Agios Nikolaos Church Ruins - Zsambek Duomo di Lecce Duomo in Teramo Golia Monastery St. Stephen Nessebar Medjugorie Monastery Olivetani Monastery Voronet Monte Varallo Ptujska Gora Rasca Monastery St. Matthias church

Agios Nikolaos

Crete (Greece) - The monastery of Saint Nicholas, part of the Holy Abbey of Vatopedi in Agios Oros (Holy Mountain), constitutes a real decoration for the wide area of Thrace.   Its great religious and historical value, rich Haghioritic heritage and its natural beauty that surrounds it in the natural habitat of Lake Vistonida, render it the pole of attraction for many pilgrims and also visitors.

Church Ruins - Zsambek

Zsámbék (Hungary) - The built of Premonstratensian church begins in 1220. The church was destroyed in 1241 during the Mongolian invasions. Following the destruction, during the reign of Béla IV of Hungary, the church and monastery were rebuilt.An earthquake in 1763 ruined the church once again, It was not reconstructed after.

Duomo di Lecce

Lecce (Italy) - It is located in the homonymous charming square. The Cathedral is dedicated to St. Mary. Assumption and was built for the first time in 1144, a second in 1230, to be completely rebuilt in 1659 in Baroque style, which characterizes the historical center of Lecce, the Lady of the Baroque.

Duomo in Teramo

Teramo (Italy) - The Cathedral of Teramo (1176) comes from the union of two churches and presents two styles: the Romanesque style in the most ancient (twelfth-century) and the Gothic (fourteenth-century) in the most recent part.The two different styles are visible as well as within the facade and bell tower, 48 meters high. The interior is bare and simple: the columns come from ancient pagan temples, vaults have the power of the best things of the Middle Ages.

Golia Monastery

Iasi (Romania) - Located in the middle of the old Moldavian capital and raised on the foundation of the church erected, in the 16th century, by the boyar Ioan Golia, the monastery was rebuilt on a greater scale by Prince Vasile Lupu, between 1650 and 1653, and completed by his son Stefanita. The monastery is surrounded by tall walls, with corner turrets and a 30 m height tower with 120 steps  

St. Stephen Nessebar

Nessebar (Bulgaria) - Dated between 10th or 11th century, it's a Orthodox Church which is now turned into a museum. The building consists of a three-nave basilica with dimensions 12.1 x 9.5 m, and served as the cathedral church of the metropolitan center in the province of Nessebar.  


Medjugorje (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - It is a town located in western Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Herzegovina region around 25 km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. The town is part of the municipality of Citluk. Since 1981, it has become a popular site of religious pilgrimage due to reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local inhabitants.  

Monastery Olivetani

Lecce (Italy) - The former convent of the Olivetani Benedictine monks in Lecce was built probably between 1171 and 1174 for the Benedictine Order, it was modified in the fourteenth century and completed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it has now become home to the Faculty of Cultural Heritage University of Salento.

Monastery Voronet

Bucovina (Romania) - The painted church at the Monastery of Voronet, dates back to 1488, and the reign of Stephen the Great. Often known as the "Sistine Chapel of the East", the frescoes at Voronet feature an intense shade of blue known in Romania as "Voronet blue". "The exterior walls — including a representation of the Last Judgment on the west wall — were painted in 1547.  

Monte Varallo

Vercelli (Italy) - It is an artistic-religious complex with frescoes and sculptures that depict the life of Christ, made between the late 15th and the 18th century. It comprises the Basilica and 45 chapels, populated by more than 800 life size painted statues, in wood and terracotta, that dramatically illustrate the life, passion, death and resurrection of Christ. 

Ptujska Gora

Majsperk (Slovenia) -  Ptujska Gora pilgrimage church represents one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture. The church itself is known as the Church of the Mantled Virgin Mary the Protector and is one of the best known pilgrimage churches in Slovenia. Since the 15th century the church interior was a real treasury of Gothic sculptures, and  the statue of Virgin Mary is the most remarkable with her mantle inviting people to her side.  

