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9 Best Instagram spots in Zadar

calendar iconDec 17, 2023

If you’re on a hunt for the best Zadar photo spots, you’ll be happy to know they are all located fairly close to each other in the Old Town. Allow our local know-how to help you create unforgettable vacation pics, which are sure to generate lots of likes on social media.

Here are our top picks for the best Instagram spots in Zadar_

Zadar Sphinx

Zadar has a sphinx, but it’s nothing like the Egyptian one when it comes to its purpose. This one was built as a sign of love, from a husband to a beloved wife. And in that spirit, the locals say that everybody who makes a wish, the sphynx will grant it.

Zadar Sphinx
On the Sphynx, there are rows of strange letters belonging to a language nobody was able to decipher – Photo credit to: @zadarcruiseport

Row and boat

Experience a boat ride similar to the famous gondolier in Venice but on a much smaller scale. The barkajoli rowers’ tradition dates back 750 years. This is a unique opportunity to capture the essence of past times in your Instagram portfolio.

Barkajoli, best Instagram Zadar
The barkajoli are guardians of centuries-old traditions of carrying passengers across the Zadar canal by using rowing boats

Greetings to the Sun

The sunset in Zadar is majestic; even Hitchcock said it was the most beautiful sunset in the world!

Greeting To The Sun is a light installation designed by Nikola Bašić and it opened in 2008. It consists of about 300 glass plates, which are charged by the sun during the day to produce a fascinating light show during the night.

Greeting to the Sun ZADAR by TIM ERTL
The solar panel looks like a gigantic blue circle during the day, but it lights up with multicolor panels when the sun goes down. There are also 7 smaller solar panels along the promenade, representing the planets of the Solar system – Photo credit to Tim Ertl

Unless you’re visiting in the off-season, it will be almost impossible to take a photo alone for sunset.

An alternative is going on one of Zadar sunset cruises with Zadar Archipelago speedboat excursions and witnessing first-hand what all the hype is really about.

 Sea Organ

Close to the Greeting To The Sun, you’ll find one of the most unique art installations in the world. It was also designed by Nikola Bašić. The Sea Organ can be best described as an experimental musical instrument. It is a large system of underwater pipes that create a random but harmonious sound as the waves enter the pipes.

Sea Orgon
The steps of the Sea Organ overlooking the crystal clear sea is one of the most Instagrammable spots Zadar offers.

Listening to the Sea Organ and watching the sunset is one of the best things to do in Zadar!

Saint Donatus Church

Saint Donatus Church is one of the most iconic photos to take in Zadar. This 8th-century circular church is the symbol of Zadar and the most recognizable Zadar landmark.

ZD Donat u oblacima
This unique church is no longer used as a place of worship. Instead, it is a museum and a space for a capella concerts thanks to its exceptional acoustics.

Land Gate Port

The Land Gate is the most beautiful of the entrances to the medieval town of Zadar. This majestic gate and the small port next to it are one of the most Instagrammable places in Zadar.

For a unique perspective, climb up to Queen Jelena Madijevka Park. This park is an excellent place to escape the crowds and enjoy the calmness of nature.

Zadar City Walls _ Zadar Archipealgo
Experience a complete tour of the Zadar peninsula, thanks to Zadar Archipelago boat trips

The Five Wells Square

The Five Wells Square is exactly what it sounds like, a square with 5 wells that supplied Zadar with water until 1838. The square was built in the 16th century, during the Venetian rule. it features 5 picturesque wells built in a line across the square.

5 wells square Zadar
The area covering Petar Zoranić Square, Queen Jelena Madijevka Park, and The Five Wells Square is one of the best Instagram places to take pictures in Zadar – Photo credit to: @calvin_oky

Cathedral of St. Anastasia

The Cathedral of St Anastasia and the small square with a cafe in front of it are perfect examples of life in the Dalmatian Old Town.

This majestic stone building is the largest church in the whole of Dalmatia. It was originally built in the 3rd century, but got the look it has today when it was rebuilt in the 16th century.

Sveta Stošija unutrašnjost
The Cathedral features Romanesque and Gothic styles, with a beautiful Romanesque-style rose window on the front facade

While the Cathedral is impressive from the outside, enter the building and climb the Bell Tower for a truly stunning view.

Old Town Streets

The Old Town is made up of hundreds of streets – some are just regular residential streets, while others will transport you back in time.

Panorame -Tim Ertl
Allow yourself to get lost in the Old Town and see what you’ll find

Best Instagram spots in Zadar thanks to Zadar Archipelago speedboat tours

Capturing the essence of Zadar through your lens is an adventure in itself, especially within the charming confines of the Old Town. From historic landmarks to experimental art installations, Zadar offers a myriad of the best Instagram spots that will elevate your photo game.

speedboat cruising in zadar archipelago
Choose your very best Instagram spot in Zadar and take a photo to remember.

And for a truly unique experience, consider capturing the beauty of the Zadar from a speedboat—an opportunity available to those who embark on this extraordinary journey with Zadar Archipelago speedboat excursions, the best local guides in Zadar.

from 94 €

National Park Kornati Islands Boat Tour

from 86 €

Zadar to Sakarun Beach Boat Tour & Shipwreck

from 80 €

Molat & Ugljan Boat Tour: Best Zadar Islands

from 140 €

Kornati Islands & Telašćica Boat Tour

from 132 €

Dugi Otok Boat Tour: Ultimate Boat Adventure

from 126 €

Silba, Olib & Ist Boat Tour 3 Islands & 6 Unique Spots

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