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    Tomislav Street

    by solopes Updated Jun 20, 2014

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    The old town has two main streets, with the main monuments alternating and even coexisting with commercial buildings.

    Tomislaw St is the longest one, showing you City Hall and St Barbara church, ending in Poljana.

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    The Canal

    by solopes Updated Dec 12, 2013

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    Sibenik stands at the end of a long canal, well protected by several ancient fortress.

    Approaching from the sea has that additional revelation, with the boat slowly turning left and right as the town unfolds before it.

    We don't even notice that the approach takes more than half an hour!

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    Old Town

    by solopes Updated Dec 7, 2012

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    It's easy to explore the old town, with two main streets housing all the interesting locations.

    Commerce is well integrated, with discretion, but always allowing a varied look, with the narrow streets easing the walk under their shades.

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    St Jakov cathedral

    by solopes Updated Dec 7, 2012

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    I'm not an expert in architecture nor history, so, don't ask me why did this cathedral deserve to become UNESCO heritage, as it did in 2000. I saw Gothic elements with Renaissance ones as in many other churches around.

    I read that the combination of both styles is particularly well succeeded here.

    OK. That's it, nice, but it didn't impress me that much!

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    Poljana (Tito's old square)

    by solopes Updated Dec 7, 2012

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    Exiting the old town we arrive at this large and modern square, without any shock. A small garden beside it and a flea market help to integrate everything in an acceptable harmony.

    This reminded me that we spent a week in historic Croatia, but didn't see much of "modern Croatia". Or did we?

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    St Nicholaus Cemetery

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 27, 2010

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    The current day cemetery is from the mid 1800's, and still in use today. There are family plots where multiple generations are buried. Pictures and photos of them adorn the plot headstones and monuments.

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    St Nicholaus-Ft. Mihovil

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    It is also called Sv Ana by the locals today. It is from the 15th century and was even a defense point for Illyrians back in early AD times. The fort kep t getting more ramparts and defense strengthened through the 17th century. Above it is Ft Ivan to defend the higher points. The fort is on a crest of 300 feet. The fort was attacked numerous times and came to ruin a few of those times. The inside today is nothing but a vacant shell, and grassy grounds. the joy of being up there is to take in the views. Fee to enter is $4 and the times are 9-7PM daily

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    Town Hall

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    It is located in Trg Republic Hrtvatski and across from St. Jacov church. It is a communal plathea and was erected 1533-36 time frame. The vaulted arches led to the management offices in the past, and even today. In the middle is a grand hall for events. That was destroyed in WWII, but rebuilt

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    Dolac Area-of Old History

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    It is a purposeful design of neighborhood construction from the 16th century. They previously had walls surrounding its entirety that dated back form the 14th century. The area is still heavily populated and every nook and cranny filled with another small alcove or walk street to homes. It is easy to get lost in the maze, being unable to look up and see identifiable pints of reference. They were built on the steepest part of the hill on the western edge of town for protection. Surrounding that was the construction of the forts around it for protection in 1550-1650 era.

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    Church St. Kriza

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    It is one of the oldest churches in Sibenik and form the 11th century. It is a church used for locals even today and a real community church right in the neighborhood sector.
    If you take the long route, it is more adventuresome to find this church. Start at Sv Mihovil-St. Michael fortress and follow the steps down the hill. There are some signs, but you may also need a local to direct you to find it . It is down a narrow street and you cannot see it unless you walk down that street to the church. Then you are right upon it. It probably is closed except for church services.

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    St. Barbara Church

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    It was built between 1457-61 as a Gothic single nave building. It is located close to the St. Jacob church up Krana Tomislava, a main street. However, it is hidden fairly well, so you need to look up for the tower.

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    St. Frane Church

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    This church and monastery were built in the 1229 to the end point of the town perimeter back then. It was mostly destroyed within the next century. Some portions were used for a reconstruction in 16th century. It is BAroque style after another renovation in the 18th century and at that time they made room for the organ dating back to 1762. The inside is now comprising a number of paintings but the outside does not have a lot of ornate decoration.

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    Medieval Garden

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    It is called the Medieval garden of St. Lawrence, and apparently the pattern layout is like it may have looked centuries ago. The garden area just received a rework and was finished in 2007, after 100 years of neglect. The outer portions have rose bushes and trees, while the interior has a large variety of flowers and some succulents.
    It sits next to St. Lawrence church, but access is going "around the corner" to get to it. It is open 8-11PM during the more busy tourism months, and 9-4 in winter. Free admission, and there is a cfe/bar there for your pleasure to sit and relax a spell.

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    St Lawrence Church

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    The church was built in the latter half of the 18th century and was for the direction and use of the Franciscan monastery. They used the adjacent Foscolo Palace for their housing and prayer that dates back to 1650. The outside grotto of Our Lady of the Lourdes is a area for prayer dedications and ceremony. It is just to the left of the church doors.

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    St Jacob Church-the Outsider statues and Ornate

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    The outside has a number of figures/statues surrounding the building. Of those, is 74 heads of people in various poses and moods states, 12 apostles, and four statue figures near the top area. The carved doors of the baptistery was done under the direction of Juarj Matvejev Dalmatinac in 1452

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