Do not miss “The Most Beautiful Sunset in the World!” as A. Hitchcock apparently described ! He was reputedly drawn to the city to witness the spectacular reddening of its skies in 1964. To celebrate such magnificent sunsets, an artist, Nikola Basic, decided to build what is called the “Monument to the Sun” on the edge of the Zadar waterfront. At the same time, the revamped Monument to the Sun will connect up to Zadar’s other must see attraction, its “Sea Organ”. This is an adjacent art installation, formed by cleverly cutting steps into a section of the concrete waterfront promenade. These have underwater pipes in them that sound musical notes when filled with water – and create a harmonica effect that sounds as if each wave is gently sighing. Zadar is the former capital of the Kingdom of Dalmatia with more than 70 historical monuments in the very heart of the city. It is known for the Roman and Venetian ruins of its peninsular Old Town. There are several Venetian gates in the city walls. Surrounding the Roman-era Forum is 11th-century St. Mary’s Convent, with religious art dating to the 8th century. There’s also the grand, 12th-century St. Anastasia’s Cathedral and the round, 9th-century pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donatus.