The project Renovation of Ľubovňa Castle (NKP 975 Vs) – Reconstruction of the North-east Wall and 3rd Courtyard benefits from a more than 850 000 € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway throuht the EEA Grants. The project has been co-financed from the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 130 000 €. 

The aim of the project is the reconstruction and restoration of the emergency condition of the northeastern wall of the Ľubovňa castle. One of the main activities is the rescue and presentation of the archeological site of military barracks from the 17th century, which were discovered near the wall. At present, the wall and an important archeological site are still object of extensive destruction. The project will make it possible to present historic military barracks in the form of a permanent exhibition using modern digital technologies. Furthermore, the presentation of the well/tank and cultivation of the III. castle courtyard. Part of the project is the creation of a falconry yard connected with the presentation of the art of birds of prey and their use for AVES therapy. In the field of tourism development, the project includes a presentation of period castle crafts. The project partners are: Vardo Museum in Norway, Elementary School and Kindergarten in Štiavnické Bane and the Civic Association Friends of Ľubovňa Castle. 

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