December 1, 2020 – A new Klis Fortress tourist attraction should hopefully welcome visitors next year – a brand new summer stage.
Dalmatinski Portal reports that the Municipality of Klis announced that the public procurement procedure for the selection of contractors to build a new summer stage at the Klis Fortress is nearing completion, which will further improve the content and offer of cultural events at one of the most important and beautiful fortifications in Europe.
Thanks to the successful withdrawal of European funds, the Municipality of Klis, through the ITU mechanism of the Urban Agglomeration, has provided funds to build and equip a new summer stage at the Klis Fortress. The signing of the contract with the selected contractor is expected in December, and in addition to the summer stage, the reconstruction of the artillery barracks, the rehabilitation of the small quarter, and the protection of the fortress from vegetation are also planned. The project is worth 5.5 million kuna, and 85 percent of its value is funded by the European Union.
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“We hope that in the summer, if epidemiological conditions allow, we will be able to watch and listen to the performers of numerous cultural and entertainment events on the new stage, which bring together both domestic and foreign tourists, as well as the locals of Klis. Last year, as many as 100,000 visitors who enjoyed the beauties of this world-famous medieval fortress were exceeded and we are proud to valorize its tourist potential through the sustainable and responsible use of cultural heritage,” said Jakov Vetma, Mayor of Klis.
Klis Fortress is one of the most important cultural and historical monuments in Croatia, which in recent years has gained recognition in the world thanks to its role in the HBO’s series ‘Game of Thrones’, which was partly filmed in Klis.
The Municipality of Klis continuously invests significant funds in revitalizing the Fortress and enriching the facilities it offers, thus contributing to the tourist image and offer, not only of the Klis region, but also of the entire region.
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