A city facing the Adriatic Sea, Zadar is where you can relax and enjoy the musical extravaganza of the unique Sea Organ.
The 5th largest city in Croatia, Zadar is known for its rich history and culture that dates back to the prehistoric times. It is known for its fantastic sunsets, the Sea Organ, and historic landmarks that reflect Italian, Roman and Slavic influences. Home to more than 90,000 inhabitants, the city covers a total area of 10 square miles and is blessed with a humid subtropical and Mediterranean climate. Located between Split and Rijeka in North Dalmatia, Zadar does not have the usual tourist crowds you will find in Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Istria, which is great for travelers who want to explore the city. It has a more laid back atmosphere and the streets are not filled with noise and traffic. In fact, no cars are allowed beyond the quays, so you can enjoy a relaxing stroll while discovering more of the city. The city can be reached by ferries from Ancona in Italy, bus and train from various points in Croatia, and by air travel via the Zadar Airport which serves as a link to the major cities in Croatia.
Although there are many places you can visit in Zadar, it is well known for the Sea Organ. The Sea Organ is a device was made by the architect Nikola Bašić, and was opened to the public in 2005. A 70-meter stairway leading to the water conceal a system of polyethylene tubes and a resonating cavity which is actually a large musical instrument, emitting harmonic sounds coming from the sea and air. It also features the Greeting to the Sun which is best seen at night. You can watch fantastic sunsets while listening to the music, and enjoy one of the best attractions of the city. The Sea Organ has drawn in thousands of people, and the reason why its creator, Nikola Basic, was awarded with European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2006.
You will have to take a trip to Zabar, Croatia, to enjoy the sounds and lights of the Sea Organ. Consult your travel agent for more details.