The list of rebuilding and preservation projects accomplished by the Society is long – the Society was involved with restoring the Dubrovnik and Ston city walls, Fort Sokol, the old bell tower Luža, the opening mechanism of the Ploče gate, the Revelin pre-wall, the Lovrjenac Tower, the seat of the Confraternity of the Rosary and the Kaše jetty, as well as with archeological work on the Sveti Petar Stari church, extensive removal of the so-called „Russian house“ (adjacent to the Revelin Tower), lobbying for reconstruction of the old City Hall, restoration of the Big and Small Onofrio’s Fountain and other city fountains, maintenance of various street elements (stone pavement, lanterns, railing etc.), and is trusted with maintenance of Orland’s sward!
Those are just the most interesting of the many successfully accomplished tasks the Society prides on, evidence of its efficiency, competence and potential and proof that one visionary idea and one great leader like Lukša Beritić guding a group of entusiasts can inspire the public to cherish and preserve their cultural heritage. The Society is also proud to be financially independent from the state, being solely financed by fees collected from visitors – every monument finances itself, so to speak. Every member of the Society can suggest tasks to accomplish, reporting damage to the monuments. In the past sixty years the Society has built an impeccable reputation thanks to its many volunteers, dedication, care and diligent work. Our experts co-operate with several conservation instuitutes and the society is also active in publishing, and is held in high regard by the public it serves. In the aftermath of the devastation the city of Dubrovnik suffered in the Croatian War of Independence in the 1990s the Society confirmed its competence and importance, reaffirming the confidence of the public in its volunteers and experts who helped repair the damage caused by mindless violence, healing the wounds inflicted to the city’s most valuable monuments relatively fast.
U Slanom je, od 1399. godine, kada je to mjesto ušlo u sastav Dubrovačke Republike, stolovao knez, a Knežev dvor pregrađen je u 19. stoljeću Knežev dvor u Slanome pokraj Dubrovnika, koji je Društvo prijatelja dubrovačke starine kupilo 2014. godine i od tada obnavljalo kroz projekt vrijedan 15 milijuna kuna, u subotu navečer svečano je otvorila ministrica kulture Nina Obuljen Koržinek. Obuljen Koržinek je istaknula kako je jedna vizionarska ideja širenja obuhvata onoga čime se Društvo prijatelja dubrovačke starine bavi …Read more