Zvonimir Peran

2019-02-23

Zvonimir Peran - blog author

St. Michael's Fortress is the oldest and most visited fortress in Sibenik. It was completely renewed in 2016., and together with fortress Barone, it is must-visit attraction for every visitor of Sibenik.

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The fortress features a panoramic view of Sibenik and St. Anthony channel, which is one of the most beautiful natural attractions of the city. Also, you can have a view of Cathedral of St. James, which is a masterpiece of Christian art from the 15th century and the most famous cultural sight in Sibenik, protected by UNESCO.
There is also a view of Sibenik bridge, and beach Banj, which are both interesting places to see.

The fortress also features educational tables, which are located everywhere around.
They describe the emergence of the fortress, the most famous battles and other interesting facts.

There is a coffee bar with reasonable prices. Price for coffee is less than two euro.

St Michael fortress
St Michael fortress


St Anthony channel from the fortress
St Anthony channel from the fortress


Sibenik Cathedral from St Michael fortress
Sibenik Cathedral from St Michael fortress

The fortress is located only a few hundred meters from the center of the city, just near Sibenik fire station. The easiest way to reach it from the center is by foot. The number of parking spaces around the fortress is limited and the price is around 1 euro per hour. You can try to search for free parking in nearby places, but it is certainly better to avoid the hassle if possible.

St. Michael fortress features summer stage where various performances are held during the summer season. These performances include music festivals and concerts of Croatian and European singers. Price of the ticket depends on the event, but it is usually in a range 20 - 30 euros.
In 2018. Nina Badric, Massimo, Gibboni and Changer Festival had performance on the fortress.

St Michael fortress stage
St Michael fortress stage

A single ticket is valid both for visiting Barone and St. Michael's fortress. The price is 50 kuna for adults and 30 kuna for children. There is also an option to buy a family ticket with price 100 kn (around 14 euros), which is valid for parents and their children up to 18 years.

If you decide to visit some of the festivals or performances held on the fortress, you may need accommodation nearby. The map below shows accommodation options just near the fortress offered by our partner booking.com

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