The Dubrovnik Cable Car, which was built back in 1969, is a popular tourist attraction, giving tourists the chance to enjoy panoramic views of the city.
Now Ston, the destination famous for being home to the second longest preserved fortification system in the world and the longest in Europe, will be the second destination in Dalmatia to boast this tourist attraction.
At the session just before Christmas of the Municipal Council of Ston, the budget was adopted, and many projects being prepared, which would be financed from European Union funds, were announced, Dubrovnik Press reported.
One of them is the cable car which will go to Podzvizd hill. The realisation of this project would provide Ston with what is one of the main tourist attractions in Dubrovnik – a cable car.
The cable car will be managed by the Municipality, and when it is implemented, it will have a very positive impact on the budget revenues of the Municipality of Ston.
At the moment tourists flock to Pelješac peninsula destination to visit the Walls of Ston, which were built in 1333 when Ston became a part of the Republic of Dubrovnik.
Their purpose was to defend the Republic and the peninsula and is considered one of the best planned and best structured cities in Europe. The Walls of Ston were a massive architecture and construction feat. Originally 7,000-meters long, they consist of several parts; the Ston city walls, the Mali Ston city walls and the Big wall with its three forts.
The walls were last used in the 19th century for defense of the city and salt pans, and today they are a priceless monument of immense architectural and cultural value.
The cable car will provide impressive panoramic views of the Walls, as well as the salt pans which are the oldest in Europe and the largest preserved ones in the Mediterranean.