One of Šibenik's four historic fortresses, now a UNESCO-heritage family member.
Šibenik Four Fortresses
If you plan to visit Šibenik for tourism or business, you might not want to miss out on the overwhelming experience of visiting these fortresses
Recently added to the UNESCO Heritage cultural hall of fame list, St Nicholas was built in the 16th century as part of the Venetian line of defence against the Ottomans. Named after the Benedictine Monastery that previously occupied the islet Ljuljevac at Šibenik’s sea entrance of St Anthony’s Channel, it was fitted with 32 cannons.
One of the best preserved fortresses in Dalmatia, and although never under attack it was in non-stop use as a defence structure until 1979. Aerial views show a triangular, arrowhead-shaped fortress, which can be reached by foot from Zablaće. It can also be viewed from Jadrija, on the opposite side of the channel.
St. Michael’s is the oldest fortress in Šibenik dating as far back as the 11th century during the rule of King Petar Kresimir IV who was also the founder of Šibenik.
St. John’s Fortress – it is located at the hilltop of the city’s historical center towering at an altitude of 115m.
The Barone fortress was constructed in 1646 at the same time with St. John’s fortress and is distant only by a 10-15 minutes’ walk including a short hike on a very steep hill.
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