Skip to navigation Skip to content
< Back to Saga Sapphire blog

11th June, 2015


The city of Zadar has an exceptional history and a rich cultural heritage. It gained it’s structure during the time of Julius Caesar and Emperor Augustus, when the town was fortified and the city walls with towers and gates were built. In the first half of the 16th century, Venice fortified the town with a new system of defensive walls and over the next 100 years, architectural building in the Renaissance style continued.

Zadar is the administrative, economic, cultural and political centre of the northern Dalmatia region and is home to 75,000 inhabitants, making it a lively city with plenty to see and do. The modern city is built around the ancient ruins and everywhere you walk it is clear to see that Zadar is steeped in history.

Along the seafront is particularly spectacular with breath-taking views of the indented islands. The waterfront displays an impressive contemporary architectural achievement with the World’s first sea organs. This makes the waterfront an attractive and appealing place for tourists to visit and listen to the sounds created by the sea.

Assistant Cruise Director, Pam Johnston

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.