Sea Gate


Also known as St Chrysogonus' Gate (Vrata Sv Krševana), this port-facing archway was built in 1573 and sports the Venetian lion and part of a Roman triumphal arch. The inscription is a memorial to the 1571 Battle of Lepanto, where the Ottoman fleet was defeated off western Greece.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Zadar attractions

1. St Rok's Gate


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

2. Bell Tower

0.13 MILES

Climb up the tower belonging to St Anastasia's Cathedral for worth-the-effort views across the city and out to sea.

3. St Anastasia's Cathedral

0.14 MILES

Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, Zadar's cathedral has a richly decorated facade and an impressive three-nave interior with the remains of frescoes…

4. New Gate

0.14 MILES

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

5. Archaeological Museum

0.15 MILES

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

6. St Donatus' Church

0.16 MILES

Dating from the beginning of the 9th century, this unusual circular Byzantine-style church was named after the bishop who commissioned it. As one of only…

7. Museum of Religious Art

0.16 MILES

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

8. Narodni trg

0.17 MILES

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…