Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole

Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole

Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Hannah R
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best evening in Zadar
    The atmosphere down here made the entire trip exploring Croatia. It’s nothing to see in the day but watch the sunset by the sea organ then soak up the music as children and adults dance amongst the sparkling lights with the pinks of the skies behind. If anyone can tell me the name or social media for the saxophonist, I’d really appreciate it because he’s amazing!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 25, 2023
  • CatharineB
    Ottawa, Canada1,117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    Installed in 2008 on the Riva next to the Sea Organ and designed by local architect Nikola Bašić, the Greeting to the Sun features 22 metre circle panels set in a large circle within the stone paving. During the day, light-sensitive solar panels below the glass plates absorb energy from the sun and releases it in the form of dancing light beams at night once the sunsets. Free and sunset included.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Michèle K
    Kluisbergen-Ruien, Belgium8 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing - too crowded and loud
    Nice sound of the sea organ. We went in the afternoon and then returned in the evening to enjoy the combination sea organ, sunset and greetings of the sun. It was very crowdy so you could not hear the organ anymore and could not see the effect of the lights as too many people were standing there. What really was disturbing to me was a group of youngsters putting on loud music to do some tricks. There was no magic for me there….
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Kendot52
    Denton, Texas389 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zadar, Croatia Greeting to the Sun
    Our cruise ship was docked literally at this site. We were able to see the genius of its design and construction, but sailed away before sunset and missed seeing the colorful display. It is an impressive site. We did check out YouTube videos of the colorful displays which are amazing.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Dingo_6152
    Fremantle, Australia2,040 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mesmerising light show
    Designed and installed by Nikola Bašić in 2008, it complements the nearby sea organ. It is best viewed at night, after the crowds watching the sunset have dissipated. The 300 multi-layer solar panels conserve sunlight during the day and when the sun sets, they generate a colourful light show beneath your feet. Illuminating an area that’d otherwise be darkened by the night sky, it’s hugely popular with tourists. Smaller circles representing the planets link the structure to the Sea Organ.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 12, 2023
  • BunburyTim61
    Bunbury, Australia1,771 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting art using nature
    A cool artistic interpretation of harnessing the sun to provide a light show at night. It’s by the waterfront in Zadar It comes alive at night with a light show powered by electricity captured in the day by photovoltaic solar cells. It compliments nature via light and the other attraction close by, the Sea organ which communicates nature via sound.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 29, 2023
  • dese2
    Auburn, New York2,687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So wonderful
    Our ship docked just beyond this art installation. I didn't understand the whole display until our guide explained it. What a wonderful art installation to honor our place in the solar system and the ingenuity of the artists - and the people of Zadar for stepping up to have the installation. Unfortunately, we were not there in the evening to see the light show but videos are online, and I did get to see the whole display. A free work of art for everyone to appreciate.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 26, 2023
  • Tori
    Denver, Colorado39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see at sunset
    Greeting to the sun monument is a must visit at sunset when it comes to life! Very beautiful and interesting to see the creativity behind it by Croatian architect Nikola Bašić. It consists of three hundred, multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level as the stone-paved waterfront. It consists of a 22-meter diameter circle, with photovoltaic solar modules and symbolizes communication with nature and light. It gets a bit crowded when the sun goes down, but worth it to be there and enjoy the experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written February 20, 2024
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Julia
Frankfurt, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Most amazing sunset ever. The light presentation on floor depicts solar system with the sun as the main attraction. Huge light panel on the floor. It's beautiful. Definitely something to check out while in Zadar
Written May 31, 2020
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Dingo_6152
Fremantle, Australia2,040 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Designed and installed by Nikola Bašić in 2008, it complements the nearby sea organ. It is best viewed at night, after the crowds watching the sunset have dissipated.

The 300 multi-layer solar panels conserve sunlight during the day and when the sun sets, they generate a colourful light show beneath your feet. Illuminating an area that’d otherwise be darkened by the night sky, it’s hugely popular with tourists. Smaller circles representing the planets link the structure to the Sea Organ.
Written August 13, 2023
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stacman7
Redmond, WA121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Right next to the Sea Organ, this place is like a mob disco waiting to happen! Just missing the 70s music! Poor layout of the downtown overall in terms of providing facilities. It's almost like they are driving you into the bars and restaurants if you need to use the bathroom. The nearby WC Closes at 2100, so anyone needing to use the toilet after sunset is out of luck.
Written August 3, 2020
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Tanderups
Aarhus, Denmark1,804 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Flashing lights based the power of the sun is an unusual experience. Nevertheless that's what you can experience in the harbor of Zadar. As people first gather to watch the sun go down - soon they will turn towards the great solar panels which bring patterns of flashing lights, just minutes after sunset.
During the high season there might be too many people in order to get the expected effect. Though is was still worth the time waiting.
Written July 21, 2021
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Hannah R
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The atmosphere down here made the entire trip exploring Croatia. It’s nothing to see in the day but watch the sunset by the sea organ then soak up the music as children and adults dance amongst the sparkling lights with the pinks of the skies behind. If anyone can tell me the name or social media for the saxophonist, I’d really appreciate it because he’s amazing!
Written May 25, 2023
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Installed in 2008 on the Riva next to the Sea Organ and designed by local architect Nikola Bašić, the Greeting to the Sun features 22 metre circle panels set in a large circle within the stone paving. During the day, light-sensitive solar panels below the glass plates absorb energy from the sun and releases it in the form of dancing light beams at night once the sunsets.

Free and sunset included.
Written July 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mateusz
Bristol, UK1,874 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
I visited here whilst I was in Zadar as it's the perfect place to catch the Sunset. Please arrive early as so many people do the same.

This is a Solar light display and I understand it creates enough power to light up the promenade or lots of it. Great fun for family and every one. Kids love it and it gets busy as you can imagine. Really worth seeing the unique display with its changing colours and display
Written November 25, 2021
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Deryn H
Waterlooville, UK2,282 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We visited this installation along with the adjacent Sea Organ. We waited until it got dark so that we could see the full effect of the solar panels but were a little disappointed and could have done with an interpretation board as we felt we were missing something. Should we stay until it is pitch dark? Do the lights change any more? We weren't sure when to leave. We needed more information.
Written May 23, 2022
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1girl_1passport
Vancouver, Canada1,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
This is located right near the Sea organ, not much to see during the day.

This is spot to come just as the sun sets. So beautiful and then wait till it’s really dark to see the magic of all the lights.

Monument to the Sun or The Greeting to the Sun is a monument in Zadar, Croatia dedicated to the Sun.

It consists of three hundred, multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level as the stone-paved waterfront. It consists of a 22-meter diameter circle, with photovoltaic solar modules underneath.
Written April 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Michèle K
Kluisbergen-Ruien, Belgium8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Nice sound of the sea organ. We went in the afternoon and then returned in the evening to enjoy the combination sea organ, sunset and greetings of the sun. It was very crowdy so you could not hear the organ anymore and could not see the effect of the lights as too many people were standing there. What really was disturbing to me was a group of youngsters putting on loud music to do some tricks. There was no magic for me there….
Written July 25, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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