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Croatia. Walking Around Zadar. P.2

o_l_g_a_r_i • 4 minutes read • August 5th, 2016
After visiting the Archaeological Museum of Zadar, we continued along the streets of the Old Town...
The historical center of the city square is called Narodni trg - the "People's Square". Here, you can see buildings from different eras, as well as throughout the Old Town. Usually, however, these are reconstructed houses from the Gothic and Roman periods.
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If you go further, toward Morska vrata (Sea Gate), you'll find the Trg 5 bunara (Five Wells Square). In the Middle Ages, there was a defensive moat on site. In the 16th century, the Venetians, aiming to help the people of 

Zadar to

 resist the Turkish siege, built a system of 5 wells to provide a steady supply of clean, drinking water.
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Behind this square was the Queen Jelena Madijevka Park. It was buitl in 1829, and became the first public park in Croatia.
There was also the Grimaldi bastion.
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Here's another square near the park.
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And here are a couple of churches.
The 

Church of St. Anastasia

 (Zadar Cathedral) was built in the Romanesque style between the 12th and 13th centuries, on the site of an ancient temple.
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The 

Church of St. Simeon

was built in the 14th century, but rebuilt in the 17th century. However, the church was first mentioned back in 1190.
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The Church of St. Chrysogonus was named in honor of St. Chrysogonus - a martyr and the patron saint of Zadar.
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In addition to the Archaeological Museum that we visited, there was also the Narodni muzej (National Museum), the Pomorski muzej (Maritime Museum), the Ethnological Museum, and the city Art Gallery.
In general, I would recommend you visit all these places from the sea - there are a lot of small islands and local citizens that organize inexpensive and interesting boat tours to those places.
During out trip, the weather was cool, but the sea was very clear, there were seagulls, waves and seafood restaurants . . . If the weather had been nicer, we would have left the city. 
But it is what it is...
The rain started, and we hurried back to the ship.
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And here are more pictures of the city...
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Author: O_L_G_A_R_I
Source: o-l-g-a-r-i.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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