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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.

    View of cemetery steps Looking down to sanctuary of cemetery Headstones in the cemetery Numerous wlal icons for reverence
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    Real Dalmatia

    by sibencanka Written Jan 27, 2010

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    Šibenik is beautiful small town in Dalmatia.Here is National Park Krka.This is amazing Natinal Park-lots of waterfall,you can see how people in old days was make flour,in water-mill.There is Skradin,oldest small town in all Dalmatia and there is river Krka unite to Jadransko(Adriatic sea)sea,and make a Prokljan lake.In this lake water is sometime solt,sometimes sweat,that is depend of what wind blow.In centre of lake is litlle island name Gavranova krila or Crow wing.Local people know the legend about this island.Here in coast this amazing lake and river is village Sonkovic.There you can see a real life one dalmation man.People is cultivate olive trees,winegrower,fig-tree.From this village to Šibenik is about 1omin,with cars,but you have experience that you miles from civilisation.In Sonkovic people is wonderful.Everyone is offer you olive,fig,grapes,goasts cheese,wine and there wellknow ham.

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    The Cathedral

    by Avieira67 Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    The Cathedral of Saint James in Šibenik [1431-1535] bears witness to the considerable exchanges in the field of monumental arts between Northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The architects, who succeeded one another in the construction of the Cathedral, developed a structure built entirely from stone and using unique construction techniques for the vaulting and the dome of the Cathedral. The form and the decorative elements of the Cathedral, such as a remarkable frieze decorated with 71 sculptured faces of men, women, and children, also illustrate the successful fusion of Gothic and Renaissance art.
    In 2000, this monument was listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

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    The Cathedral of St. James

    by Obak81 Written Aug 25, 2005

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    This very beautiful Cathedral is located in the old town of Sibenik. Its filled with interresting details, especially the many faces on the church exterior are very interesting to study as the faces reveal all kinds of emotion.
    The church is furthermore unique because it build entirely out of stone.

    PS: If visiting in the summer bear in mind that catholic churches do not allow shorts and skirts.

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    The Monastery Visovac

    by croisbeauty Updated May 27, 2005

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    The Monastery Visovac, an islet in the middle of the Visovac Lake shaped by the Krka River with the Franciscan monastery on it. This valuable cultural and historical bulding was first mentioned in 1400 as Lapis Alba (White Stone). The building was completed in 1445. The church next to the monastery was built in 1576. There is novitiate, the school for young Franciscan, which is still active. Awell-cultivated park has been planted on the islet with autochthonic and exotic plants.
    The admission ticket to NP, which costs 45 kuna, includes boat tour to the island starting from entrance nr. 1 - Lozovac.

    Island of Visovac
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    St. James Cathedral

    by shavy Written Aug 24, 2014

    This Cathedral is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list of cultural monuments in 2000 .This impressive cathedral of white stone is built in a very unique way without even a single nail, wood, or other fixtures. St. Jacob cathedral consists solely of stone challenges of building a church vaulted stone house has become a masterpiece

    The cathedral was relatively unknown until it was severely damaged by bombing in 1991 of the Yugoslav Army. After the war, the cathedral is fully restored, with the help of foreign experts, and when it is actually only discovered how special the cathedral really is. The cathedral is in the center of the ancient town of Sibenik, in the car-free network of narrow streets and squares

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    Cental Square

    by shavy Written Aug 24, 2014

    The main square of Sibenik is in the same areas of the cathedral. In the square is where all the restaurants, cafes and bars are located. If you looked around the square has impressive historical buildings. For centuries this square is the center of public and social medieval life, as well as the battlefield during attacks by the Venetian army in 1378

    Located around the square are some of the most important buildings of Sibenik architecture. In this square you'll find the cathedral, the town hall, Mala Ledja palaces of the duke and the bishop as well as a complex of patrician stone palaces. Also interesting in the old town is the "Tri cetiri bunara" (Square of the four sources), built in 1451.

    Since the city had during the Venetian domination, began the construction of a water reservoir, the square of the four no water source sources provided for 450 years in the water supply of the city of Sibenik.

