Conservation, revitalization and exhibition of Early Christian basilica and medieval fortress in cross border region

Project code:CB007.1.11.124
Project call:CB007.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.1 Tourist Attractiveness
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:24
Project final contract amount:690217.85 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:23.11.2016
Project end date:22.11.2018
Project intervention field:094 - Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets
Project summary:

The project aims to improve tourst attractiveness of the cross-border region Bulgaria - Serbia through: activities for protection, conservation - restoration, preservation and exhibition of early Christian bazilica, Castra ad Montenezium and Momchilov Grad; by providing interesting historical facts about the area, architecture and religion in antiquity on these lands; and protection and revitalization of these historic touristic sites and better protection and exposition in order to attract more tourists and visitors.

The project envisages: Renovation, conservation and exposition of early Christian bazilica and protection of fortress Castra ad Montenezium; Elaboration of common tourist guide with impressive photographs of the fortresses in Montana and Pirot; Reconstruction of the old fortress Kale in Pirot; Establishment of a working group for exhibition settings in fortress Kale - curator, design and information collection activities aiming at presenting the fortress in tourist attracting manner; Making presentations of fortress Kale - Pirot by modern methods - extensive and virtual reality.

Here you can find a common PIROT - MONTANA CROSS-BORDER TRAVEL GUIDE, which has been elaborated within the project.


Leading partner
City of Pirot
Municipality of Montana