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Šibenik is city located on the Croatian coast some 80 km north of Split. As it is positioned in the deep bay, it is one of the most naturally protected harbors on the Adriatic coast.
Sibenik is the city less known to tourist than Dubrovnik and Split, although it has it’s own personality and some great things to see and enjoy. The atmosphere in Sibenik is youthful and lively. Little streets lead to attractive squares where modern shop windows unite really nice with the fine and stylish architecture of the vanished centuries.
One of the things not to be missed in Sibenik is Sibenik’s cathedral – Cathedral Sveti Jakov, built back to 1434, is an important architectural Renaissance building in Croatia that is listed by Unesco World Heritage. The cathedral lies just underneath the fortress walls of the town in the old area of Sibenik .
This cathedral was built by of lime stone and marble from the stone mason’s Island of Brac in Croatia. The building itself was supervised by Juraj Dalmatinac and Nikola Firentinac, famous stone masters from Croatia.
Sibenik’s cathedral is one of the marvels of the Dalmatian Coast, not to be missed as well as the town hall, the churches of St. Barbara and St. Fran and many town squares, palaces, fortresses and other churches which are spread throughout the city.
The most popular cultural events in Sibenik is the International Child’s Festival (last week in June and first week in July), the Summer Organ School (in the second half of August) and the Šibenik Summer. The Day of St. James (25th of July), the patron saint of the city, is festively commemorated too.
Sibenik archipelago is the area of Adriatic aquatorium in vicinity of Šibenik which consist of about 250 islands stretching along the coast over the area of about 160 square kilometers. Although this is a pretty large number of islands, only six of them are permanently populated with total of just about 7.5 thousands people. Due to its scarce population, Šibenik Archipelago is popular to visit among people who seek isolation and beautiful, untouched nature
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