The subterranean chapel of the Brazi Monastery located in Panciu, the county of Vrancea (eastern Romania) will be rehabilitated with EU funds, within the project named ‘The safeguarding, restoration and sustainable capitalization of the cultural heritage in order to increase the tourist attractiveness of the town of Panciu’, the local city hall reports.
According to a release sent to Agerpres, the project is funded by the European Union through the Regional Operational Program (POR), with the all-in value of the project, taking 18 months, standing at about 2.62 million euros (11.43 million lei).
The project is aimed at boosting the town’s tourist attractiveness by restoring the subterranean chapel of the Brazi Monastery, but also by restoring the Heroes’ Monument 1916-1918. Moreover, the project also aims to draw up a complex tourism marketing strategy in order to promote the cultural and historical identity of Panciu nationwide and worldwide, ‘so that the town becomes attractive for the cultural, historical, ecumenical, religious, educational and leisure tourism.’
The project includes works meant to ease the access to the area and to modernize the access to the monastery, located over the Haulita brook and to upgrade several streets in order to increase the tourist attractiveness of the Brazi Monastery.
Restoring works will also be made at the Heroes’ Monument 1916-1918, located in downtown Panciu.
Following the implementation of the project, the authorities predict the number of tourists to visit Panciu will surge by at least 25 percent.