Among all the seaside cities, towns and villages in Croatia, one seems to stand out as a perfect place for a holiday base….
Close to an airport, friendly, clean, with a lively cafe & restaurant scene, good shopping experience and some really interesting historic monuments, Zadar is suitably sized and located for a base in Croatia.
The first thing that catches the visitor’s eye are all Roman ruins lying about in the old town… they are especially well displayed in The Forum area, a municipal square from the Roman era.
It appears, over the course of the history Zadar, as well as other parts of Croatia, had lots of Roman and Venetian influence , which is clearly evident from the architecture in the peninsula old town.
You don’t have to be an expert in archaeology to see layers of history in this 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus, which seems to have been built, at least partly, from Roman ruin remains (look at the bottom of the church wall).
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