Zadar Tourist Board

Land Gate and Walls

The most impressive gate is the Land Gate - then the main entrance into the city - in the little Foša harbour, built by a Venetian architect Michele Sanmicheli in 1543. It is considered to be one of the finest monuments of the Renaissance in Dalmatia, and it has the form of a triumphal arch with a central passage, and two smaller side arches for pedestrians. It is decorated with motifs such as St Chrysogonus (Zadar’s main patron saint) on his horse, and the Lion of St. Mark (the coat of arms of the Republic of Venice).
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St Michael´s Church and Monastery

On the corner of Špiro Brusina Street and Mihovil Klaić Street there is a simple and charming Gothic Church of St Michael’s, once a part of the Franciscan monastery. A Gothic portal, which is adorned by reliefs from 14th century, dominates the facade. In its single-nave interior there is a painted wooden Romanesque crucifixion from 13th century. There is also a small collection of art works in the monastery. The present church was built in 1389 and added to in 19th century.
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Treasury of the Franciscan Monastery

The Treasury exhibits valuable examples of sacred art: the large Romanesque painted crucifix from 12th century, the painting of the Dead Christ - the work of Jacopo da Ponte Bassano, the large Renaissance crucifix from 15th century, ancient liturgical vessels, precious illuminated codices and corals, documents, incunabula etc. The painted Ugljan polyptych from 15th century is without any doubt the finest and the most representative example of the entire Gothic painting in Croatia.
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Kalelarga

Also known as the Wide Street (Široka ulica), is the main and most famous street in Zadar. Some people say it is even older than the city itself, stretching in the direction west - east from the People´s Square (Narodni trg) to the famous Roman Forum. To this day it follows the layout of the main longitudinal Roman street (Decumanus Maximus) - the main city street that flowed through the spine of the peninsula. The strict Roman urbanization simply proved its natural placement, and future urban time periods did not change anything in that respect.
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Zadar Archipelago

Zadar archipelago consists of more than 300 islands, although only a handful are inhabited. Daily ferries run from the ferry port to the larger islands. Among the most visited are Dugi Otok, the largest of the islands and a popular haunt of fishing enthusiasts, and Ugljan, where many Zadar residents own properties, along with the smaller islands of Pašman, Molat, Olib, Silba and Premuda. All offer relaxing coastal or beach walks, while most have restaurants, historic sites to see and opportunities for water sports.
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