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FTMDave
Adria, Italy5,063 contributions
Ruins of Roman Forum
Aug 2021
There are the ruins of a Roman Forum, which to be honest are somewhat limited. However, the area is fabulous, next to the Bell Tower and the Church of Saint Donatus.
Written August 24, 2021
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN812 contributions
Definitely Worth a Quick Stop
Jun 2021
These are the ruins of the old Roman forum. There is not much left except some columns but there is also a beautiful old church right next to the ruins and plenty of restaurants nearby with a nice view of the area.
Written June 10, 2021
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Temer2
Horley, UK1,071 contributions
Ruins in lovely city
Feb 2020 • Couples
The Forum in the centre of S
Zadar is a lovely and interesting place to walk around. There is nice architecture and ruins to look at and we were told they run events during the evening in the summer. Allowing an hour to walk around would be plenty of time.
Written January 24, 2021
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Brian R
Aarhus, Denmark690 contributions
Not much, but nice
Sep 2020
One of the remaining proofs of the age of Zadar. The remains of the Forum are rather scarce, but there are markings of colums, remnants of building parts etc. Nice and very calm place.
Written September 9, 2020
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Natasha P
London, UK247 contributions
Ruins are ruined by people
Aug 2020 • Family
It is a lovely place to view the ancient ruins but, its ruined by too many people and many of whom are letting children clamber all over them.
A little more respect i feel is needed for these ancient ruins
Written August 31, 2020
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Aarron
Pula, Croatia128 contributions
Ancient Ruins - Access to Sea - Cathedral - Tower
Aug 2020 • Couples
Its a lovely place its in the centre of Zadar old town so massive history behind the forum. It has loads of old ruins, we were lucky as we managed to get alot of photos and got experiences which you normally have to pay for.
It does get very very busy so make sure you plan around when you want photos we managed to get photos in the evening and the day.
During the evening they do loads of events like mini events which are alot of fun and can see the history behind the forum.

Definitely a must see if you are in Zadar. But your more then likely going to come across it everyday.
Written August 3, 2020
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MitziMarmot
Casper, WY1,630 contributions
Interesting to See
Dec 2019
Right in the middle of Zadar, are some of the Roman remains of the forum. They are just parts of various former structures, but they are still interesting to see.
Written February 16, 2020
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Graham S
Tewantin, Australia4,053 contributions
A central part of Zadar since 1BC. Caesar Augustus stamps a grid layout on the town ...
Sep 2019
... an earthquake in 6th Century reduces the civilisation here to rubble, but eventual rebuilding - using a lot of the stone - into a medieval square with Renaissance cistern.
The Roman Forum was the largest one on the eastern side of the Adriatic & there are inscriptions from 3rd Century when it was completed.
It was the main square of the Roman ladera where Roman life took place.
Today its open area still is the epicentre of modern life in Zadar.
You will be pleased to learn the elongated channels you can still see in the pavement running from 2 sacrificial alters, to drain the animals blood, are no longer in use.
Written February 7, 2020
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JulieShel
Noosa, Australia21 contributions
A 'walk by' attraction. But add a little history & these remnants of an earthquake begin to live again.
Sep 2019
The seemingly random relics of buildings allow you to touch the history lying at your feet.
Zadar is a planned city Quadrata layout undertaken by the Romans, & this, I'm told, is obvious to the educated eye, & thankfully is still preserved some 2 millenia later .
Following the earthquake in 6th Century much of the area was reduced to rubble & the medieval square & a Renaissance cistern were built.
I tried to include more info from a great website but you can sniff out more history ...
... I'm not going to do all the heavy lifting for you!
Written February 6, 2020
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peetajohn
Norton, UK686 contributions
Wonderful History
Jul 2019
Like most of roman forums, the outline is there but you need your imagination to add to it.
This old area is overall, a wonderful place to visit and the forum area is just one part of it. On its own it would mean little but viewed in the context of this and the surrounding structures and it is all quite wonderful.
Written December 19, 2019
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