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    Wandering

    by shavy Written Aug 24, 2014

    Even you just wandering around you'll find in any way to photograph, is nice to get lost in the place, where you only see the beautiful historical monuments. Sibenik is one of the most undervalued coastal cities of Croatia.

    The old town is situated on hillsides dotted with narrow, atmospheric streets and alleys of stone that are surrounded by typical Mediterranean houses
    The city oozes culture and Mediterranean atmosphere is just beautiful. Surrounded by ancient fortresses which offer a beautiful panorama of the city of Sibenik has one of the most beautiful to see

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    Streets in the Old Town

    by shavy Updated Aug 24, 2014

    The historic city center is made up of picturesque alleys and stairs streets palaces and churches are surrounded. Is nice to stroll around where you'll discover some of the local house, shops and etc.
    The town of Sibenik has plenty to offer for every visitor with the beauty of the old town and is well worth visiting

    Atmospheric streets and alleys of stone that are surrounded by typical Mediterranean houses. Such as any Croatian town this old town has also nice alleys which is worth to walk through, if you are interested to discover more. I'm always curious to walk to small streets. Besides, there is always to see around

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    St. Ivan Church

    by shavy Updated Aug 24, 2014

    Walk through the narrow streets we came to this church. We have the view of the tower from the distance. The tower looks very nice and neat, apparently the rest of the monument is not so impressive as the rest of it. The reliefs represent the masterpieces of Dalmatian medieval sculpture. A big stone dial of the first mechanic public clock in Sibenik was built in the upper part of the west wall of the bell tower

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    Stroll outside the old town

    by shavy Written Aug 24, 2014

    Is where we parked our car you have a good view of the old town, you can easily seen how the town protected by wall. In front of the old town where you see all the accommodations and restaurants parking lots and and so on. This small historic city situated on the broad estuary the foot of rocky hills. The small town has an old, compact core with squares, narrow staircase streets and monumental buildings

    Here, we stands outside the center and are residential areas with mostly colorless apartment buildings and two industrial sites. The holiday complex with Solaris (sports) facilities and the beach is 6.5 km outside the old town, on a green headland.

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    Bayside area

    by shavy Written Aug 24, 2014

    Outside the old town is the promenade of Sibenik were bustling with cozy terraces, here where leave your car if you are going to visit old town. You can have a nice stroll where you have nice view of the harbor and islands. Also you meet many of different boats docked in the this areas. The area were lined up with restaurants and cafes, here you certainly have a seaview while having dinner. It was still early in the morning when we were here. All restaurants was pretty much empty

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    St. Jacob

    by marktynernyc Updated Nov 19, 2006

    A mixture of late Gothic and Reniassance style - a UNESCO heritage site. The outside detail is mind boggeling - note the stone inter-locking arched roof (amazing). The interior is somewhat a let down - the bapistry however is gorgeous (facing the alter, on the right, down the stairs). Be sure to take time to appreciate the carved heads wrapping around the outside of the church.

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    see the Cathedral of St. Jacob...

    by ana.gsm Updated Sep 12, 2005

    The Cathedral of Sv. Jakov (St. Jacob) in Šibenik is a triple nave basilica with three apses and a cupola (height of interior is 32 m). The cathedral construction began in the Venetian Gothic style, and was completed in the Toscano Renaissance style. It was consecrated in 1555. The construction began in 1431 at the place where a small cathedral had earlier stood, and as such, the cathedral was built using much of the material of the former church. In 1444, Juraj (Matejev) Dalmatinac took over the construction. Under his leadership, both side naves, the sanctuary, the apse ornamented with a wreath of 74 heads (considered to be a portrait of the eminent citizens of Šibenik) and the sacristy were erected. Nikola Firentinac continued the construction (with the completion of the side naves, the cupola and the project of the stone ceiling vaults). Following Firentinac’s death in 1505, the Cathedral was finally completed by Bartolomeo and Giacomo de Mestre.

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    Katedrala Sveti Jakova

    by Redang Written Sep 25, 2009

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    The Cathedral of St. Jacob was initiated in 1.402, though plans on its construction had already begun in 1.298, when Sibenik became a municipality.

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