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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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  • Be patient regaring the time when the "lights" will turn on! Waiting for that moment - without somebody beeing able to tell at what time it happens - is worth the effort...  more »
  • Was beautiful the sun set but fairly quick! Lots of people and nice atmosphere. Its a nice place with lots of tourists and nice 'water organ' (music by waves)  more »
  • Nice to see the stars, bright effects bright floor and LED outline with several animations all around
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  • This is quite an odd (but interesting) tourist attraction near the Sea Organ and happens to be the number one place for sunsets in Zadar. Hang around after you've taken your sunset shots to enjoy this.
  • Who doesn't like a giant circle of LEDs? This place is a great place to hang out and watch the sun set before the lights come on
  • An interesting concept, particular fun to experience when it has rained and you've had a few drinks.
  • Increadible view, sunny and very interesting idea. This is one of the best sights in Zadar.
  • Every day a magical sunset! Incredible if you walk away from the crowd ;)

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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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