Klis Revives the Rich History of the Fortress with 1.2m Euro Project

Daniela Rogulj

A new project for Klis fortress has been granted funds by the Interreg IPA Cross Border Cooperation program.

A project worth 1.2 million euros has been approved for Klis, which will, among other things, make a cultural 3D mapping of Klis fortress – allowing visitors to live through the history, present and future of Klis, reports Dalmatinski Portal on February 6, 2017. 

As part of the ‘Project Fortress (Re)Invented’, this project was signed off in June 2016 by the Municipality of Klis with partners from Zenica and Herceg Novi, and was led by the Department of Facilities Management and Fortification Systems at the Museum of Šibenik. Out of the 37 registered projects, this project was among the five selected to receive funds. 

Project Fortress (Re)Invented itself is a partnership with the fortresses in the areas of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro which plans to edit parts of the historical monuments with a modern spirit. For example, by displaying modern technology within the monuments to encourage new versions and visions of cultural tourism. The project will contribute to the joint development and promotion of existing tourist potential by using innovative approaches and digital content in cultural and historical monuments and fortifications in order to become more attractive to the local population and the modern tourist.

“This is excellent news for all of us. Klis Fortress, which is synonymous with Croatian existence, has been waiting for a renewal for decades but now that’s all over. The Project Fortress (Re)Invented is completed, and through this new project we will get attractive facilities that both our residents and visitors will be able to enjoy,” said the chief of Klis Jakov Vetma.

“Klis is already a desirable destination for holiday tourists, and the implementation of this project will strengthen its capacity and revive the rich history of Klis with new technologies to make the attraction more accessible and interesting to the growing number of modern visitors,” concludes Maja Zelic, Project Manager at the Business incubator in Klis. 




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