The Edifice of the Zadar University
A former Institute of St. Dimitri with a chapel. It is a dominant point of Zadar panorama from the sea, a monumental building on the New waterfront built at the beginning of the 20th century in the Neo-classicist style for the purposes of the Institute of St. Dimitri.
Within the Institute, the chapel of St. Dimitri was also recently renovated.
St. Dimitri´s Chapel is is an unusual example of Neo-Classical architecture in Dalmatia. It was completed in 1906 by Viennese architect Karl Susan, and has an unusual central cupola.
Zadar is an ancient university city: as early as in 1396 the university was founded here, which was active until 1807, and since then other institutions of higher education performed their activities until the foundation of the renewed University of Zadar in 2002. The tradition of more than 600 years (the founder of University Iadertina was the supreme head of the Dominican order Raimund de Vinies form Capua) speaks for itself and it classifies this city with the oldest university cities in Europe.