The city of Zadar was important as a seafaring trade port as early as the 7th century BC. Today, it is a beautiful
and modern city of Croatia that is full of historic monuments and buildings. The city is home to St. Donatus, a
church built in the early 800's and St. Mary's, built in 1066. Other ancient buildings and structures date back to
the early Roman era. I found Zadar to be one of Croatia's most enjoyable cities. See everything TheWorldinLight has to offer
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Land Gate #6923
This is the eastern entrance through the old defensive walls of Zadar, Croatia.
St. Donatus Church #6925
St. Donatus Church in Zadar, Croatia was built in the early 800's AD on the remains of a Roman forum. It is still
surrounded by remnants of Roman columns and images of Roman gods carved in stone.
St. Donatus Church #6926
It's possible to tour the rather bleak interior of this ancient church, for a fee of course.
St. Mary's Church #6927
St. Mary's Church was originally built in 1066, but rebuilt in the 16th century.
St. Mary's Church #6928
Residing next to St. Donatus, remnants of the Roman Forum can be seen near both of these churches.
Roman Columns #6931
These Roman columns are some of the remnants of the ancient Roman Forum in Zadar, Croatia
St. Donatus #6932
This is St. Donatus Church with old Roman columns lying outside.
Church of Our Lady of Health #6934
This is the Church of Our Lady of Health at the western edge of the city of Zadar.
City Street #6935
Zadar, Croatia is a very pleasant, modern city in Croatia.
St. Simeon's Church #6942
Roman Column #6944
This is one of several Roman columns still standing in the city of Zadar.
The Captain's Tower #6945
The Captain's Tower lies just inside the city's ancient eastern wall of fortification in an attractive area known
as Five Wells Park.
The Captain's Tower #6947
This photo shows The Captain's Tower, part of the ancient wall of fortification, and one of the five wells in the
Five Wells #6948
These are some of the wells next to The Captain's Tower in Zadar, Croatia.
Zadar Street #6949
Zadar Street #6951
One of the typically clean cobble-stoned streets of Zadar
St. Peter the Elder Church #6953
St. Chrysogonus Church #6954
St. Chrysogonus Church was finished in the year 1175.
St. Chrysogonus Church #6955
St. Chrysogonus was a martyred bishop, beheaded in the 5th century.
Sea Gate #6956
This is the Zadar Sea Gate, one of the passageways through the city's ancient defensive wall.
Sea Gate #6959
The Zadar Sea Gate from the sea side.
St. Donatus Church #6960
The church foundations were built using remnants of Roman columns. These can be seen when touring the church.
Bell Tower #6961
This is the Bell Tower of St. Mary's Church.
St. Donatus Church #6962
This is St. Donatus Church and the remains of the ancient Roman Forum.
St. Mary's Church #6964
This is St. Mary's Church and the remains of the ancient Roman Forum.
Roman Forum #6965
These are the remains of the Roman Forum in Zadar, Croatia.
St. Anastasia Doorway #7061
This old cathedral was built during the 1100's and 1200's.
St. Anastasia Doorway #7062
St. Anastasia's Cathedral #7063
This ancient cathedral in Zadar is 800 years old and the largest church in Zadar.
Old Building #7065
St. Anastasia Detail #7066
St. Anastasia Detail #7067
Zadar Street Band #7068
During the bustling weekends, the Zadar city streets come alive with street bands and mimes.
Zadar City Sentinel #7070
This building is known as the City Sentinel.
Land Gate #7074
Zadar's land gate was built in the 1500's. This beautiful stone gate has many intricately carved figures.