Zadar, martyred city

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Pau Monfort

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In the family the city that mourns, I would like the daughter… Destroyed for the first time during the Second World War, this city with a millennial history was again martyred and besieged during the war of the 90s, which explains this ambient melancholy and the fact that the inhabitants are sometimes frequently haunted by a recent past that it is better not to awaken in them: Zadar is the only city in Croatia where the flags were not hoisted during the recent handball world championship so that the Serbian flag does not float on the city.

Gradually restored, Zadar is today one of the high places of tourism in Croatia due to its architectural richness and its location as the main city on the edge of the Kornati islands. It is divided into two parts: the walled city on the small peninsula connected to the mainland by a bridge and the modern city around it, leading to the beach district of Diklo along a beautiful seafront promenade.

Rich in monuments (the gates of the fortified city, etc.), churches (the magnificent Sveti Donat cathedral erected in the XNUMXth century is a superb example of architecture from the old Croatian period), convents (Sveti Francis and its Gothic style), narrow streets narrow and pleasant terraces, Zadar has been enriched with a unique attraction of its kind: the Salute to the Sun, a kind of play of lights on the edge of the beach which restores at nightfall the sunlight accumulated during the day in a fairy tale of colors.

If you feel like it, you will have the opportunity to embark on a boat for an excursion on the Kornati or to go see a basketball match of KK Zadar, stronghold of this sport in Croatia and in Europe.

Another attraction of Zadar: the faculty located at least 5m from the sea, one wonders how students manage to graduate with such a view from their classroom windows!

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