Many tourists are visiting Zadar to enjoy unforgettable sunsets with a view of nearby islands. Many of them will remember Zadar throughout their lives by the meeting of the sinking sun and the sea.
Home of the world´s best sunsets
Citizens of Zadar, the second largest city in Dalmatia, firmly believe that the most beautiful sunset in the world can be seen from their waterfront, next to their Sea organ, which produces a range of enchanting tones, depending on the movement and power of the waves.
It may be that the loveliest inscription of Zadar´s exceptional sunset was written by the famous Alfred Hitchcock. On the occasion of his visit to Zadar, in May 1964, while observing the luxurious game played by the sun the Maestro said: »Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, in Florida, applauded at every evening.« From room 204 of the former Hotel Zagreb, the great film master of suspense, enthusiastic and overcome by this notion, tried to catch the beatuy of the sunset with his camera.
His visit of the city and his words are a memento to the Sun that never dies while casting its last rays. As does not die the memory of the great Hitch´s visit. The following morning, after having slept and rested, Hitchcock stood in front of the lens of the famous Zadar photographer, Ante Brkan. On Brkan´s photograph »Alfred Hitchcock in the Sky« you can recognize the satisfaction of the classic of film art. »Drama is life with the boring part left out« Hitchcock said on one occasion. He could have said the same for all the drama of the suset, symbol that has always remained in Zadar´s company.