A city that according to the words of the Byzantine emperor and travel writer Constantine Porfirogenet is older than Rome, nowadays is one of the stronger tourist centres in Croatia. Every year Zadar is visited by hundreds of thousands tourists among which many famous people from the world of business, politics, film and entertainment.
It is also known as a city of various events that make it one of the most interesting and attractive cities to visit. Its creative genius is demonstrated by the modern world known works such as the Sea Organ and Greeting-to-Sun installation.
Centuries old tumultuous history, destruction and reconstruction have all left scars but also many written documents which are today a valuable cultural heritage of the city.
The historical periods have left preserved churches and cultural monuments with visible art from all styles of architecture dating from the Roman period and the middle Ages to modern architecture. There are about 70 of these in the old nucleus while the remaining ones can be found in the surroundings making up more than 600 cultural monuments.