The uniquely furnished historical ambience is served by a proud staff, dedicated to creating a unique experience.
This was a large port warehouse originally built in the 16th century, with a major reconstruction in 1752., the Arsenal was the centre of naval activity in Zadar and played an important role in the Venetian domination of the Adriatic. Both military and commercial vessels relied on the Arsenal for equipment, supplies, and weapons, with much of this produced within the facilities.
The ships were built and serviced in the canal just outside the building, which now is marked by the road that curves past its facade.
Arsenal is a multifunctional space of 1800 m2 in which the whole concept was implemented as an “indoor town square”. This is about an active space which is open to the community, a place where, next to the significance of the building, there have been new reasons implemented to continue the existence and it now provides a different purpose:
Arsenal is now a meeting place, a place where people can exchange views and form new opinions, where people promote business opportunities, where unique events are organized, a place to simply socialize with good music.
As a cultural and conference center, Arsenal is a place with unique conditions for concerts, presentations, receptions, conferences, private parties, exhibitions as well as commercial events...
A space for all occasions with an emphasis of excellence Arsenal operates within the system of Ilirija d.d.
Ilirija d.d. is a company with more than 50 years of tradition, founded back in 1957, with headquarters in Biograd. The Company is part of a joint stock company which consists of a few businesses dealing with tourism in which they, together, cover all three segments: hospitality, nautical, and camping. Today, Ilirija is among the top 20 leading companies for tourism in Croatia which serves as a backbone to Croatia’s development in tourism.
Ilirija is also one of the top three leading tourism companies in the Zadar County.