Šibenik- in the shadow of the big

Šibenik- in the shadow of the big

Шибеник / Šibenik

Šibenik stand in the shadow of the bigger Croatian cities in Dalmatia. It’s located on the place, where river Krka run into Adriatic Sea. Today it’s definitely one of Croatian tourists towns during the summer seasons, but in the rest of the year you can enjoy it without having to push through crowds of tourists. I visited Šibenik in the spring and I think that it’s the perfect time to appreciate it properly, but let me tell you, that it was difficult to find a working bar in the evening… I arrived at sunset and I enjoyed the great palette of colors over the Adriatic coast. Luckily for me I found a misguided swan by the coast that contribute to the beauty of the cadres…

Let’s go back to the city… Except under Croatian authority, the town has been a possession of Venetians, Hungarians and Bosnians. The population today is about 50 000 people. The most attractive part is the old town. There you can walk through narrow, steep, winding streets leading to nice squares. The Cathedral of St. James is located in the heart of the city. The construction began in 1431 and took just over 100 years. It is considered to be a unique monument of the European architecture and since 2000 the Cathedral has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It combines the influence of the Renaissance and the Gothic. Next to It is the largest square in the old part of the town. You can admire the great architecture with a cup of fine coffee (let’s note that coffees don’t open early in the morning, when they are not in the summer season). The morning walk along the streets of the city is very rewarding for the day’s start, and so great photos can be photographed of the deserted squares…

Above the cathedral of St. James is towering the St.Michael’s Fortress. The walls are in good repair, and the Šibenik summer theater is being used there for concerts and other events. Unfortunately it was closed during my visit. But anyway I didn’t want to see it so much, I was more attracted by the St.Ivan fortress, which was even higher… Just to say, there is almost no information how to get to these places… Walking on their main street – Kralja Zvonimira I turned to a small street to the right – Stara Cesta. The alley is steep and climbs up only. The houses here have nothing to do with those in the old town, but I came across a pretty retro car and a very friendly driver who waved me for the photo. On the first turn you have to turn  right on Put Tanaje and there start the final climbing up to the fortress. Actually… there is almost nothing left from the fortress, only ruins. But the views are magnificent. You can relax and enjoy the panorama, that is revealed to you…

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