Šibenik

 

Šibenik is the oldest Croatian town in the Adriatic, and it is located in the best sheltered natural harbor.  With its three fortresses that are virtually in the center of the town, it is unique in Europe and world over. The Cathedral of Saint James dating back to 15th and 16th century is the most valuable monument, and it has been inscribed on UNESCO World heritage list. The Town Hall, located on the Square of the Republic of Croatia, is one of the most beautiful Šibenik Renaissance buildings. In front of the town hall the International Children’s Festival takes place. Rector’s Palace is a part of the defense system from the Middle Ages, where the rector dwelled, and today there we find The City Museum, near The Bishop’s Palace and the Four Wells Square, with 15th century water tanks, often the venue of many exhibitions. Šibenik area boasts 24 churches, 6 monasteries and 4 fortresses.

The most famous ones are the Church of St John, the Church of St Krštevan, St. Francis Monastery and St. Barbara Church. You can visit the Mediterranean garden of St. Lawrence Monastery, the only of its kind in Croatia. The patron saint of the city is St. Michael, and in his honor every year there is a medieval fair that enables the visitors to go back to the times when Šibenik Cathedral was being built. Šibenik is the capital of Šibenik-Knin County, and its cultural, educational, administrative and economic center. Šibenik Bridge will offer you a chance to do bungee jumping.  

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