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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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  • This Square has become a popular place for concerts and events, but it is also good for long walks in Zadar. It is also known as the Wide Street, is the main and most famous street in the city of Zada...  more »
  • The forum brings you back to the time of the Romans. A nice place in the Center where you get an idea of ed history. The biggest advantage is that it is free and just free to visit.
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  • The view in front of the ruins, but I'm just very beautiful and nice as the grass floors, lots of people nearby comfortable
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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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