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Three European counties contributed €6 million for Slovak monuments

Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein have contributed about €6 million to reconstruct 13 Slovak monuments within the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, the so-called Norwegian Funds. Slovak Monuments Board General Manager Katarína Kosová told the SITA newswire on November 4 that Slovakia has a cultural heritage that exceeds its economic possibilities.

Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein have contributed about €6 million to reconstruct 13 Slovak monuments within the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, the so-called Norwegian Funds. Slovak Monuments Board General Manager Katarína Kosová told the SITA newswire on November 4 that Slovakia has a cultural heritage that exceeds its economic possibilities.

The amount will be divided among St Elizabeth Cathedral in Košice (almost €442,000); Devín Castle in Bratislava (almost €340,000), neolog synaogue v Žilina (almost €329,000), castle in Holíč (more than €512,000), the Dominican Church in Košice (more than €391,000), Jewish Suburbium in Bardejov (more than €522,000), Carpathian wooden churches (more than €266,000), mansion in Sereď (almost €513,000), Rosenfeld Palace in Žilina (almost €591,000), Modrý Kameň Castle (more than €256,000), ruins of the Parič castle in Trebišov (amount to be specified later), Štiavnické Bane – bastion of town fortification (more than €287,000) and the Budatín castle in Žilina (almost €444,000).

The monuments were selected based on an open call announced by the end of January 2014.

Visitor access to upper levels of Devín Castle that features attractive scenic outlook will be restored, as Bratislava acquired €339,770 from the Norwegian Funds for a reconstruction project. The upper castle slated to be reconstructed by the end of April 2016, the TASR newswire wrote on November 4.

Bratislava also found itself among 13 successful projects. “The capital contributes with the sum over €59,000 to the project,” Daniela Rodinová of the Bratislava City Office press department told TASR.

(Source: SITA, TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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