The street older than the city, once the Via Magna, Strada Grande, Ruga Magistra and since Venetian times the Calle Larga, the street which runs along the south edge of the Narodni trg ("People's Square").
It follows the trail of the main longitudinal Roman street (decumanus maximus) that linked the defensive city gates on the present Petar Zoranić square with the Forum and Capitol.
But as Zadar, before acquiring the status of a Roman colony, was a mighty Liburnian centre it existed even before the city itself. Roman urbanisation only confirmed her previous position with the following urban epochs not changing a thing.
Best of Zadar with St. Anastasia viewpoint
Join a guided sightseeing tour of Zadar and visit some of its most popular sites.
Your knowledgeable guide will take you on a walking tour to see the city's landmarks including the Zadar Land City Gates, Roman Forum, and the famous Sea Organ that produces unique sounds from the movement of the tides.
The tour also includes an admission ticket to the Cathedral of St. Anastasia. You'll also see the 9th-century Byzantine Church of Donat and walk along the ancient main street Kalelarga. The tour includes guidance from a certified local guide and the entrance fee for St. Anastasia's Cathedral Bell Tower.
To locals, Kalelarga is more than just a name of the city's main street. It is a cult place and one of the symbols of the city that stirs memories of beautiful moments and events as a place of socialization, entertainment and recreation, processions and folk ceremonies and first loves. It is said that many loves started and ended here.
The Kalelagra even has its own anthem - the song by Tomislav Ivcic bearing the same name. "Kalelagra, Kalelagra, Kalelagra my joy. Here I've spent the best days of my youth...."
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Follow from Petar Zoranić square to the Church of Our Lady of Health
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Street: Široka ul. 6
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