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#1 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: National Parks
Owner description: Krka National Park encompasses the area along the course of the Krka River, which flows through a picturesque canyon for over... more » Owner description: Krka National Park encompasses the area along the course of the Krka River, which flows through a picturesque canyon for over 75 km and creates roaring waterfalls. There are also two remarkable cultural monuments within the park: the Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac and the Krka monastery. Visovac Island stands in the middle of a lake-like expansion of the Krka River, making a harmonious coupling of natural and historical heritage. « less
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#2 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Historic Sites
Authentic & traditional experience in the heart of Dalmatia
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#3 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Owner description: Aquarium Sibenik is a unique experience of the sea-life for the whole family. Children, parents, grandmothers and... more » Owner description: Aquarium Sibenik is a unique experience of the sea-life for the whole family. Children, parents, grandmothers and grandfathers, will gain an unforgettable fun and educational experience. It is located in a traditional Dalmatian stone house in the old town, just 50 meters from the cathedral of St. James. There is 20 aquariums with Adriatic and tropical fish and plants divided in three areas on 200 m2. Every aquarium has LED monitor with information about the aquarium inhabitants as well as some interesting facts about the sea and sea life in general.The most attractive among them is the pool volume 7000 with shark and other attractive species. Another interesting tank is a 3 meter boat where you can see fish, snails, sea stars and other residents of the Adriatic shoal. The adverse effects of man on the marine life, visitors will be able to educate the "anti tank" - a space filled with waste found on the seabed, and information about the consequences of irresponsible behavior of man towards the sea. In the aquarium gift shop is where you can buy authentic souvenirs that are theme related to sea and Dalmatia, and they were made in large part to local artists. The entire area is painted with air brush technique in a way that simulates a submarine, so the visitors have the impression that they are underwater. « less
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#4 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Religious Sites
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#6 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#7 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Architectural Buildings
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#8 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Owner description: This locality was protected in 1974. The protected landscape of the Channel-Harbour encompasses the area from the Sibenik... more » Owner description: This locality was protected in 1974. The protected landscape of the Channel-Harbour encompasses the area from the Sibenik Bridge to the end of the Channel of St. Anthony, more precisely to the fortress of St. Nicholas with the accompanying surrounding sea area. No one has yet passed through the Channel of St. Anthony without experiencing awe at this rare sight of beauty. On the Sibenik side, at the start of the channel, stand the rules of old towers erected during the 16th century. « less
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#9 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
Owner description: Visovac is a little island owned by the Catholic Church, situated in the area of the lower flow of the river Krka between two... more » Owner description: Visovac is a little island owned by the Catholic Church, situated in the area of the lower flow of the river Krka between two waterfalls in Krka National Park - the Roski waterfall and Skradinski buk. Prior to human habitation of the island, it was only a "White rock" in the middle of the lake. It got today's shape thanks to the work of the priests that brought the land to the shallow water and separated it from the water with a wall, so the island with its vegetation became a "little paradise". « less
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#10 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: St. Michael's fortress is situated on a hill, 70 m above sea level. White trimmed stone was used for its construction, which... more » Owner description: St. Michael's fortress is situated on a hill, 70 m above sea level. White trimmed stone was used for its construction, which lasted from the 15th up to the 17th century. It covers about 2600 m2. During archaeological excavations, architectural remains and plenty of culture-historical artefacts from the times of the Venetian rule were found, but also the rests of the material culture from the Iron Age, which proves that the Croats built the fortress on the site of an ancient Illyrian town. « less
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#11 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: The church of St. Barbara is a monument of gothic architecture. It is a single-naved church. The building of the church... more » Owner description: The church of St. Barbara is a monument of gothic architecture. It is a single-naved church. The building of the church started at about 1400. Above the main entrance there is a gothic niche with a sculpture of St. Nicholas, the work of the Italian artist Bonino from Milan. Today there is a little museum in the church of St. Barbara, housing some very important art works from the period between the 14th and the 17th century. « less
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#12 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Owner description: St. Nicholas' fortress is situated at the entrance to St. Anthony's channel, and it was constructed during the 16th century... more » Owner description: St. Nicholas' fortress is situated at the entrance to St. Anthony's channel, and it was constructed during the 16th century in order to protect the town from the Turkish attacks from the sea. It was built after the plans of the Venetian military architect Michelle Sammichelli. White stone was used for building the lower parts of the fortress and red stone for the upper parts. This fortress is one of the strongest maritime fortification architecture on the Croatian Coast of the Adriatic Sea. « less
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#13 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Religious Sites
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#14 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Gardens
