Narodni Trg (Narodni Square), Zadar, Zadar county, Dalmatia region, Croatia, Europe

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Narodni trg


Traditionally the centre of public life, this pretty little square is constantly abuzz with chatter from its many cafe-bars. The western side is dominated by the late-Renaissance City Guard building, dating from 1562; the clock tower was added under the Austrian administration in 1798. Public proclamations and judgments were announced from the loggia opposite (1565), which is now an art-exhibition space.

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1. St Simeon’s Church

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While this 17th-century baroque church is pretty enough, it's what lies inside that makes it truly noteworthy. Taking pride of place above the main altar,…

2. New Gate

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This modest archway is the city's most important gate as it is the main tourist entrance from the handy footbridge across the harbour.

3. St Rok's Gate


This humble gate is handy for reaching the ferries and excursion boats that line the harbour here.

4. Museum of Ancient Glass


It's baffling that a medium as delicate as glass could survive the earthquakes and wars that have plagued this region over the millennia, but this…

5. Museum of Illusions


This fun museum is devoted to optical and other illusions. There's a vortex tunnel, holograms, a mirror room, an infinity room and loads of interactive…

6. Trg Pet Bunara

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Built in 1574 on the site of a former moat, this square takes its name from the five wells that supplied Zadar with water until 1838. Set into the…

7. Museum of Religious Art

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This impressive museum in a Benedictine convent boasts a fine collection of reliquaries, sculpture, embroidery and paintings. Of particular note are works…

8. Archaeological Museum

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A wealth of prehistoric, ancient and medieval relics, mainly from Zadar and its surrounds, awaits at this fascinating museum. Highlights include a 2.5m…