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Zadar Land City Gates, Zadar

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One of the finest examples of Venetian architecture in Dalmatia, Zadar Land City Gates features a triumphal arch that offers one passage for vehicles and two for pedestrians. Situated adjacent to the sea, this point has been a vital link between the city of Zadar and the outside area since 1543. The arch reflects Renaissance-style architecture and is adorned with a motif of St. Chrysogonus--the city's main patron saint--as well as a large monumental lion of St. Mark, and a Venetian coat of arms. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Zadar Land City Gates and many more Zadar attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Zadar holiday app.
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  • Nice to see the impressive workmanship in this historic landmark which is next to a small harbour area and is the entrance to the old town of Zadar. 
    Nice to see the impressive workmanship in this historic landmark which is next to a small harbour area and is the entrance to the old town of Zadar.  more »
  • Enjoyed the approach to the old town proper, through the gate... A lovely little marina and high defensive walls make for an exciting entrance. 
    Enjoyed the approach to the old town proper, through the gate... A lovely little marina and high defensive walls make for an exciting entrance.  more »
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  • The land gate is the most ornate and prettiest of the gates in Zadar. The Venetian winged lion on the gate is really impressive. It's next to a small arena. For really good pictures/views of the gate enter the city through the gates, take a left and you'll see a park. Climb the steps to get really good views.
  • The most elaborate of the city gates also has the prettiest setting, facing a sheltered little marina. Dating from 1543, it has Renaissance-style decorations including St Chrysogonus (Zadar's patron saint) on horseback and the Venetian winged lion. The gate is still used by traffic and was clearly meant to impress those entering – the reverse side is decidedly plain. To get a really good view go up the stairs on the side and walk up into the park. Great place to take photos.

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