Travellers who want to enter Croatia should have a passport issued within the past 10 years and valid for 3 months after their planned departure from the country. EU citizens are only requested to provide their ID card to enter the country. In most cases visas are not required for stays up to 90 days, but travellers are advised to check the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry's website.

Best Time to Visit

The most popular period with tourists is between May and August, when the weather is hot and slightly humid. To enjoy warm weather and find cheaper accommodation, April and September may be the best options.


Zadar airport is located in Zemunik Donji, 12 km from the city centre. It operates internal as well as international flights, often with low-cost airlines.
Adresse: Ulica I/2A, Zemunik Donji
Telefon: +385 23 205 917

Public Transport

Liburnija, the local public transport company,operates on 12 lines covering the whole city and some areas of the Zadar County.
Adresse: Ante Starčevića 1
Telefon: +385 23 316 915
Åpningstider: Information desk at Central Bus Staion: daily 5.30 am-10pm


There are several taxi companies operating in Zadar and the main taxi ranks can be found near the Bus Station (Autobusni kolodvor) and the ferry quay (Liburnska obala). Prices can differ depending on the company, so it's advisable to ask for the total amount in advance. Some reliable companies are: Taxi Lulić: +385 23 494 494 [email protected] Taxi Denis: +385 98 424 071 [email protected]


There are two pharmacies in the city centre that are open 24/24 h: Centar Jurja Barakovića 2 +385 23 302 921 Donat Braće Vranjanina 14 Phone: +385 23 251 480


Beside the main post office, there is also another one in the city centre, located in Š.Kožičića Benje 1.
Adresse: Zrinsko Frankopanska 8
Telefon: +385 72 303 304
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 7am-8pm Saturday: 7am-1pm


The Country Code for Croatia is +385


Standard voltage is 230 V, the frequency 50 Hz. Power plugs and sockets are type C or F.