According to data published by the company Tvrdjava Golubacki grad, in only two and a half months (15 March-31 May) some 14,000 tourists have visited the Fortress of Golubac, a third of which were foreign tourists.

Since the reconstruction, which contributed to development of local trade and hospitality business, “The Jewel of the Danube” has become increasingly popular among tourists. The EU contributed to all of this by supporting the reconstruction of the 14th century cultural monument.

The EU supported the reconstruction with EUR6.5 million as well as the relocation of traffic and the construction of ring road and visitor’s centre. The reconstruction ran from September 2014 to May 2016 and has been done within a broader project “Socio-economic development of the Danube Serbia region” worth EUR19.5 million funded by the EU and implemented and co-funded by the Austrian Development Agency.

Apart from the reconstruction, the funds have been used to construct a new water supply network in Veliko Gradiste and fund another 17 smaller-scale projects which helped to increase the tourist supply of the Danube region and create more than 2000 new jobs in the municipalities across the region. All of this opened up new opportunities for progress and a chance for a better life in the region, home to 1.6 million people.

The reconstruction of Golubac Fortress is the first success story promoted within the campaign EU4Serbia spearheaded by the EU Delegation to Serbia and the EU Info Centre with a goal of bringing the citizens of Serbia closer to Serbia-EU cooperation and its outcomes and allow them to see scenes from life which, thanks to tremendous EU assistance among other things, is changing for the better.

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