Silver and Gold Museum in Zadar

Perhaps you’ve thought about coming to Croatia to visit the beaches, or explore the vast and varied terrain. However, when you find yourself in Zadar, you need to make sure you visit one thing…the Silver and Gold Museum.

It has been closely guarded by the nuns of St. Mary’s since the second world war ended. This museum is part of a permanent exhibition of religious art. Regarding Croatia, it is also one of the most important cultural places in the entire country.

This collection spans a millennium and contains paintings, crucifixes, clothing, and other religious artifacts that have silver and gold incorporated into their production. The visit will leave you truly awestruck, and the collection is an important part of religious history around the world due to its diversity and date of the artifacts themselves.

The open nature of the exhibits really allows you to get up close and personal with the artifacts. It is impressive to see that some of the items that have been around for a 1000 years have been guarded and protected through the years by some non-assuming religious sects. This speaks to the power of the human condition, and also as a testament to the determination of the city of Zadar.

It was quite influential during the Middle Ages as a cultural center. While many other places in the world were experiencing upheaval during the Middle Ages, Zadar was thriving. Thousands of items, similar to the ones found in the museum, were made during that time period. The Silver and Gold Museum happens to be home to the best representations of those artifacts. Visit the forums and let yourself be captivated by the museum no matter what your beliefs are.

Museum Times


Open Daily from:

10:00-13:00 and 18:00-20:00


Open Sunday from: