1. The Sea Organ, Zadar
    The Sea Organ, Zadar
  2. Greetings to the sun
  • Attractions | Public spaces
  • Zadar

Zadar Sea Organ


Time Out says

Thirty-five organ pipes emit unworldly tones through holes bored into the smooth, new paving stones, their size and velocity determined by the waves of the sea. The eccentric ‘Sea Organ’, inaugurated in 2005, was designed by Nikola Bašić and built in nearby Murter. Come here after dark and you’ll be greeted by a stunning light show following the rhythms of the ‘Sea Organ’ in a similarly unworldly display.

The ‘Greeting To The Sun’, designed by the same architect, comprises 300 multi-layered glass plates in a circle, synchronised with the same wave energy. Beneath the glass are solar modules that spring into life at sunset to simulate our solar system. Around the glass is a metal ring inscribed with local details from a medieval calendar originating from Zadar but now kept in Oxford. Whatever the technology, kids love it, with their ears to the ground listening to the sounds or chasing the light show around the solar system. These installations were the first stage of the renovation of this part of the waterfront and now there’s a state-of-the-art ferry and cruiser terminal to go with it.


Zadar seafront
Opening hours:
24hrs daily
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