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St James' Cathedral

St James' Cathedral

The crowning architectural glory of the Dalmatian coast and the undisputed masterpiece of its principal designer, Juraj Dalmatinac, this World Heritage Site is worth a detour to see. It was constructed entirely...

Church in Šibenik

St Francis' Church

The Franciscan monastery's mammoth church dates from the end of the 14th century. It has fine frescoes and an array of Venetian baroque paintings, but the highlight is the painted wooden ceiling, dating from...

Fortress in Šibenik

St Michael's Fortress

Clamber up to the battlements of this large medieval fort for magnificent views – particularly impressive at sunset – over Šibenik, the Krk River and the Adriatic islands. Parts of the fortress date to the 13th...

Museum in Šibenik

Šibenik City Museum

Housed in the 17th-century Rector’s Palace, this well-curated museum focuses on the city and its surrounds. The permanent collection of artefacts dating from prehistory to the end of the Venetian period is split...

Gardens in Šibenik

Medieval Monastery Mediterranean Garden

Designed and completed by award-winning landscape artist Dragutin Kiš, this tiny recreated medieval garden has a formal layout, with herbs and medicinal plants in neat borders between pathways in the shape of a...

Museum in Šibenik

Victory Museum

Also known as the Museum of Victory and Liberation of Dalmatia, this well-presented archive documents the antifascist struggle in Dalmatia. Opened in 2016, and the first museum of its kind in Croatia, its focus...

Church in Šibenik

St John's Church

Dating from the end of the 15th century, this church is a fine example of Gothic-Renaissance architecture, but sadly the interior has mouldering paintwork and a rather unloved feel. It's officially closed to...

Aquarium in Šibenik

Aquarium Terrarium Šibenik

A useful rainy-day diversion for the kids, this little aquarium has a display of local and tropical fish, along with crabs, lobsters, rays, small sharks and the odd (very odd…) octopus.