St. Michael’s Fortress is situated on a hill 70 meters high above the sea. It was built from the 15th up to the 17th century as protection from Turk attacks. At the foot of the fortress an ancient camp was developed called Castrum. It was from Castrum that Šibenik later emerged. The city was surrounded by walls but unfortunately, not much of their remains are left to see. The city was defended with four fortresses. In addition to the already mentioned St. Michael fortress, there is still Fortress St. John, St. Nicholas (one of the strongest forts on the Croatian coast) and Fortress Šubićevac. As the city was under Venetian rule for nearly 400 years, the most important monuments of Šibenik come from this period. These monuments include fortresses and walls, world-famous St. James Cathedral (on the UNESCO World Heritage List), City Hall, The Šibenik City Museum, which is housed in the former Rector's Palace, the Little Lodge, the Croatian National Theater, four wells that were the main source of drinking water in the Middle Ages, and many other attractions. When mentioning cultural heritage it should be said that Šibenik has a long tradition of A Capella singing, which dates back to the late Middle Ages. Now it forms a part of the cultural identity of Croatia and it preserves traditional values. In the region, there are two of eight Croatian national parks, Krka and Kornati.

Šibenik included in

  • Zadar


  • Split


  • Dubrovnik


  • Trogir


  • šibenik


  • Ston


  • Hvar