Voyage to a Place of Contrast and Harmony
Zadar is a study in contrast. It’s a place where cobblestone streets lead to contemporary buildings, and where nature and technology flawlessly unite.
Take the work of architect Nikola Bašić for example. He’s the mind behind two of Zadar’s most fascinating man-made attractions: the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The former harnesses the power of the wind and the sea to make beautiful music, while the later collects the sun’s energy during the day to create a spectacular light show at night.
But if you’re more into finding harmony created by good ol’ Mother Nature, the Croatian countryside is just a short drive away. The nearby Krka National Park and Plitvice National Park contain stunning natural wonders like cascades, waterfalls, canyons, lakes, and rare flora and fauna, not to mention an extremely wide variety of bird and animal species.
Of course, life is really all about balance, so be sure to sample the local libation, Maraschino, while you’re here. Made from marasca cherries, distilleries in Zadar have been producing this traditional liqueur since the 16th century. Cheers, or as they say in Croatia, zivjeli to that!Download An Explorer Guide +
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