TOGETHER: Common cultural and historical heritage beyond the borders

Project code:CB005.1.21.139
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:2.1. Increasing the touristic attractiveness of the cross-border area through better utilisation of natural, cultural and historical heritage and related infrastructure
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:24
Project final contract amount:486735.54 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.03.2019
Project intervention field:094 Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets
Project summary:

The project aims at increasing the tourist attractiveness and improving the capacity in the field of culture and tourism in the cross-border region through large investments in vital improvements of two key tourist sites, namely Aquae Calidae-Therma, Bulgaria and Rock monastery St.Nicolas - Kıyıköy, Turkey.

The main project activities include preservation, protection and creating accessible to visitors tourist infrastructure to archaeological excavations at the medieval fortress "Aquae Calidqae Therma" near Burgas, Bulgaria and the construction of inlet time with associated facilities - sidewalks, parking and street lighting to the cut into the Rock Monastery "St. Nicholas" in Kaikyoy, Turkey.  The project envisages also restoration works, creation of tourist infrastructure and digitization of cultural valuables by establishing information and communication technologies. For the purposes of theproject, it will be purchased a device for 3D scanning, server, storage and processing of data and two information pavilion for the access points to the base in the Regional Historical Museum in Burgas and at "Aquae Calidae Therma". A conference with the participation of experts in archeology, conservation and restoration on the management of cultural heritage and promotion of its tourist value will be held.

The implementation of the project will lead to creation of a joint tourist product for the purposes of cross border co-operation, to promotion of the target area as a common tourist destination and to improvement of the access to cultural and historical landmarks.

The Book "Aquae Calidae - the favourite baths of emperors, tsars and sultans" is available HERE.



Leading partner
Regional historical museum Burgas
Kirklareli District Directorate of Culture and Tourism