Rasca Monastery

Rasca (Romania) - Petru Rares founded Rasca Monastery, convent for monks, in 1542. The external walls have been painted by Stamatello Cotronas (1552) and are enough preserved well on the southern frontage. The Monastery have been declared UNESCO monument.

St. Matthias church

Budapest (Hungary) - Located in Buda’s Castle District, this church (built in 1015) had a Romanesque architecture but then has been  reconstructed into late Gothic style in the second half of the 14th century. It was the second largest church of medieval Buda and the seventh largest church of medieval Hungarian Kingdom. It is officially known as the Church of Our Lady.
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The main aim of RECULTIVATUR is to use the cultural religious tangible and intangible heritage values within the Territories, jointly with local assets, human resources, infrastructures and services, to develop religious tourism opportunities to contribute to the social and economic their growth.

Expected results 

1) A SEE Common Model of Religious Tourism: developed by a systematic capitalization of EU funded projects’ previous results and successful experiences from partners.

2) Set up and implementation of pilot projects into involved partners’ countries with: 

- creation of new local products of religious tourism;
- internationalization and Marketing Promotion of religious tourism new local products in  International Fairs;
- education and Capacity-Building of youngest residents
- awareness raise of stakeholders and local communities.


To achieve the objectives and the result's outcomes interconnected steps carry out.

1st step: Capitalization of previous results and Case Studies, DB collection of Heritages and Stakeholder, realization of a Common Model of Religious Tourism by the assessment of collected Case Studies

2nd step: Development of Religious Tourism Development Agencies, strategies and tasks by the Common Model of Religious Tourism. Pilot project implementation in Romania, Hungary, Greece and Bulgaria.

3rd step: sustainable transnational structure creation, able to guide the Agencies to approach the and operate in the International religious touristic market.




News & Events

RECULTIVATUR final conference: Székesfehérvár 10th of June

Lead Partner of RECULTIVATUR, MID-Pannon Regional Development Company, is organizing the Final Conference of the project.

The event will be held on the 10th of June, at 9.00 in Székesfehérvár (Hungary), at the Hiemer House (8000 Székesfehérvár, Os...

Campli13.12.2013Campli, Italy 13th of December 2013, Regional final conference "Religious Cultural Tourism: factor of growth and development of the territory”.

Verzej10.12.2013Veržej-Slovenia 10th of December 2013, Regional Conference,  organised by the partners Verzej and Lanciano Municipality.

Lecce Italy - 5th December 2013 International meeting on the European Cultural Itinerary: “The Way to Jerusalem: Maritime Cultural and Pilgrimage Routes”, applicant candidate for Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.

International partners of t...

TT Warsaw international Trade FairTT Warsaw international Trade Fair On next 28 - 30th November the project RECULTIVATUR is going to participate in TT Warsaw International Travel Trade Show,  one of the most important trade shows in the Central and Eastern Europe targeted at the t...
Conference at Székesfehérvár 10.13

Introduction of the religious touristic products in Hungary – Conference on the results achieved (17.10.2013)

As part of the ‘Year of Saint Stephan’ implemented during 2013 in Székesfehérvár, the headquarters of LP MIDPAN, a regional dissemination...

Candidacy to Council of Europe

Lecce 30th sept 2013- The cultural routes project “The way to Jerusalem: Maritime, Cultural and Pilgrimage Routes” was stood as a candidate to the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe certification. 

The Way To Jerusalem International Associatio...

The Way to Jerusalem

The International Association "The Way to Jerusalem"- Meeting of Partners, Scientific Committee and Scientific Technical Committee in  Lecce on 7th- 8th  Sept 2013
The partners of the International Association "The Way to Jerusalem" is going to mee...

WORKSHOP in Veszprém, Hungary Internal Workshop in Veszprém, Hungary 13-14 June 2013. The Recultivatur partners attended an internal workshop organised and implemented by the University of Pannonia.
The members of the Consortium analysed and discussed the main activities to ach...

Regional conference in Campli 2013

Campli - Abruzzo- Italy(10th May 2012) – Regional Conference “A journey back in the human history and spirituality in North Abruzzo – a Religious Cultural Tourism project as factor of growth and development of the territory” at the Council Hall of...


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