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City Sentinel, Zadar

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Plan to meet at City Sentinel, a clock tower and recognized landmark in Zadar's lively main square. Croatia and Italy share a lot of the same visual culture, as evidenced by this Renaissance-style structure designed by a Venetian architect. The surrounding stone barrier was built after the clock tower itself and once held canons to protect the heart of the city. While the fortification was a part of the national museum in the past, it now serves as a favorite meeting place for visitors and locals. Use our Zadar tourist route planner to add City Sentinel and other attractions to your Zadar vacation plans.
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  • In the heart of the old town, find this beautiful building with a tower in its center which carries aloft a clock, front has a nice square or square surrounded by shops, it is close to the main entrance of the old town.
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  • My wife and I were here on a tour from US in mid-May. Obviously, I had noticed the square, people having coffee, and of course, the clock tower. I went a bit closer and noticed that it was also a muse...  more »
  • Historic building, with the nearby Venetian tower features the ancient Piazza dei Signori (now more democratically "of the people"), houses a small ethnographic museum and is surrounded by bars, coffee tables and tents for shade.
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Where to stay in Zadar

If proximity to the sights in Zadar is your priority, opt to stay in the old town, a compact area packed with historical buildings. Although this area offers few budget-friendly hotel rooms, you can choose from affordable hostels within walking distance of the city's main sights. Zadar's resort hotels tend to hug the coastline, a short drive out of the city. Book ahead if you want to stay there, or stop by the city's tourist office for a list of private rooms closer to the city center.
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