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Šibenik is the only Croatian town with two sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Any traveler coming from the sea, when entering Šibenik through the Channel of St. Anthony, will be welcomed by majestic St. Nicholas’ Fortress, named in tribute to the town’s patron saint.

This marine military stronghold erected in the 16th century on the Islet of Ljuljevac has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since July 2017. The construction of the Cathedral of St. James, a small architectural masterpiece that successfully merged Gothic and Renaissance features, took 105 years, and its most influential architects were George the Dalmatian and Nicholas of Florence.

The execution of the Cathedral’s dome is considered one of the best achievements in the Renaissance architecture.

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