Zadar Presented Its Bronze Model of the City with Special Features

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Photo: Dino Stanin/PIXSELL
Photo: Dino Stanin/PIXSELL

At the end of last year, the city of Zadar presented its bronze model, a sculptural reduced spatial representation of the historic core of the city that was set up on Bedemi, reports Turističke Priče. The aim of setting up this interactive sculpture is to contribute to the promotion of the UNESCO-protected immovable cultural heritage of the city of Zadar, by enabling a new concept of cultural presentation.

Zadar joins cities such as Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, and Šibenik, which have also placed a model of the city in public space. But Zadar has also taken a step forward. Thanks to a sound installation in the bronze model, it also counts with a sound background, more precisely sounds characteristic of Zadar, such as those of the sea organ.

As part of the project, signalization and interpretation were also set up and show visitors where they are currently, and the facilities are adapted to visually impaired people, making Zadar now one of the most famous and attractive tourist destinations to be accessible for people with disabilities.

The bronze model is placed on a metal base in the shape of waves and it is the work of academic sculptor Damir Mataušić. The model above the National Museum is 3 meters long and 1.5 meters wide and is made of cast brown patinated bronze, while the relief surface of the sea is made of polished aluminum. The cost of making the sculpture amounted to 1.14 million kuna including VAT, and the funds were provided through EU projects.

The model of Zadar is certainly a new tourist attraction of Dalmatia that you should not miss, as it is lit by LED lighting at night and is the only model with six separate speakers from which you can hear different sounds, even those happening in the city at the moment.

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