Zadar, almost 3,000 years old city is the center of the region and for centuries the capital of Dalmatia. The old city is full of monuments of the ancient world, the early Christian Gothic, and Renaissance and Baroque churches bear witness to its rich history. Zadar two thousand years ago was the most powerful city on the east coast of the Adiatic sea. It was founded by the Roman legions, Caesar’s veterans, under the name Colonia Jadera. Historic monuments testify to the changes and different styles.