Luca Bašić

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Luca Bašić

Zadar - discover its secrets...

Hi, you came to Zadar and need some recommendations? Take a look, you'll probably find something interesting :) Let me know if you have any questions and happy adventure hunting!

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Where to eat?

If you came to a new place, you probably want to try local food. Here are some restaurant recommendations. There's something for everybody :)

Image - Harbor CookHouse & Club
Harbor CookHouse & Club
Luca:This place has a beautiful terrace from which you can see old peninsula. Food is excellent, especially stake! 2min from city center.
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Pet Bunara
Luca:Cozy little place in the old part of the town where you can eat dishes from domestic seasonal groceries.
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Proto Food&More
Luca:Charming place with excellent food. I recommend local specialties like venison stew or farmers brunch.
Image - Foša
Luca:The best fish restaurant in Zadar. Little more expensive but worth every penny. Fish is fresh from Adriatic sea.
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4 Kantuna
Luca:This place has one of the best pizza in Zadar but other dishes are excellent too, like Dalmatian sashimi (risotto) and veal in every variation.
Image - Fragola
Luca:Small cozy place outside of city center with low prices but great pizza and local specialties like squid risotto and fish stew (brodetto)
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Stari Most
Luca:If you came to this part of Europe, you probably heard about ćevapčići, traditional Bosnian meal - the best ones in Zadar you'll find here!
Image - Tri bunara
Tri bunara
Luca:To find a good pizza in Zadar is not a hard job. But, if I have to choose, this place has one of the best.
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Restaurant Nostalgie
Luca:Here you can eat original pizza napoletana. But they offer also other excellent dishes.
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Want a great cup of coffee?

Drinking coffee is part of our local culture here in Zadar. But not every coffee is a good one. How to find places with good coffee - just follow my tips :)

Image - Kavana SV. Lovre
Kavana SV. Lovre
Luca:Place on the main square is filled with locals enjoining the sun and coffee. Take a look inside, there is small medieval church.
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Caffe Bar Kult
Luca:This is favorite place among young people in Zadar, you'll see lot of modern young locals here.
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Caffe Bar Brazil
Luca:If you want coffee with a view, this is the place! Enjoy the coffee with the view on a sea, islands and with a sound of Sea organ.
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Caffe Bar Forum
Luca:If you want to catch some sun during your morning coffee this is the best place, on the remains of Ancient Forum next to st.Donatus church.
Image - Caffe Galerija Đina
Caffe Galerija Đina
Luca:Locals adore this small place. It's not only a coffee bar, it's a gallery so you can enjoy exhibitions of local artists during your coffee.
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Caffe bar illy
Luca:This place has high quality brand of coffee - Illy. It's in the student area.
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RIO bar
Luca:If you want to drink coffee among local rockers, punk rockers or metal heads this is the place for you.
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Caffe Bar Congo
Luca:This place is outside of the city center but has great coffee and vine selection. Minors are not allowed.
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Indie bar & caffe
Luca:Cool jazzy place in the all part of the city always filled with young people

Night life

Do you want to dance all night or just have few drinks among local people? Here are my recommendations for you!

Image - GUMA Bar
Luca:Totally cool place with rock music and not too young guests :)
Image - RIO bar
RIO bar
Luca:If you listen to the rock, metal, punk or simmilar music genres this is the place for you.
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Caffe Bar Kult
Luca:During the summer this place have great concerts of local Croatian musicians.
Image - Zlatni Kutić - Golden Corner
Zlatni Kutić - Golden Corner
Luca:If you want a beer, cocktail or other drink, but also want a place where you can talk, and is always filled with local students come here :)
Image - Cafe 72
Cafe 72
Luca:Charming place with long tradition, always plays rock music, and have the best local beer - Velebitsko.
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Caffe bar Macao
Luca:Outside of city center, but has the best collection of beer!
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Luca:This is favorite place for bikers, playing rock of course!
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Hype Bar
Luca:If you want to dance all night come to the hype bar.
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Zrce Festival Beach
Luca:If you are a real party person, your choice should be Zrće party beach 45 min from Zadar.

