The annual Open Monument Days (heritage days) attracted 950,000 visitors throughout the country this past weekend. The organisation blamed the the rainy weather on the lower than usual visitor numbers.
Some 4,000 listed and historically-important buildings opened their doors over the weekend to welcome visitors free-of-charge. The organisors said there were more families with young children, tourists and expats joining the tour this year.
Open Monument Days has evolved into one of the country’s largest cultural events over the past 30 years. It is part of European Heritage Days in which 50 countries participate.