The city of Šibenik is one of the rare Croatian coastal cities that was actually formed by the Croats. It was first mentioned in the 11th century in the carter of the Croatian king Petar Krešimir the Ivth so it’s also known as the Krešimir’s city and for a period of time it was the king’s seat. During the history it changed many patrons – Byzantine empire, Venice, Hungary, the Hapsburg… The city continued to develop through the turbulent history (the 2nd World war and the Croatian war of Independence). Today Šibenik is one of the popular tourist destinations in Croatia. The most famous monument in the city is St Jacob’s Cathedral which is listed as UNESCO heritage since the year 2000. The decision to build it arised in the 13th century when the city got it’s own bishopsy, but the construction actually started in the 14th century. It is unique because the entire structure was built only with stone and no adhesive was used. It has 3 architectural styles intervened: Gothics, Renaissance – gothius and reinessance. The most fascinating thing is the dome of the cathedral that was heavily damaged during the Independence war. The church is also known for the phonographic innovations – there are 71 heads on the outside walls for whom it is considered they are people living in the time of the artist.

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