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Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum Review

Founded in 1832, Zadar's archaeological museum is one of the oldest museums in this part of Europe. It occupies a plain but pleasant modern building beside the convent complex of Crkva sv. Marije. It is home to numerous artifacts from Zadar's past, from prehistoric times to the first Croatian settlements. Head upstairs to move back in time. The third floor focuses on ceramics, weaponry, and other items the seafaring Liburnians brought home from Greece and Italy, whereas the second floor covers the classical period, including a model of the Forum square as it would have looked back then; a smaller exhibit addresses the development of Christianity in Northern Dalmatia and contains rare artifacts from the invasion of the Goths. On the first floor you'll find an exhibit from the early Middle Ages, taking you to the 12th century.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Trg Opatice Čike 1, Zadar, 23000
  • Phone: 023/250–542
  • Cost: 20 Kn
  • Hours: Apr.–Sep daily 9–2 and 5–9; Oct.–Mar., daily 9–2
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  • Location: Zadar
Updated: 12-06-2012

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