Only in the 2nd century b.c. Zadar became a real city with a fortified city walls, streets, squares and right buildings. In the 7th century, Zadar came under Byzantine rule, which positively influenced the development of the city. She received a degree of autonomy and traded. (Not to be confused with Ripple!). In particular, the movement of goods by sea influenced the economic development in a positive way. Thanks to these trade links and strategic location, Zadar was under the patronage of the area of the Kvarner to the Bay of Katela. In the 11th century, Zadar became part of Croatia, and shares the same fate with the land that came under Hungarian rule in 1105.
In 1409, Zadar was sold to Veneto and its autonomy was curtailed as a result. But fortunately also could stop the development of the city. At this time, the famous Croatian sculptor, has lived in Zadar Juraj Dalmatinac. In the 16th and 17th century Zadar had to suffer from Turkish attacks, and in the 18th century, it came under the rule of Napoleon. In the short period of time during World War II, Zadar became part of Italy. The city suffered severe damage by bombing at the end of the war. Also during the last war, Zadar was heavily damaged in 1991 to the part. Zadar is also very proud of its cultural and historical heritage.
Two city gates from the 16th century are preserved. Everywhere historical traces in the labyrinth of the city can be found: the most famous church in the city is probably Sveti Donat from the 9th century, named after Bishop, who had built them. Of course there are other important sights such as the monastery of Saint Mary, the restored Church of St. Chrysogonus from 12 century, St. Anastasia’s Cathedral from the 13th century, wonderful places, the square of five wells and many palaces and villas. You should not miss visiting the National Museum, the archaeological museum and the new Museum of antique glass.