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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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    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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    Island of Visovac

    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.

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    St. Jacob

    by marktynernyc Updated Nov 19, 2006
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    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
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    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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    Cathedral (Sibenik, Croatia)
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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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    Franjevaèki

    by Redang Written Sep 26, 2009

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    Church of St. Francis (Sibenik, Croatia)

    The Church and Monastery of St. Francis was built in the second half of the 14th century at the furthest south-east part of the historic city core.

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    Gradska Vijeènica/Town Hall

    by Redang Written Sep 26, 2009

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    Town Hall (Sibenik, Croatia)
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    The Renaissance style building was erected between 1.532 and 1.542 and it has beautiful columns and a balustrade.

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    open market

    by pmodic Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    In center of Sibenik. You must visit it in the morning hours. You can buy there almost everything (fish, vegetables, fruits ...)

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    St. Jacob church -Inside

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    Central Nave
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    The main nave is the view from the symmetrical design. The anterior part of the church is for prayer worshipers and the posterior for the presbytery.

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    St. Dominika Church

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    The church was reworked in 1910 and given a pseudo current day Gothic appearance. There are two old alters inside from centuries ago, but it was closed when we were there.

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