The city with the most beautiful sunset calls for a visit

Zadar is a city for a dream vacation, and it is not just for the summer. It is surrounded by historical walls, and its beauty is accompanied with a fantastic culinary offer.

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More than 40 years ago, famous director Alfred Hitchcock said that the sunset in Zadar was the most beautiful in the world. No wonder! Thousands of tourists have ascertained this over years, literally swept off their feet by this sunset, accompanied by the sounds of world renowned Sea Organ (Morske orgulje) and the magic installation The Greeting to the Sun (Pozdrav suncu).

Zadar is a city for a dream vacation, and it is not just for the summer. It is surrounded by historical walls. At the very entrance to the heart of the city, the picturesque port of Foša, which is also known by its Land Gate (Kopnena vrata), is also the main entrance to the city. Having entered through the Land Gate, be sure to visit the Five Wells Square (Trg pet bunara), which is directly connected to the Gardens of Queen Jelena. A unique Zadar bridge links the peninsula with the northern part of the city. Zadar also boasts Kalelarga, a street sung off in songs, which ends with the old Roman Forum. Within the Forum, two buildings, the Church of St. Donatus and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia stand one next to another. And the beauty of the city is accompanied with fantastic cuisine.

The Kaštel Restaurant is located within the Bastion Hotel opened in 2008. It is located on the ruins of the 13th century Venetian, mediaeval castle (Kaštel) and with its two terraces provides a unique atmosphere and an unforgettable experience. History is woven into the menu, which has old Dalmatian dishes presented in a modern way as its basis.

- Our chef is a master of the presentation and preparation of meals. Therefore, our guests always come back.  Certainly, we strongly recommend them to call before they come – we were told at the Kaštel.

Restoran Kaštel. Photo: Dino Stanin/PIXSELL

And you will have a real domestic food at the Bistro Pjat. The bistro has a pleasant atmosphere, and it is decorated in stone, like a konoba (tavern). Food is only prepared with fresh and local ingredients and fish caught that day is the base of the offer at the Pjat.

- Everything here is local. We have sardines, smelt, squids... During the season we also have sarme (cabbage rolls) and stuffed peppers. Everything we prepare is of high quality, local ingredients – they told us at the Bistro Pjat, which does not work all day in the period from 15 October to 1 May like it does during the season. In this off-season period the working hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.

Bistro Pjat. Photo: Dino Stanin/PIXSELL

There is also the Bonaca Tavern. Here you will always find fresh fish, seafood, meat and pasta, a great choice of salads and vegetarian dishes. Prices are affordable to everybody.

- Fish platters are mostly ordered in our restaurant. The platters have a mix of everything – fish, shrimps, mussels, Swiss chard, risotto – we were told at the Bonaca.

Bonaca. Photo: Dino Stanin/PIXSELL

                                                                                                - Your Gourmet365