The building of the Faculty of Philosophy in Pula

The Faculty of Philosophy in Pula is located inside the beautiful Secession building erected in the early 20th c. It was originally used by the Regional School for Women in Italian, then by the Giosuè Carducci High School between the two wars, and the Pedagogy Academy since 1961. In the early 21st century, it grew into the University of Juraj Dobrila.

The building is richly decorated by floreal motifs, coats of arms of Istrian towns and allegories known as stile floreale or stile Liberty. The three storey building consists of the central part and the two lateral wings.

The central part and the wing finishes are emphasized by an oriel. The main facade is decorated by a relief floral motif band located right under the roof. The space between the rectangular windows on the second floor is also decorated. The ground floor has additionally been emphasized by rustic details on its walls. The balcony with its carved stone fence is above the main entrance.

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.