Integrated program ''Civitas Sacra'' – Civitas Sacra
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Name of the project:

Integrated program ”Civitas Sacra” – promotion of the Šibenik tourist offer based on the valorisation of the cultural heritage of the cathedral of St James and the Galbiani Palace.

Applicant:

Diocese of Šibenik

Partners:

City of Šibenik; Tourist Board of the City of Šibenik, Mihovil d.o.o.

 

The general goal

The general goal of the Development Project Civitas Sacra Integrated program, based on the reconstruction of the cultural heritage of the cathedral of St James and Galbiani Palace is with Integrated Civitas Sacra program based on the cultural heritage of the cathedral of St James and Galbians Palace contribute to the development of the economy of the city of Sibenik and Šibenik Knin County with the aim of improving tourist offer, season extension and employment in tourist and cultural activities. Branding the Šibenik city center program as a tourist destination will result in an increase in the number of visitor arrivals which will result in new employment, opening of new MSPs and generally increasing tourism revenues.

 

The specific goal

The specific goal of the project is to develop and brand an integrated program based on the UNESCO monuments of the cathedral of St James and Galbiani Palace with its attractive tourist and cultural content.

Specifically, the implementation of the project will reconstruct and modernize the Galbiani Palace with an improved and constructed system of quality and efficient management of cultural heritage through the use of culture and tourism as a synergistic factor for growth and promotion of the local economy. Furthermore, the project will valorize the significance of the cultural monument of the cathedral of St James and it will achieve the goal of preserving the status of protected UNESCO cultural heritage that is endangered due to the lack of a Visitor Center. According to the management plan, it will be developed an efficient and financially sustainable management system s for the so important cultural heritage.

The joint action of all the activities elaborated in the following points will provide a basis for the improvement of tourism and economic progress of the City of Šibenik, and according to the projected scenario the integrated Civitas Sacra program will be the trigger for the opening of numerous tourist and cultural-motivated MSPs within the wider tourist destination (Šibenik).

 

Short description of the project

The Civitas Sacra Integrated Program is based on the cultural heritage of the cathedral of St James and the Galbiani palace in Šibenik city centre – The project reconstructs and modernizes the Galbiani Palace, and within it an interpretation centre a multimedia centre and souvenir shop are being equipped, the interpretation centre being devoted to the UNESCO monument of the Cathedral of St James. Also, the cathedral of St James is equipped with presentation equipment, info desk and benches. In the vicinity of the cathedral, an Internet presentation centre with Wi-Fi hotspot is being built. Furthermore, a children’s playground near the cathedral is also being equipped. The Project partner is equipping a restaurant on the upper two floors of the Galbiani Palace by using De minimis support.

Objectives and expected results of the project:

Summary of the main results
– Number of reconstructed cultural goods (2 immovable, 11 movable)
– Number of new employees – 8 directly employed
– Increase of tourist indices – Increase of overnight stays – 4.03%, duration of tourist season
6.74%, cultural content (6), tourist content (6), newly directly employed in tourism sector (4)

The total value of the project and the amount co-financed by the EU:

The total value of the investment is 36,380,859.94 kn.
The portion secured from the European Regional Development Fund is 30,911,970.68 kn.
Project Implementation Period:
Implementation of the project starts on 15.09.2016.
The deadline for completion of the project implementation is 15.03.2019.

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