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The Forum, Zadar

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The ruins of The Forum seem to sprout directly from the city's alleys and streets. The ancient forum dates back to the 1st century BCE--during the Roman period, it was the center of the area's religious and civic life. One intact column remains, which in the medieval times served as a shaming post for criminals, who endured public humiliation by being chained at this spot. Plan your visit to The Forum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Zadar family vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The remains of the ancient times always represent attraction-it is no different this time. Although not too much, you can walk among, sit back, reflect on what has already been. Is the compressor stations, but with a little luck you can make cool photos.
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  • August 16, 2017
    More than a forum is a handful of pieces sauteed without any sense park adjacent to the Church of San Donato. Perhaps those skilled in the art can appreciate and enjoy more of the place, but for ordinary travelers, it is not more than that.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Near the Church of San Donato, in the historic centre of Zadar, lie the ruins of the Roman Forum. Are well maintained and are worth a visit certainly is more sensitive to sunlight, is a simple walk in the evening. Too bad for the tourists who use the ruins as they were of the benches ...
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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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