Location of the initiative:
BULGARIA - 8230, Nessebar
Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations:
Time span of the initiative:
Brief description of the initiative:
The project includes three sites in the Ancient city of Nessebar: “Conservation, restoration and socialization of „St. John the Baptist church”; “Conservation, restoration and socialization of „St. Paraskeva church” and “Specialized scheme for development of cultural tourist route “Road of spirit”, fragment from the church St. John the Baptist to the churches of St. Paraskeva and St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Nessebar.
Objectives of the initiative:
Overall objective: increasing the potential for regional tourism development and marketing of sustainable, diversified, specific tourist products with higher added value and the consequent increase in the sector's contribution to sustainable regional development in South-Eastern Planning Region. The main objective of the project is development of competitive tourist attractions in Nessebar municipality, based on the cultural heritage of the area. The project "Faith in Nessebar" aims to preserve and enhance the attractiveness of the cultural monuments in "Ancient Nessebar" and includes the development of a new system of visual information, repair and restoration works, development of surrounding areas and approaches. Following the implementation of the project Nessebar starts incorporated cultural and pilgrimage tourism in the traditionally developed in the region holiday tourism.
Brief assessment of the initiative’s results:
As part of the grant contract were restored and socialized two churches : "St. Paraskeva "and" St. John the Baptist " and their surrounding space and the surrounding area of the church " St. Spas " . There is an 320 -meter race from the prescribed "spiritual path " and it starts from the church "St. John the Baptist " to " St. Paraskeva "and" St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel . The project implementation puts a new emphasis in the formation of tourist product outside high season, turning Nessebar at an attractive place for cultural and pilgrimage tourism. The tourism infrastructure and accessibility for people with impaired mobility have been improved