Project BG161РО001/3.1-03/2010/028 "А journey through time, in time and with time – an intergrated project for the development of natural, cultural and historical attractions and tourism infrastructure in Sliven" is implemented with the financial support of Operative Program "Regional Development" 2007 – 2013, financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund. The total value of the contract grant is 5 035 569,64 lv.
The main objective of the project is the restoration of the cultural and historical monument – the fortress "Tuida"and improvement of the surrounding area and its transformation into a major tourist attraction in the region.
The construction works include the restoration, conservation and exhibition of all details which are found from 1982 until now; construction of a summer theater, an information center, alleys, landscaping, new lights, including lighting of the key elements of the castle, the road and 18 parking places. An additional attraction is the exhibition of medieval equipment and outfit, which is located in the southern part of the fortress. Areas for picnics and recreation are being established.
In addition the project finances activities which promote the newly built attraction and the training of eight animators and guides.