In September 2004 a Project called “Reconstructing up Liskiava Monastery Ensemble and Adjusting it to Tourism“ according to the measure 3.4: "Public Tourism Infrastructure and Services“ was presented to the public institution Lithuanian Business Support Agency. On July 13th, 2006 a triangular agreement among the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania, public institution Lithuanian Business Support Agency and public institution Liskiava Cultural Centre was signed. For the implementation of the Project the sum amounting to 3,8 million Litas both from European Union and Lithuanian Republic budget’s means was given.
During the first years of Project execution more than 1,7 million Litas of support has been received and assimilated. The contractor of construction works in the territory – CSC ,“Silna“ renovated – reconstructed the walls that have been demolished in the Soviet times, built walking paths, newly laid out utility infrastructure foreseen in the Project, installed ornate chandeliers. Using technical engineers‘ decisions the spring beds of the Nemunas slopes which have been ruining not only the slopes, but also the old remaining fence, have been fixed.
A lot of work has been done by the workers in the adjustment of that falling fence. It had to be stretched by the steel ropes, using powerful ferroconcrete panels to stabilise it all. At the Nemunas bank an overgrown pond surviving from Dominican times has been cleaned. In the upper part of the territory the second pond with stone paved banks and newly installed water dam has been handled.
The Project under implementation not only allows to restore the old arched fences, to create wonderful walking paths, sight direction arrows, billboards, to equip the small architecture, replant the trees, shrubs, but also to attract lots of tourists. The latter can already enjoy the beauty and art values of this awesome Lithuanian pearl as well as the territory of this beautiful ensemble. In the summer time from 200 to 300 people daily and during the weekend from 600 to 800 people visit the ensemble. We hope that at the completion of this Project the attendance of tourists will increase even more. Most of tourists come by ship from Druskininkai resort. Those travelling by car or using the services of travel agencies after paying Liskiava architectural ensemble a visit further go on a sightseeing tour to Dzukija national park.
Today we can boldly say that the expectations related to this Project will definitely serve the purpose: the local and incoming tourism will be stimulated, the new workplaces will be created in the region and the Project will be part of the common developing tourism infrastructure of Lithuania; the experience gained during the Project’s implementation will be used in the initiation and implementation of other projects.