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City Sentinel

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Address: Zadar, Croatia
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+385 23 211 198

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The Heart of Old Zadar

Travelers while looking at the old clock structure will be standing in the old cities classic square and yes old fortification. For travelers in the cell phone generation note... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 11, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Travelers while looking at the old clock structure will be standing in the old cities classic square and yes old fortification. For travelers in the cell phone generation note that civic square clocks were the only way to have common time for citizens of the City to coordinate. Take a close look.

Thank travellingsinclairs
Grimsby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The City Sentinel is located in the centre of the Old Town. It consists of a lovely clock tower surrounded by a stone barrier. Our guide told us the the barrier once held cannons to protect the city centre from invaders. The area is clean and well maintained making the Old Town a pleasure to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This is the center of the beautiful Old Town of Zadar. The seaside promenade of Zadar seems to be more famous, but I preferred to stroll around through the narrow streets and over the squares of the Old Town.

Thank Philip_Bolster
Norristown, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The City Sentinel marks the center of a very interesting town that goes back to Roman times. There are even the remains of the Roman forum. One of the more interesting towns in Croatia. Definitely worth a guided visit.

Thank CoachLo
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I really like the atmosphere, although a restaurant is almost fill up the little square. But still, you can feel the history in the air, and you feel like, you are in somewhere in Italy.

1 Thank n_torok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

A clock tower and recognized landmark in Zadar's lively main square. Croatia and Italy share a lot of the same visual culture, as evidenced by this Renaissance-style structure designed by a Venetian architect. The surrounding stone barrier was built after the clock tower itself and once held canons to protect the heart of the city.

Thank KarolaRS
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Best visited in the evening when locals gather for a chat and a drink in one of the many bars around the Sentinel. The Sentinel is interesting for architecture lovers, but not a must-see. You'll probably pass by without noticing it if you're not looking for it in particular.

Thank ArticCynda
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Our family visited Zadar in July 2016. We stumbled upon the City Sentinal on our way through Trg Narodni. I didn't find this structure or the square to be anything special. Take a picture and move along!

Thank Mai S
Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

I was passing by this place. I didn't think it was a place for major tourism. However, it is cute. You won't mess out if you do not see it.

Thank Kenyatte M
Vasteras, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

One of my favorite places in old town. A lot of beautiful buildings everywhere. Several restaurants and cafes to relax at and just watch the life going on around. Well worth a visit!

Thank LaLola1973

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