In the preparation of applications for the project of restoration and valorization of the historic core of Split worth almost 24 million kuna
Over HRK 7 million will be invested in the renovation and equipping of the Old Town Hall, more than HRK 2 million in the renovation and equipping of the Split City Museum, and over HRK 5 million in the southeast tower with its premises in Lukačićeva 5 and part of the eastern wall of the Palace. HRK 3 million are earmarked for the production of modern presentation exhibits. The Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds has published a Call for Proposals in the procedure of direct award of grants to the City of Split for the project “Palace of Life – City of Changes; Integrated program for the development of the visitor infrastructure of the old town with Diocletian’s Palace “. The project is based on the restoration, valorization, presentation and improvement of the management of the UNESCO site of the historic center of Split with Diocletian’s Palace, including individually protected immovable cultural property, the Old Town Hall, and buildings located within the protected historical ensemble – Split Museum and Southeast Tower Diocletian’s Palace with the associated depots of the City Museum in the building at Lukačićeva 5 and the exit to the southern part of the eastern wall of the palace. The purpose of the project is to use an integrated approach to put these locations in the function of sustainable development of the local community and to present Split as a city of layered and living cultural heritage. The project holder is the City of Split, the partners are the Tourist Board of the City of Split and the Museum of the City of Split, and the total estimated value is HRK 23,8 million, of which HRK 18,2 million of available grants from the European Union. The investments envisaged by the project include conservation-restoration and construction works and equipping of the mentioned facilities, as well as the establishment of modern exhibitions that will present the layered history and development of Split. The project will also, in accordance with the requirements of the call and indicators of the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion, contribute to increasing the number of domestic and foreign visitors to newly renovated cultural heritage sites and consequently contribute to the development of Split as a year-round cultural and tourist city. Source / photo: City of Split; Pixabay The Development Agency Split – RaST doo is preparing the application, and preparatory activities, such as public procurement for the execution of works and equipping the Old Town Hall, are already underway.