Installed in 2005, the bizarre but immensely popular Sea Organ created by Zadar-educated Nikola Bašić has given a new dimension to the city’s waterfront. As you approach the steps at the tip of the peninsula that contains the town centre, strange noises arise from holes drilled into the marble, linked to 35 organ pipes beneath the waves. These create unworldly sounds randomly dictated by the ebb and flow of the water, an unusually comforting feeling as you lie on the flat stones and sunbathe.
Zadar has been transformed imaginative public installations like the Zadar Sea Organ that give this historic Roman city a contemporary, vibrant feel. A cluster of cool bars and restaurants like lounge bar-cum-nightspot The Garden provide Zadar with a cosmopolitan edge.
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