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Natural & cutural heritage » Historic city cores | Šibenik « Northern Dalmatia « Croatia

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Šibenik, the pearl of the Croatian Adriatic, is located near the Krka River estuary, on a picturesque part of the eastern Adriatic coast.

Šibenik, view from the Tanaj Viewpoint

Šibenik, view from the Tanaj Viewpoint

ABOUT ŠIBENIK

Šibenik was first mentioned on Christmas 1066 (Charter of King Petar Krešimir IV). After the ruling of the Croatian kings (and Croatian-Hungarian kings) and temporary ruling of Venice, in the 15th century it was under the 400 year long rule of Venice. From that time the most important cultural and historical monument in Šibenik originates – Šibenik's St James’ Cathedral. In 1797, Šibenik fell under the Hapsburg Monarchy (noting also the short term rule of France under Napoleon) where it remained until 1918. The City of Šibenik and its surroundings made significant sacrifices during the recent war, starting from the first day in 1991. The people of Šibenik took over the artillery on Žirje and Zečevo near Rogoznica in September 1991, defending the city and surroundings in that way, and winning the first victory of the Croatian army when the Yugoslav army and četnici had been defeated and forced 15 kilometers from the city. In defending Šibenik most sacrifices were made by volunteers, many of whom gave their life. (Source: Wikipedia)

AMENITIES

The rich cultural and historical heritage of the city is represented by St. James' Cathedral (now under UNESCO protection), a number of churches, convents, palaces and four fortifications that "frame" the city and, at the same time, witness the persistence, sacrifice and the faith of many Šibenik generations (Saint Nicholas, Saint Michael, Saint John and Šubićevac' fortress). Šibenik is also a city of culture; it hosts the only existing International Children's Festival and the traditional event Nights of the Dalmatian Chanson. In the vicinity of the city are two national parks – Krka and Kornati with their breathtaking scenery.

GETTING THERE

The location of St. James' Cathedral which is in the center of Šibenik is marked on the Google map. To visit the center, it is best to park on the crossroads of the streets King Zvonimir and Vladimir Nazor. It is also possible to park by the sea, on the streets Obala palih omladinaca and Obala hrvatske mornarice.

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Šibenik, Centre, St. James' Cathedral

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