Zadar is located on Croatia's Adriatic-Sea Coast, and it has a population of roughly 90 thousand. Its topography is unique: The old town lies on a peninsula which on one side is separated from the mainland by a natural harbour - this sight is magnificent and beautiful. Zadar is in fact a very old city: It gained its urban structure in Roman times - and this structure has basically survived until today. Zadar boasts a multitude of historic monuments, and especially its churches from many epochs and styles are famous, like, for example, St Donatus' Church - a monumental round building from the 9th century - which was built in pre-Romanesque style - it dazzles everyone who lays eyes on it. Zadar has a citadel, which was built in 1409.
The University of Zadar was founded in 1396. With a vibrant student community, it guarantees that Zadar's cultural life, as well as its pubs, remain exciting. Zadar obviously is well-prepared for tourists. In communist times, it was already popular with Westerners, then, in the Yugoslav civil war, their visits basically came to a halt. Now the number of visitors has been growing again for some years. More and more Northern Europeans decide to stay in Zadar or its surroundings for good. The real-estate market in the region still holds a lot of undeveloped potential. Tourism is not the only branch of Zadar's economy.
With its nice and friendly Mediterranean climate, Zadar welcomes its visitors warmly. There is so much you can do in and around the city. Zadar is a center of aquatic sports, but, since there are mountains in its immediate vicinity, hiking and climbing other popular options. Zadar has an international flair, and its restaurants serve traditional Croatian cuisine as well as international treats.
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