Arts and Culture in Zadar

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what to see in Zadar - arts and culture


Museum of Ancient Glass - the museum is housed in the beautiful 19th century Cosmacendi Palace and keeps one of the most significant collections of Roman glass.
Displays were collected at many Dalmatian archaeological sites.

The Gold and Silver of Zadar - the Gold and Silver of Zadar is the name of the permanent exhibition of sacred arts. The exhibition is housed in a monastery of the Church of St. Mary. Luxurious ecclesiastical treasure includes jewelry and accessories made of silver and gold, as well as other religious artifacts, like reliefs, tapestry, sculptures etc.

Zadar City Museum - is at the place of the former monastery of St. Grisogono. It keeps and exhibits the cultural historical collection and the collection of recent history as well.

Town Guard Loggia - remarkable building of Town Guard Loggia is built in the 16th century and nowadays has been used as an exhibition hall.

The Captain's Tower Gallery - the gallery is housed in the tower of the same name that makes a part of the Zadar's fortification complex built in the 13th century. Charming ambience of its interior is used as a showroom of Croatian Association of Artists.

Sea Organ - fascinating architectural installation is placed on the Zadar's waterfront and produces magical sea music. The soothing sounds of the sea are different every time, due to a change of weather conditions, winds and waves.

The Greeting to the Sun - another amazing urban installation, placed next to the Sea organ. The installation contains 300 multi-layered glass plates which, along with the photo-voltage solar modules below, produces magnificent play of lights, especially beautiful during the sunset.





cultural and artistic events in Zadar


Film Forum Zadar - the international film festival takes place in the last week of August. Croatian and international filmmakers presents their recent works.

Musical Evenings in St. Donat - enjoy unforgettable musical experience attending classical music concerts in magical ambience of pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donat.
The circular structure of its interior provides outstanding acoustic conditions.

The manifestation with over 50 years of tradition is held annually during July and August.

Zadar Summer Theatre Festival - the festival takes place during July and offers many cultural events related to theatre, like plays, concerts and dance performances.

Metalfest Open Air Croatia - Zadar is not just a classical music, Zadar is not only the sea organ - Zadar has a wild side too.

At the beginning of June, visitors of Zadar can enjoy some heavier sounds. More than 40 renowned and less known metal bands perform their music on two stages during three days.