UNESCO Took Sveti Nikola Fortress Under its Wing One Year Ago, Renovation Begins

Lauren Simmonds

Works begin on Sveti Nikola Fortress after having been under UNESCO’s wing for one year.

Croatia is full of incredible heritage, and Šibenik is one coastal Dalmatian town that just keeps catching UNESCO’s expert eye.

As Morski writes on the 10th of July, 2018, works on the renovation and reconstruction of the pier and the ramps of the sea entrance of the Sveti Nikola Fortress, which, despite the warning signs, tourists still enter, have begun.

Just one year ago, the Šibenik fortress was included on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list under the category of Republic of Venice Defense Systems from the 15th to the 17th century. Works cost 1.3 million kuna, the funds have been secured from the county budget and works will likely last for 120 days.

Over the course of one month, the Ministry of Culture will finance security projects worth about 400 thousand kuna, which will ensure access to the sea, as well as for the fortress to finally be open to accept visitors, writes ŠibenikIN.

In the past 12 months, 2.6 million kuna has also been approved from EU funds for project documentation, a contract was signed with the State Property Ministry, and a project for the construction and renovation of the visitor centre in Minerska were dealt with, and these works come at an approximate cost of 26 million kuna. It is all part of the project for the valorisation of the Sv. Ante channel, through which the renovation of the promenade has begin.

Šibenik-Knin County’s Anita Babačić-Ajduk pointed out that since July the 9th, 2017, when the certificate of Sveti Nikola’s placement on the UNESCO list was initially received, a lot has been done.


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