Development of tourism in the border region of Bulgaria and Serbia by creating tourist attractions and exhibition of representative cultural and historical sites of the municipalities Surdulica and Pravets

Project code:CB007.1.11.151
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:629755.52 €
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 general project objective is diversification of the tourist products in the cross-border area of Surdulica and Pravets municipalities through: raising tourist attractiveness and competitiveness of sites in Surdulica and Pravets municipalities; ensuring wide access to information for renewed sites; and better utilization of natural, cultural and historical heritage and related infrastructure.

Planned project activies: Training Increasing the attractiveness of tourist sites; Exchange of experience for interpretation of new/ renewed tourist attractions; Reconstruction of city park in Surdulica – I phase and its turning into tourist attraction; Conservation, restoration, reconstruction and exposure of museum site in Vidrare village - Old class school from 1848; Conservation, restoration, reconstruction and exposure of museum site in Vidrare village - Tunyakovski han from 1820; Conservation and exposure of church Sveta Bogoroditsa from XIV century and remains of earlier buildings in front of it, Ossikovitsa village; Preparation and implementation of expositions in Old class school and Tunyakovski han in Vidrare village; Supply of equipment for raising tourist attractiveness of sites and ensuring access to them; Popularization of tourist sites, including through a joint website. The cross-border region of Surdulica and Pravets will become more attractive and competitive and the project will ensure diversification of the tourist product in the cross-border area.

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Leading partner
Municipality of Surdulica
Historical Museum - Pravets