The Sea Organ

The Sea Organ

Last updated on Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Zadar Sea Organ is a seventy meters long natural music instrument with thirty-five organ pipes placed under the concrete waterfront in a specific position so that the sea and wind movements produce a beautiful sound. These organs, Zadar's latest landmark built in 2005 by architect Nikola Basic, are the only organs in the world played by nature itself.

The sound is produced with no moving parts, solely from the vibration of air driven over an open window and against a sharp lip called a Labium which plays 7 chords of 5 tones.
These stairs descending into the sea are Zadar's top place for relaxation, contemplation and long conversations and gossips.

In 2006, the Sea Organ was awarded with the prize of the fourth edition of the European Prize for Urban Public Space as the best among 207 other.

Zadar Sea Organ

Address & contact details

  • Street: Istarska obala
  • Postcode: 23000
  • City: Zadar

Working Hours

  • Public site
  • Always accessible
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