Setting of the cultural-historic inheritance of north-west Bulgaria

Setting of the cultural-historic inheritance of north-west Bulgaria

Bulgaria
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The establishment of the Gradeshnitsa monastery is related to a late Roman and early Bulgarian fortress in the Kaleto area that existed until the start of the 11th century and also, to a medieval settlement, known simply as Selishteto that existed until the Second Bulgarian state(12-14th.century) and its necropolis.
Kaleto area is located 700m. to the south of the monastery and it takes place to an ancient castle, which existed by the 11th century. As a result of a archaelogical diggings lots of remains of Byzantine castle, antique monuments, clay slate with the oldest literacy in Europe over 4000 years

Your idea
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Street Address

Milin kamak 4street

City

Gradeshnitsa vilage

State/Province

Vraca region

Postal/Zip Code

3074

Country
Year innovation began

2007

Geotourism Challenge Addressed by Entrant

Quality of tourist experience and benefit to tourists

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Indicate sector in which you principally work

Tourism-related business

Geographic location

Rural.

Plot your innovation within the Mosaic of Solutions
Main barrier addressed

Corporate monolithic approach to tourism

Main insight addressed

Incorporate sustainable practices

Innovation
What is the goal of your innovation?

My main goal is populizing of the Bulgarian monasteries and especially alternative tourism practices

How does your approach support or embody geotourism?

The program i made represents , saves and shows the culture, herritage and history of the bulgarian nationality

Describe your approach in detail. How is it innovative?

Our organization is responsible for finding anf keeping old cultural, herritage and historical exponates , and shows them in museum sociability The Bulgarian monasteries are closely connected to the historical fate of the Bulgarian state and nation. From the very start, monasteries have gained great importance as centres of the Bulgarian literature and culture and have preserved the nation's values during difficult times. Some of the monasteries, which date back to Byzantine times, have played a key role in keeping up the Bulgarians' spirit and self-consciousness during 5 centuries of Ottoman domination. Others were built in the late 20th century in the place of destroyed cloisters in order to restore past glory and respond to the religious needs of local people. Due to Ottoman invasions or merely to the course of time, only few of the still-functioning monasteries keep their original architecture and interior of the buildings. Nevertheless, the visit of each one of them leaves a lasting memory and a deep impression. Innovation is to make bulgarians more popular as being spiritual places as well as places for tourism and rest.

What types of partnerships or professional development would be most beneficial in spreading your innovation?

I find it most beneficial if we have partnerships with touroperators from all around the world, so that other countries will be informes of the Bulgarian way and style of life in historical way

Impact
In one sentence describe what kind of impact, change, or reform your approach is intended to achieve.

We aim for development of alternative tourism, while keeping harmony inbetween nature, history and modernization/globalization of the tourist services and goods

Describe the degree of success of your approach to date. Clearly define how you measure quantitative and qualitative impact in terms of how your approach contributes to the sustainability or enhancement of local culture, environment, heritage, or aesthetics? How does your approach minimize negative impacts? 200 words or less

Up untl this moment, our museum sociaility includes:A maidenlike bracelet from the middle age;The gospel from 1723 year;A silver consel from 16-17th.century;Victoria cross of 18th.century.,e.t.c
Interest of the local people is higher and they have higher wish to assist us with contributing their own stuff as well as to visit and see our museum

How does your program promote traveler enthusiasm, satisfaction, and engagement with the locale?

Apart fron the museum, the tourists can also enjoy the monastery "St Joan Prekursor" tourists, as well as the nature, lake, etc. This is a place where you can see both the spirit of the midterms as well as the empathy.

In what ways are local residents actively involved in your innovation, including participation and community input? How has the community responded to or benefited from your approach?

The local reidents contribute with their own subjects that can be interesting for the others . All people from the lcation are happy to have this "museum" in their location as they find it enjoyable and interesting

Describe how your innovation helps travelers and local residents better understand the value of the area’s cultural and natural heritage, and educates them on local environmental issues. How do you motivate them to act responsibly in their future travel decisions?

What we show and offer is closely connected with the cultural and historical herritage, which is very close to the way of living of the modern people

Sustainability
Is your initiative financially and organizationally sustainable? If not, what is required to make it so? What is the potential demand for your innovation?

Yes, the initiative is financially sustainable. My potential demands are to give correct hisorical knowledges for the different times

How is your initiative currently financed? If available, provide information on your finances and organization that could help others. Please list: Annual budget, annual revenue generated, size of part-time, full-time and volunteer staff.

My innovation is being sponsored by our organization;
Annual budge is a company policy ; full time workers- 3 persons; Part time- 1 ; Volunteers are all local people, who appreciate Bulgarian history

What is your plan to expand your approach? Please indicate where/how you would like to grow or enhance your innovation, or have others do so.

My desire and plan is the place to be visited by as many people as posible, so that they will be aware of their historical herritage . Our organization desires to write a book, related to the historical and cultural past of he region

What are the main barriers you encounter in managing, implementing, or replicating your innovation? What barriers keep your program from having greater impact?

The main barrier is connected with collecting all the exponates as well as finding the exact date they've been created and found

The Story
What is the origin of your innovation? Tell your story.

In Bulgaria, there are 600 monasteries, as it is not only some of them that are acting.Some impose on the visitor with their unique design, others - with their valuable icons and masterly wall paintings, third - with their location in most beautiful and wild parts of the country. That's why my desire is these obects to be more popular, so that more people can enjoy these places with this unbelievable spirit.

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My name is Vesela Hadjiiska, 26 yrs old. I am a manager of Hollyland as well as manager PR and marketing of a company that produces milk products.

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The establishment of the Gradeshnitsa monastery is related to a late Roman and early Bulgarian fortress in the Kaleto area that existed until the start of the 11th century and also, to a medieval settlement, known simply as Selishteto that existed until the Second Bulgarian state(12-14th.century) and its necropolis.
Kaleto area is located 700m. to the south of the monastery and it takes place to an ancient castle, which existed by the 11th century. As a result of a archaelogical diggings lots of remains of Byzantine castle, antique monuments, clay slate with the oldest literacy in Europe over 4000 years