Šibenik Croatia

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Explore Šibenik old city

When you come in Šibenik prepare yourself for a walk through old city. There is interesting stuff to see there.
Šibenik was first mentioned in 1066., so there are almost a millennium old attractions inside it.

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What to visit in Šibenik old city

There are many things to see in the old city. Few of them will be listed.
A walking trail is located near Šibenik seaside. It goes from Šibenik harbor all the way to the Beach Banj.
Cathedral of St. James is probably the most important cultural structure in Šibenik. It is placed on UNESCO protected heritage list.
There are other churches in Šibenik which have cultural importance, like St.Francis Church and Monastery. They are located near main square called Poljana. There is also a museum within the church where Šibenik Prayer can be found. It is one of the first monuments of Croatian literature.
When you come to Poljana, you will see Šibenik's library and theater.
St. Michael's Fortress is also part of the old city. You need to pay ticket for visiting it. Single ticket is also valid for visiting Barone fortress.

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Restaurants and bars

You will probably want to take some break and have your favourite drink while in Šibenik. The bars are everywhere. Prices are reasonable for drinks. Depending on your bar choice, you may pay 1-2 euro for coffee and 2-3 euro for beer. High quality wines are more expensive.
Hoverer, if you want to take some food, be more deliberate when choosing restaurant and food. Restaurants charge lots of money for Mediterranean specialties such as ones containing olive oil.

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Locations of main attractions


Click on map pins to see which location they point to. As you can see, attractions in the old city are everywhere, so be sure to book your time for visiting old city.

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How to get to the old city

It depends on location of your accommodation. If you are just few kilometers away from the city, then I recommend to go by foot or take a bike. You can take a car, but you will pay 1-2 euro/hour for parking.
When you come there, feel free to walk in any direction. Wherever you go, you will find something attractive. You will not get lost because the old city is not really big.

Šibenik old city images

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