Lonely Planet, one of the world’s most famous travel guides in the world, released it’s “Best in Travel 2019” guide. Zadar proudly found it’s place on the list as one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2019.

“Zadar has risen from the ashes of its war-ridden past and blossomed into a spirited cosmopolitan city. Wander through the Old Town’s warren of bright marble streets to discover cool bars and laid back cafes, ancient Roman ruins, innovative museums and rustic, trattoria-style restaurants. The true phoenix of Zadar’s transformation is its imagination-stirring waterfront promenade, where scores of locals gather to listen to the magical chimes of the Sea Organ or bask in the mesmeric illuminations of the Sun Salutation. Zadar’s small stature instantly connects travelers to the local life and culture, with any fears of claustrophobia soon dispelled by those sweeping Adriatic vistas,” – Lonely Planet wrote on its website, describing Zadar as “quirky and unique”.

Tom Hall, Lonely Planet’s Editorial Director, said, “While many visitors to Croatia are drawn to Split or Dubrovnik, Zadar reaps the benefit of sitting just outside the limelight. Zadar’s small stature instantly allows travellers to connect to the local life and culture. The energy and bustle of the city are wonderfully juxtaposed with the ancient history hewn into the landscape. The city offers sweeping Adriatic vistas, sun-speckled forests and pockets of golden sand. This is a corner of paradise with attitude – and travellers are bound to fall in love with it.”

Top 10 Cities in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019:

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Shēnzhèn, China
  3. Novi Sad, Serbia
  4. Miami, Florida, USA
  5. Kathmandu, Nepal
  6. Mexico City, Mexico
  7. Dakar, Senegal
  8. Seattle, USA
  9. Zadar, Croatia
  10. Meknès, Morocco

Explore Zadar and its beauties

The best way to explore Zadar Old Town is on foot – that’s why Romeo & Juliet offers you “Zadar Walking Tour”,  an informative and leisurely walk with friendly guide who will enjoy showing you “the Pearl of the Adriatic”.

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