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Zadar’s Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)

April 26, 2011

On the northwestern corner of Zadar’s Riva (seaside promenade) just a few steps from the Ancona-Zadar ferry station is a remarkable piece of urban architecture.

Opened in April 2005, the world’s only Sea Organ (Croatian: Morske Orgulje), designed by architect Nikola Bašić, is one of the most memorable sights in Zadar, Croatia. Within the perforated stone stairs that lead to the sea are pipes with whistles that generate sighs when the sea waves pushes air in them.

The effect is unique and harmonic and if a ferry is passing by then the sounds are loudest.

The sculpture is seventy meters long and has thirty-five organ pipes built under the concrete; as you move along the promenade the sounds and harmonies change.

Sea Organ, Zadar, Croatia

Sounds of the Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) in Zadar, Croatia. May 2011


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