Tourism Valorization of St Nicholas’ Fortress in the St Anthony’s Channel

Tourism Valorization of St Nicholas’ Fortress in the St Anthony’s Channel

Tourism Valorization of St Nicholas’ Fortress in the St Anthony’s Channel

The project under the title of Tourism Valorization of St Nicholas’ Fortress in the St Anthony’s Channel is funded through the European Regional Development Fund pursuant to the Call for Applications for the Preparation and Implementation of the Integrated Development Programmes Based on the Preservation of Cultural Heritage within the Operational Programme –Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014 – 2020.

St Nicholas’ Fortress in the St Anthony’s Channel in Šibenik is a unique monument of Renaissance fortification architecture and a superb example of our architectural heritage. It is located at the exit of the St Anthony’s Channel. It was constructed in the 16th century to protect Šibenik from Ottoman naval attacks. The building was inscribed in the Croatian Register of Cultural Goods as an individual immovable cultural good of profane architectural heritage (Z-6516) and since 2017 it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the nomination The Defence System of the Republic of Venice between the 16th and 17th Centuries, including the buffer zone.

St Nicholas’ Fortress with its buffer zone is situated within the significant landscape Channel – Port, whereas the buffer zone is partially located within the ecological network Natura 2000 Krka Delta HR3000171.

This project, which will include the development of the necessary documentation for the reconstruction and tourism valorization of the fortress, comprehensively views the reconstruction of the fortress, with a substantive definition, infrastructure, tourism and marketing potential taken into account in addition to reconstruction and restoration works.  Consequently, an exceptional tourist/visitor attraction will be created within the area of Šibenik, which will improve the attractiveness of the destination, while contributing to sustainable social and economic development at a local and regional level.

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Constructed foundations for architectural projects
  • Developed architectural projects for St Nicholas’ Fortress
  • Developed architectural projects for access infrastructure
  • Designed documentation for environment and nature protection
  • Designed documentation for the management and promotion of cultural heritage
  • Designed documentation for the application of the integrated programme implementation related to the EU structural funds

PROJECT BENEFICIARY: Public Institution Nature of the Šibenik-Knin County

PARTNERS: Šibenik-Knin County, Public Institution Development Agency of the Šibenik-Knin County

PROJECT LOCATION: Šibenik, Šibenik-Knin County

PROJECT VALUE: 2.605.814, 42 HRK

NON-REFUNDABLE FUNDS: 2.058.332, 79 HRK

AMOUNT OF CO-FUNDING: 547.481,63 HRK