Meet the local culture

Explore the city with a local guide, visit local museums.

Image - Arheološki muzej Zadar
Arheološki muzej Zadar
Luca:If you are interested in archaeological remains from prehistoric, ancient and medieval period, this museum is a great choice.
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Museum of Ancient Glass
Luca:Great collection of ancient glass with blow glass workshop inside. Modern and interactive museum.
Image - Duke's palace
Duke's palace
Luca:This place has great historical furniture exhibition. Also great temporary exhibitions like A. Warhol, M. Chagal and so on.
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Samostan benediktinki sv. Marije
Luca:This nunnery has the museum with the most valuable collection of church art called gold and silver of Zadar.

Local culture near Zadar

If you come to Zadar I recommend you to visit smaller historical places nearby, you wan't be sorry.

Image - Maškovića han Vrana
Maškovića han Vrana
Luca:Stunning oriental architecture from Ottoman period with museum, rooms and excellent restaurant that offers Turkish specialties.
Image - Benkovac
Luca:Smaller city near Zadar with rich history, beautiful center and local museum and also traditional trade fair every 10th of the month.
Image - Konoba Kraljevski Vinogradi
Konoba Kraljevski Vinogradi
Luca:Place with great collection of traditional local vines with the view of Adriatic sea and small place Petrčane.
Image - Asseria
Luca:Archaeological site of the 3000 years old city.

Beautiful nature

Zadar region is not only culture, you can also find beautiful nature nearby

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Lake Vrana
Luca:Biggest lake in Croatia, it's also ornithological site and protected as park of nature
Image - Vidikovac, Kamenjak
Vidikovac, Kamenjak
Luca:From peak Kamenjak you have the most beautiful view of Lake Vrana, Adriatic sea and the islands.
Image - Nacionalni park Kornati
Nacionalni park Kornati
Luca:One hour of boat riding and you come to the paradise with crystal clear blue sea and mostly not populated islands.
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Paklenica National Park
Luca:Great place for hiking and rock climbing. Beautiful nature, clear air and fresh drinkable water during the whole way.
Image - Izvor rijeke Bijele
Izvor rijeke Bijele
Luca:River Bijela is a hidden treasure of Zadar region. Not many people visit or know about it, but it's breathtaking.
Image - Krka National Park
Krka National Park
Luca:One hour of driving from Zadar, beautiful National park. I recommend visit off season because it can be overcrowded.
Image - Zrmanja
Luca:Another crystal clear karst river. This one is great for rafting.

Wonderguide map

  1. Harbor CookHouse & Club
  2. Pet Bunara
  3. Proto Food&More
  4. Foša
  5. 4 Kantuna
  6. Fragola
  7. Stari Most
  8. Tri bunara
  9. Restaurant Nostalgie
  10. Kavana SV. Lovre
  11. Caffe Bar Kult
  12. Caffe Bar Brazil
  13. Caffe Bar Forum
  14. Caffe Galerija Đina
  15. Caffe bar illy
  16. RIO bar
  17. Caffe Bar Congo
  18. Indie bar & caffe
  19. GUMA Bar
  20. RIO bar
  21. Caffe Bar Kult
  22. Zlatni Kutić - Golden Corner
  23. Cafe 72
  24. Caffe bar Macao
  25. D8
  26. Hype Bar
  27. Zrce Festival Beach
  28. Arheološki muzej Zadar
  29. Museum of Ancient Glass
  30. Duke's palace
  31. Samostan benediktinki sv. Marije
  32. Maškovića han Vrana
  33. Benkovac
  34. Konoba Kraljevski Vinogradi
  35. Asseria
  36. Lake Vrana
  37. Vidikovac, Kamenjak
  38. Nacionalni park Kornati
  39. Paklenica National Park
  40. Izvor rijeke Bijele
  41. Krka National Park
  42. Zrmanja

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