Šibenik is in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast, in the picturesque and indented bay where the Krka River, one of the most beautiful rivers in Croatia. Šibenik is the administrative, political, economic, social and cultural center of the County of Šibenik and Knin which extends along the 100-kilometer long coastline between the Zadar and Split, extending up to 45 kilometers into the hinterland area, at the bottom of Dinara mountain. Šibenik, the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic, is located in the most protected natural harbour, in the centre of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, at the mouth of the beautiful Krka River, at the sources of Croatia’s rich history, probably in the place where some of the original Croatian settlers first time saw the blue sea, as capricious as it is beautiful that both protected and defended them, fed and took care of them for as long as they could remember. Today Šibenik has 47,274 inhabitants (2011) and is the capital as well as the cultural, educational, administrative and economic center of the County of Šibenik and Knin.
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3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ŠIBENIK:
1) Šibenik is the oldest native Croatian city in the Adriatic
2) Mediterranean climate with strong influence of continental climate
3) Cathedral of St. Jacob is enlisted in the UNESCO heritage list
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St. James Cathedral
The cathedral of St. Jacob is the most valuable architectural monument built during the 15th and the 16th century in Croatia, and according to its beauty, construction techniques and style characteristics it is not only the biggest and the most valuable object of the architectural heritage of the Town of Šibenik, but it represents also a unique monument of the European sacral architecture. According to its artistic value, it belongs to the most valuable European monumental cathedrals, and thanks to some of its features it is unique not only among the cathedrals but among the Christian churches in general.
St. Michael Fortress
One of the first things that visitors see when entering Šibenik by road is the silhouette of St Michael’s Fortress, which crowns the pyramidal hill above Šibenik’s Old Town. Running downhill from the fortress towards the seafront is a crenelated set of double walls built in the 15th century to provide access to the sea. With recent extensive reconstruction, it has become a great summer stage for various cultural and music events.
St. Nichola’s Fortress
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. The White stone was used for building the lower parts of the fortress and red stone for the upper parts. St. Nicholas’ fortress is one of the strongest maritime fortification architecture on the Croatian Coast of the Adriatic Sea.
ŠIBENIK IS ALL ABOUT EATING QUALITY FOOD
Presenting few restaurants, cafe, and market where you can expect only superb food, produce and amazing dishes for good prices. Everything you need for gastronomic superb experience
Vino I Ino
Vino & Ino is mentioned for the first time in late 2011 when they opened the “mobile” bar in Zagreb. The experiment went great. The test resulted in the opening of a popular central location in Sibenik, followed by a tour of many other festivals and events that continued to this day. Over the years, after promoting local vine producers they added local delicacies to enrich and promote food from Dalmatia.
For the few years in a row, Pelegrini holds the title of the best Dalmatian restaurant. It has it all – enchanting atmosphere, an unmatchable view of the cathedral of St. Jacob. In the heart of Šibenik lies a restaurant with one of the best chefs in Dalmatia. Every new season the restaurant comes up with completely new dishes because every dish tells a different new story. Every season is a new chapter in life.
“Nostalgija” in Croatian means nostalgic. So, gastronomic experience in this restaurant is like time traveling in the times when food was fresh, local and prepared with love. Nostalgija offers you the taste of Mediterranean as it once was. This is a place for an authentic experience for any food enthusiasts who want to eat with their eyes closed with all of the five senses included in this gastronomic journey.