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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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  • Beautiful lights, loved both by children and adults. Just near the sea side, which makes that romantic feeling  more »
  • If you spend all day anticipating what this thing will do after the sun sets, you'll be disappointed. Might be fun if you have kids, but for a grown up, the nearby sea organ is more interesting  more »
  • Adjacent to the Sea Organ this attraction is best visited at night when the led lights switch on. This is also one of the best points in Zadar to experience magnificent sunsets. You can watch the suns...  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.