In the new edition of the podcast Homo Turisticus I hosted Goran Barišić Bačelić, director of the Public Institution in Culture Fortress of Culture in Šibenik.
In Croatia, we are constantly talking about potentials, which we certainly have in practically every region, but we can never turn them into tourist products. Especially when we talk about cultural heritage that is waiting to be revitalized and experience a new "youth".
But revitalization alone, however crucial, is not enough, because the work only begins then.
The goal is for heritage to create added value through cultural tourism products, start the economy, be financially self-sustainable (as much as possible), become a tourism product, a platform for developing new stories, etc ... everything they did in Šibenik.
The Fortress of Culture in Šibenik is the best example of how EU funds are used wisely and how to turn it from potential and dead capital into a complete tourist story, ie a cultural tourist product. With the revitalization of Šibenik's fortresses, Šibenik has experienced a new bright perspective, both tourist and economic.