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#15 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Owner description: Subicevac fortress is located south-east of St. John's fortress and a couple of meters lower than St. John's fortress. It was... more » Owner description: Subicevac fortress is located south-east of St. John's fortress and a couple of meters lower than St. John's fortress. It was constructed in the same year as St. John's fortress, in 1646 and it contributed very much to the defence of the Town of Sibenik from the Turkish attacks in 1647. For a long time it was named the fortress of the baron Degenfeld, after the Venetian soldier of the German origin that lead the defence of the town from the Turks. « less
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#16 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Religious Sites
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#18 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Religious Sites
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Category: Religious Sites
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#20 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Museums; Architectural Buildings
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#21 of 35 attractions in Sibenik
Category: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The Small Renaissance Loggia is the only one left from the various similiar buildings in the town. It was used for public... more » Owner description: The Small Renaissance Loggia is the only one left from the various similiar buildings in the town. It was used for public auctions and judical affairs. Its middle column was used as a column of shame against which the offenders of law were tried. Today it houses a small sounenier shop. « less
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Owner description: St. Nicholas' fortress is situated at the entrance to St. Anthony's channel, and it was constructed during the 16th century... more » Owner description: St. Nicholas' fortress is situated at the entrance to St. Anthony's channel, and it was constructed during the 16th century in order to protect the town from the Turkish attacks from the sea. It was built after the plans of the Venetian military architect Michelle Sammichelli. White stone was used for building the lower parts of the fortress and red stone for the upper parts. This fortress is one of the strongest maritime fortification architecture on the Croatian Coast of the Adriatic Sea. « less
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Owner description: The church of St. Gregory is located in the oldest street in Sibenik, Ulica Jurja Dalmatinca (The Street of George of... more » Owner description: The church of St. Gregory is located in the oldest street in Sibenik, Ulica Jurja Dalmatinca (The Street of George of Dalmatia), where the birth house of this famous architect and sculptor can also be found. Featured in this small Gothic style church is a permanent thematic exhibition "Juraj Dalmatinac and his works outside of Sibenik." « less
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Owner description: The church of St. Dominic is located in the western part of the city on the shore. Until 1910 it was a Renaissance building,... more » Owner description: The church of St. Dominic is located in the western part of the city on the shore. Until 1910 it was a Renaissance building, but then it was given Gothic style characteristics. Located inside the church are two valuable wooden altars, the tomb of the Bishop Arrigonio from Sibenik, and an organ that was built in 1818 by the craftsman Gaetano Macatelli. « less
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Owner description: St. John's fortress is located on the hill, 115 m high above the old town centre of Sibenik. It was built up in 1646 in the... more » Owner description: St. John's fortress is located on the hill, 115 m high above the old town centre of Sibenik. It was built up in 1646 in the form of a star according to the project of the Venetian military engineer Antonio Leni, in order to protect the town from Turkish attacks from the hinterland. It is interesting that the construction of the fortress lasted for only one month and a half (six weeks) because the inhabitants of Sibenik were afraid of Turkish attacks so they helped building it up, too. « less
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Owner description: The fortress of Necven, situated on the left bank of the river Krka and on the opposite side of the fortress of Trosenj,... more » Owner description: The fortress of Necven, situated on the left bank of the river Krka and on the opposite side of the fortress of Trosenj, belonged to the Croatian noblemen Nelipici. « less
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Owner description: The church of St. Krsevan (Grisogonus) is the oldest sacral monument, dated back to the 17th century. It was built in the... more » Owner description: The church of St. Krsevan (Grisogonus) is the oldest sacral monument, dated back to the 17th century. It was built in the Romanesque style. The church served its original purpose until World War II when it was extremely damaged. After its restoration, it became a gallery area for the Sibenik Museum and today it is the Gallery of St. Krsevan. Placed next to the church is the oldest bell in Croatia, built in 1266 and found under the sea near the island of Silba. « less
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Owner description: St. Francis Church was raised in the second half of the 14th century at the furthest south-east part of the historic city... more » Owner description: St. Francis Church was raised in the second half of the 14th century at the furthest south-east part of the historic city core. The church represents spacious single vessel Gothic style architecture without architectural decorative elements. Located within the architectural complex of Sibenik's Conventual-Fransiscans, on the south side of the church, is a monastery dated back to the 14th century. Today, it represents a place where a great deal of monumental city heritage is kept. « less
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Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: The church of "Uspenie Bogomatere" was built on the location where the Templars lived in the 12th century. It is a Baroque... more » Owner description: The church of "Uspenie Bogomatere" was built on the location where the Templars lived in the 12th century. It is a Baroque building from the 17th - 18th century. Until the beginning of the 19th century it was the Catholic Church of Holy Salvation, and it belonged to the women's Benedictine monastery. In 1810, by Napoleon's decision, the church was surrendered to the Orthodox episcope Bendedikt Kraljevic. The church is accented with a Baroque bell tower from the beginning of the 18th century. « less
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