Zadar is situated on the northern part of Dalmatian coast, on a peninsula-like tongue of land, separated from the mainland by the inner-harbour. The city, formerly a capital of Dalmatia, abounds in Roman, Byzantine and Venetian architecture masterpieces which span some 2,000 years.
The remnants and flagstones of the one-time Roman Forum designed in the first century B.C. form the town’s main public square, Zeleni Trg. Forum centre piece is the Romanesque style Cathedral of St. Stosija with its nave and two aisles, which dates back to 13th century.