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Šibenik

A Significant Cultural Center in Northern Dalmatia

Šibenik is a significant cultural center of northern Dalmatia. Located at the mouth of the Krka river, thanks to its location has good transport links with the rest of Croatia. Šibenik was first mentioned back in 1066th year, but experienced a boom in the 15th and 16 century as an important military and strategic center. Protected by a natural bay, it has been strengthened by raising the imposing fortress: fort st. Nicholas (16th century), St. Michael (15.-18.st.) vol. Ivan (17th century) and Šubićevac (17th century). Historic core, and urban landscapes are well preserved, with many attractive views that attract primarily lovers of art and history. Šibenik's most famous monument is the Cathedral of St. James, the pride of the whole Croatian architectural heritage, and it is included on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Highlights

  • St. James cathedral
  • St. Nicholas fortress
  • Nearby Krka National Park
  • Šibenik International Children's Festival
  • The Šibenik City Museum
 

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