ŠIBENIK

January 31, 2013    

sibenik

Šibenik stands out among the Croatian cities of its unique beauty and position in the central, most picturesque part of the Croatian Adriatic in a wide bay at the mouth of the river Krka.

Its narrow winding streets, stone houses, many staircases and remains of the city walls give Šibenik that romantic Mediterranean atmosphere. Many churches, monasteries, palaces and four forts around the city also testify to the perseverance, sacrifice and faith of generations of people of Šibenik.

The rich cultural and historical heritage of the city is evident in the impressive cathedral of St. James, built by renowned architect George Dalmatian. It was built entirely of stone for a period of more than a hundred years, and its unique design  was brave and unusual for that time, and is the only such facility in Europe. Today it is under the protection of UNESCO.

In front of Šibenik is a beautiful archipelago that consists of 242 islands, islets, reefs and rocks with only ten villages. The most famous among them are Zlarin – coral diver’s island, Krapanj – sponger’s island and Prvić, residences of noblemen from Šibenik.

On the other hand, the hinterland hides five rivers, three large and ten smaller lakes, five mountains, one national park, two nature parks and eight waterfalls.

All this makes the beautiful Mediterranean city of Šibenik, which in any case is worth a visit.

 

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