The completion of the project 'Lazareti - the Creative District of Dubrovnik' was marked with the ceremony last night. This is the first project that is being carried out by the City of Dubrovnik and in which European funds have been invested in the restoration of cultural heritage, it was said during a cultural and artistic program that marked the completion of the reconstruction of the complex.
Congratulating everyone involved in the Lazareti reconstruction project, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic emphasized that the Lazareti, which have been with the city since the mid-17th century, have been beautifully restored as a creative part of the city's rich cultural heritage.
The project "Lazareti - the Creative District of Dubrovnik" was funded from the Operational Program "Competitiveness and Cohesion" and lasted from November 2015 to July 2019. The total value of the project amounted to 33.7 million kuna.
The goal of the project is to improve the management of cultural heritage with the aim of contributing to sustainable development at the local and regional level through the valorization of cultural heritage sites and the expansion of cultural and tourist contents related to the cultural heritage of the City of Dubrovnik.
Three halls of the Lazareti monument complex have been renovated and equipment is needed to carry out numerous new cultural and tourist programs primarily for the locals as well as for tourists. The complex is tailored to the needs of people with disabilities, and due to environmental concerns throughout the Lazareti complex LED lighting is installed and smart benches are installed.
If you want to learn more about the history of Lazareti, click here: Did you know - Before entering the City, it was mandatory to spend time at Lazareti