Integrated program Tourism Valorisation of the Representative Monuments of Rijeka’s Industrial Heritage is concerned with renovation and putting into operation two representative monuments of Rijeka’s industrial heritage. These are motor vessel Galeb and the Sugar Refinery Palace, part of the former industrial block Rikard Benčić, both of which are protected monuments of culture of the Republic of Croatia. Essentially, the program focuses on a new cultural and touristic interpretation of the city’s history and its cultural heritage. It involves the creation of a new cultural and tourist route, as well as scientific, educational and promotional activities that promote the project and raise interest of the wider public in the cultural heritage.
After the reconstruction and furnishing, the Sugar Refinery Palace and Galeb will have a total of 9,524.9 m2 designated for various cultural and commercial purposes. These two facilities will be used as the sites of permanent and temporary exhibitions, creative workshops, art performances, summer film shows, thematic conferences. In addition, it will offer accommodation spaces for the visitors and provide a number of commercial services directly related to cultural heritage.
The program is part of the key strategic documents of the applicant and its partners. It is estimated to last 36 months.