Fortress of St. Nicholas and officially under the protection of UNESCO!

first_imgYesterday, a ceremony was held at the Šibenik Theater to present the charter on the occasion of the registration of the Fortress of St. Nikola to the UNESCO World Heritage List, and the charter was handed over to the prefect Goran Pauk by the UNESCO Assistant Director for Culture Francesco Bandarin. By the way, in the morning, before the award ceremony, the UNESCO flag and the flag of the Republic of Croatia were ceremoniously placed on the walls of the fortress. “This is a historic moment for Šibenik when we become the only city in Croatia with two UNESCO monuments. Next to the Cathedral of St. Jakov, the fortress of St. Nikola is the pearl of our historical and cultural heritage, which we are infinitely proud of, and at the same time it will be the last restored Šibenik fort. Our fortresses are the generators of the future of this city. We believe that this legacy of our ancestors, once the defensive shield of the city, will bring new value and recognition in the world to Šibenik in the future.”, Said Mayor Zeljko Buric and thanked everyone who worked on the project.UNESCO Assistant Director for Culture Francesco Bandarin expressed his enthusiasm, stating that the fortress of St. Nikola is the most beautiful fortress he has ever seen and he singled out the world’s metropolises that have more than one UNESCO monument London, Berlin, Beijing, and among them is now Šibenik. “By entering the imposing fortress of St. Nikola on the World Heritage List, little Šibenik found itself in the company of large and few cities that have as many as two UNESCO monuments and I congratulate you on that. I must say that the fortress of St. Nikola is one of the most beautiful fortresses I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot of them in my work. ”, said UNESCO Assistant Director for Culture, Francesco Bandarin.Mayor Goran Pauk pointed out that they were extremely proud of the proclamation in Krakow at the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in July this year. He reminded that for the previous works on the fortress of St. HRK 1,5 million was allocated to Nikola, while HRK 500 thousand was invested in the preparation of documentation.last_img read more