Project coordinator: City of Zadar

Project partners: Zadar County Development Agency – ZADRAnova, National Museum Zadar, University of Zadar, City of Zadar Tourist Board.

Project amount: 37.799.651,00 kn


EU co-financing: 35.679.090,57 kn (94,39%)

Implementation period: 1 October 2014 – 30 September 2016

Project “Reconstruction and tourist valorisation of cultural and historical complex of the Rector's Palace“ R.C.1.1.05-0117 was approved for funding from the Operational Programme “Regional competitiveness 2007-2013” in the Call for the development of business infrastructure. The project implementation started on 2 October 2014.

Total value of the project is 37.799.651,00 kuna with 95% of co-financing and the implementation period of 24 months. Project coordinator is City of Zadar. Its partners are National Museum Zadar, Zadar Tourist Board, Zadar County Development Agency – ZADRAnova and the University of Zadar.

The project aims at creating a recognised new integrated cultural and tourist product of Zadar through the reconstruction and tourist valorisation of the Rector’s Palace. This answers long-term needs of the city, the county and cultural / touristic institutions by introducing the same culture in a modern, innovative and attractive way, which brings competitiveness of the new cultural and tourist product to a higher level. Correspondingly, it encourages entrepreneurship whose services represent persistence in the overall city offer.

Except for the infrastructural projects and reconstruction of the Palace, these resources will be used for strengthening the capacities for managing the Palace, international summer school, making the marketing plan as well as the entire visual identity of the Palace.

Project “Reconstruction and tourist valorisation of cultural and historical complex of the Rector's Palace“ will directly contribute towards:

  • Reconstruction and tourist valorisation of historical complex of the Rector’s Palace,

  • Modernisation of cultural and historical properties,

  • Strengthening the capacity for managing the cultural and tourist destination,

  • Development of the tourist product based on the above-mentioned resources and its inclusion in the unique offer of the destination