Zadar of the 20th Century: Historical Walking Tour

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Zadar of the 20th Century: Historical Walking Tour

From $31.44 per person

Take a 2-hour tour through the turbulent history of 20th century Zadar. Learn about the impacts of fascism, nazism, communism, and the terrible war that led to breakup Yugoslavia.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Understand the difficult history of an area that was one of the flashpoints of troubled 20th-century European history
  • Learn about the different phases of modern Croatian and European history
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the beautiful city of Zadar
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Relive the troubled 20th century in Zadar. Go on a 2-hour walking tour packed with historical photos and vivid explanations by a licensed guide. Appreciate Zadar's significance in the larger course of Croatian history. Learn how Zadar became a center of the nascent fascism sweeping the continent in the 1920s after it was occupied by the Italians during WWI and subjected to the rule of Benito Mussolini. Visit the bunker built by the Nazis during WWII and hear about its status as an important Nazi military harbor. Wander through the Zadar Old Town where the disastrous Allied bombing during WWII destroyed nearly 80% of the area.  Visit some of the sites destroyed by bombing during the war and rebuilt during Tito's reign and the communist era. Learn how communism impacted the city culturally, demographically, and politically. Finally, watch a multimedia presentation to understand what led to the terrible war following the death of Tito. Learn how the breakup of Yugoslavia marked the end of totalitarian regimes and brought peace to Zadar and Croatia as a whole.
  • Certified local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Multimedia presentation about the Yugoslav War
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Join us at Forum Sqaure, in front of the Archaeological Museum of Zadar. The guide will be holding an orange umbrella.

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Excellent tour giving more understanding of the complex history of Zadar and Croatia

21 September 2019


22 September 2019


Impec to revise the history of the Balkans

29 September 2019

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