First-of-its-Kind Wind Organ to Enhance Neretva Valley Tourism

Daniela Rogulj

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October 27, 2019 – After the sea organ in Zadar, Croatia will receive another similar attraction next year – a wind organ in the Neretva Valley. 

Namely, a wind organ is being built above Rogotin near Ploce in the Neretva Valley. The project is also a successful case of utilizing European funds – of the 3 million kuna needed to construct it, Brussels will finance 80% of the costs, HRT reports.

The wind organ will be built as part of the edu-eco complex on Tovro hill, which is part of the project “Promoting the Sustainable Development of the Natural Heritage of the Neretva Valley”. The prefect of Dubrovnik-Neretva County, when signing the contract for the project, emphasized that with the implementation of this project, the area of the Neretva Valley will gain new values in the form of tourism, and educational and cultural content.

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HRT Screenshot

The conceptual design and the unique wind organ project were done by Ploce engineer Zeljko Skoric. The principle of operation is the same as that of all other organs. “Three pairs of seven instruments play where each pipe has a different length, on which the tonality of the organs themselves depends,” he said.

“In terms of the power of the organ and the sound it will produce, this is one particular experience that no one has encountered yet, at least as far as we know. It’s unknown to the contractor and us,” emphasized Ante Sunjic, a resident of Rogotin.

“I hope that Rogotin will be raised to a much higher tourist level and that we will get a lot with this,” said Marin Glamuzina.

When the works are completed, the Rogotin wind organ will become a tourist attraction, and by all accounts, the first of its kind in the world.

You can check out a video of Tovro hill below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v=CLBSMk-bqlU

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