The blast furnace Barbora in Jince could become one of the greatest tourist attractions in Brdy in future. It is a national technical monument, similar European furnaces are only in Germany and France. The small town Jince is gradually saving the dilapidating Barbora.
In Jince, they are saving a unique blast furnace.
A unique technical monument of the European importance
The charcoal blast furnace Barbora was established by Rudolf Count Vrbna. The construction started in 1805 and it was put into operation five years later.
The used to be blast furnace Barbora in Jince by Pribram was inspected by the Norwegian experts. The municipal council can hope for another donation.
The blast furnace Barbora was visited by two Norwegian experts. „When they saw that in Pribram region they know how to take care of technical monuments, they gave the green light to our project “, RSDr. Josef Hála says.
Norwegian experts came to see a reconstruction of the blast furnace Barbora.
Rescue of a unique historical blast furnace Barbora has been started in Jince. After the reconstruction, the small town would like to use it for the touristic and social development not only of Jince itself but the whole region. At present, the repair of roof and parts of façade is under way. It is financed by means of a donation from the Central Bohemia District.
The small town Jince has got a donation amounting to 2.88 million CZK for the reconstruction of the blast furnace Barbora. The works on its rescue has already started. After the reconstruction, there will be a museum exposition and in the compound a space for summer cultural events.