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The town is fortified with thick walls, renowned for their impressive ports, such as the Harbor Port and the Mainland Port, which date back to the sixteenth century. The walls encircle the Square of Three Wells, the Square of Five Wells, the Municipal Loggia, the Municipal Guard Tower and many palaces that slumber under the protection of the town's four patron saints: St. Simon, St. Anastasia, St. Chrysogonus and St. Zoilus.
Throughout history, Zadar was the center of important cultural events, such as the establishment of the first Croatian university (1396), the writing of the first Croatian novel (1536) and the publication of the first Croatian newspaper. The world famous Permanent Exhibition of Sacral Art and the traditional St. Donatus Musical Evenings represent only a small part of numerous cultural events and manifestations that Zadar offers to its visitors.
The waterfront is an ideal place to admire a beautiful sunset or to visit its rich and colorful green fish markets, which are always bustling with life.
Zadar region is also know for the nearby islands beginning with the largest: Pag, Dugi Otok, Ugljan, Pasman, leading to the smaller ones: Silba, Molat, Olib, Premuda, Iz, Vrgada, Sestrunj.
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