Lulled into a century-old history imprinted in remnant stone façades, bathed in the deep blue sea and the scents of the Mediterranean, protected by mighty mountains and reefs, Šibenik is the true center of the Adriatic. In it, the past meets in every little street, springs out from the city fortresses, silently engraved in the wooden shutters living defiantly.
Our supreme artist was really playful when he outlined the landscape around Šibenik. He gave free rein to his imagination and gave us the view of the unique canyon of the river Krka, its karst environment, waterfalls and the island of Visovac, and hurried on, scattering the islands and cliffs of Kornati to experience the unrepeatable beauty of nature and deep blue sea …
With innovation and curiosity, the people of Šibenik have been in the lead since ancient times. Proof of this is the world-famous Faust Vrančić, the inventor of parachutes and many other miracles of the time, who conceived all these incredible ideas on his native island Prvić, and carried them all the way to Venice, thus becoming the most important designer and technical writer in Croatia.
The most significant architectural achievement of the 15th and 16th centuries on the territory of Croatia originates from the period of Venetian reign – the magnificent Cathedral of St. Jacob. In its Gothic-Renaissance style, it was made by Juraj Dalmatinac, decorating it with angels, capitals made of curly leaves, magnificent statues of saints, but also carved figures of his fellow citizens. Due to its exceptional values, the cathedral was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.