Today, the Franciscan Monastery of Vukovar presented the project “Integration of the cultural and historical heritage of the Franciscan monastery Vukovar into the tourist offer of the city of Vukovar ” which will open new tourist and educational potentials of the city of Vukovar and the entire Vukovar-Srijem County through investments in the restoration and revitalization of cultural assets within the Franciscan Monastery.The project Integration of Cultural and Historical Heritage of the Franciscan Monastery Vukovar into the Tourist Offer of the City of Vukovar, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of the City of Vukovar, will restore and preserve one immovable cultural property Franciscan Monastery Vukovar and four movable cultural goods ( 3 collections of books comprising books from the 1th, XNUMXth, XNUMXth centuries and registers and XNUMX collection of monastery inventories).The Guardian of the Franciscan Monastery Vukovar, Fr. Ivica Jagodić, pointed out on this occasion: “Since its founding in 1723, the Franciscan monastery has been and remains a hotbed of religion, education and culture and a guardian of the Croatian language and identity. Despite numerous occupations and weather uncertainties, the Franciscans managed to preserve cultural and artistic treasures, and the complexity and integrity of the heritage of the Franciscan monastery is one of the most valuable monuments of continental Croatia and is registered as a cultural monument of high A (I) category. Thanks to the project Integration of Cultural and Historical Heritage of the Franciscan Monastery Vukovar into the Tourist Offer of the City of Vukovar, whose implementation was contributed by key stakeholders and partners – the City of Vukovar, Vukovar-Srijem County, Vukovar Tourist Board, Vukovar City Museum , the city of Vukovar will show its richest treasury of treasures, while the Franciscan monastery with the already dedicated church of St. Philip and James to take on a new dimension that is reflected in the rich cultural heritage.”In addition, by the end of the year, the Franciscan Museum will house the Franciscan Museum, which will show the rich cultural and artistic heritage preserved in the monastery’s architectural habitus, while the reconstruction and arrangement of the attic will create adequate space for scientific and educational activities and adequate care. Marko Kurolt. Last but not least, the unused cellar of the Franciscan monastery will be replaced by a wine shop and souvenir shop where designed souvenirs and museum brochures will be available, as well as souvenirs and other products of local producers (winemakers, souvenir crafts, beekeepers, etc.). good monasteries provide additional, market value.