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Zadar Churches Walking Tour

Price USD$194.04


Zadar Churches Walking Tour
Zadar is a city with a lot of church and every one of them has its own story. This tour with a local guide will give you an opportunity to get to know some interesting things about history of churches and also about Zadar itself.

Departure will be at the arranged time after meeting with your local guide in the old town where you will start your tour.

These are the churches that you will visit:

Church of our Lady of Health
Placed at the end of the main street in Zadar, Kalelarga, the church represents one of the landmarks and meeting points of the city where the tour starts. The church was built in two phases, renaisance and baroque with a bell tower and a dome.

Saint Francis Church and Franciscan Monastery
The first Gothic church in Dalmatia, built on the place where St. Francis himself has been upon his arrival in Zadar. Adjacent to the church is a renaissance cloister and a convent.

Saint Mary\'s Church
Church and a convent for benedictine nouns confined for life. The bell-tower dates from 12th century, the facade of the church belongs to the Venetian renaissance style and the interior is decorated with the rococo stucco decorations.

Saint Donatus Church
Pre-Romanesque church unique in the European art, built entirely of ancient roman stone with visible foundations. The church turns into a musical center during August, when the popular festival of European renaissance classical music \'Musical Evenings in Saint Donatus\' is held.

Saint Elias Church
The only orthodox church in Zadar built in the 16th century with a recently opened religious art collection.

Saint Anastasia\'s Cathedral
The biggest Romanesque church in Dalmatia built in the 12/13th century, with some paleo-christian remains, fresco decorations, and the famous sarcophagus with the remains of Saint Anastasia herself.

Saint Chrysogonus Church
Another Romanesque church built contemporary with the cathedral, dedicated to the saint patron of Zadar, a Roman knight who was also, during his lifetime, a great friend of Saint Anastasia.

Saint Peter The Elder\'s Church
An early medieval church consistent of two small churches connected with the apse. The lateral one bears it\'s specialty in a unique two nave composition and rich fresco decorations.

Saint Lawrence Church
Small church dated in the 11th century, now makes a part of the cafe \'Lovre\' located on People\'s square.

Saint Michel\'s Church
Typical Gothic church from the 13th century located in the medieval part of the peninsula with typical dalmatian narrow streets.

Saint Dominic\'s Church
Gothic church and the remains of the convent known for foundation of the first university in Croatia in 1396, and for the invention of the famous cherry liquor maraschino.

Saint Simeon\'s Church
The final site in the tour is dedicated to Saint Simeon the Elder, Saint patron of Zadar who\'s body is located inside a golden chest placed above the church\'s altar. The chest itself is one of the most famous attractions in Zadar, and the most important work of goldsmiths in medieval Europe.

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Zadar is a city with a lot of church and every one of them has its own story. This tour with a local guide will give you an opportunity to get to know some interesting things about history of churches and also about Zadar itself.