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The Greeting to the Sun, Zadar

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A round glass panel at Zadar port, The Greeting to the Sun uses solar rays to create changing patterns of light and colors following the sunset. Invented by famous Croatian architect Nikola Bašić, the attraction is one of a group of creations dedicated to the unity of nature and science. Check out this 22 m (72 ft) spectacle, located on a hilltop that happens to be one of the town's prime sunset locations. The area becomes an open-air museum at night, featuring other panels that represent the rest of the solar system coupled with sound shows produced by sea waves. Using our online itinerary creator, Zadar attractions like The Greeting to the Sun can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A display that lit and animations/patterns. Always worth a visit, but after 5 min have you seen..
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  • Huge circular Panel accumulating in the daylight in order to broadcast it at night. A superb light show random.
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  • The one thing I really wanted to do in Zadar and it didn't disappoint. This was amazing and watching the sun was spectacular. My kids loved seeing the sun and thinking the sun was sitting on the mount...  more »
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  • Really cool art installation.. Using the solar power, panels on the ground illuminate in a colourful art display at sunset. Don't miss this awesome monument!
  • At night you can take awesome photos with your digital camera because of all the lights! :)
  • It's a beautiful installation combing nature and technology. Solar panels collect power all day and then from sunset to sunrise the panels have an LED light display that changes at random. Adults and children are fascinated. Added bonus is the music from the Sea Organ in the background.
  • The street installation that represents Solar system. It is made of photo-voltage solar modules which produce light at night.
  • It's a nice place to relax and listen to the sea organ. At midnight on Saturday there are very few people here, so if you're looking to take some pictures, this would be a good time. I wasn't impressed much though.