On November 24th each year citizens of Zadar celebrate the city day as well as their patron – Saint Chrisogonus. As part of this year’s celebration and after months of reconstruction works, a promenade on Zadar fortification was opened for visitors!
The reconstruction of the promenade in length of 750 meters was done as part of City of Zadar’s implementation of the EU project “ZADAR BAŠTINI (en. From Zadar to its heritage) – Integrated cultural program of the city of Zadar” started 14 months ago which, besides the promenade, includes restoration of the Governor’s palace in the city centre. The project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Operational programme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020 (OPCC) with more than € 8 million allocation.
One of the project’s goals is to transform the road on the city walls into promenade for walks and encounters of locals and their guests. This significant work of regulation and revitalisation of the city walls is now completed and the promenade is open for visitors.
The planned ceremonial program was postponed due to current epidemiological conditions. Still a small formal gathering was held. The mayor of the City of Zadar, with guests and associates, introduced a new promenade to media and public. The President of the City Council – Mr. Zvonimir Vrančić, representative of Minister of Culture and Media – Mr. Igor Miletić and Minister of Regional Development and European Union funds – Mrs. Nataša Tramišak also attended the opening.
For this occasion, two exhibitions are prepared and the citizens of Zadar will be able to enjoy them during a stroll around the promenade. On the bastion of St. Rocco, the exhibition of photographs by the famous Zadar photographer – Ante Brkan – called “Intra-muros” was set up by the Gallery of Fine arts of the National Museum Zadar. The other exhibition called “Results of archaeological surveillance and research of city walls before the restoration project” was set up by the Archaeology Department at the University of Zadar and company Archeologist.
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