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Šibenik Fortresses - unique fortification system all over the world

If there is one thing which you would think Šibenik is most famous for, it's fortresses.
Šibenik was built on a site where war and defense reasons were more important than anything else. That's why Šibenik has one of the most interesting fortification systems in the world.
There are four fortresses in the city:

St-Nicholas-Fortress.JPG St Nicholas Fortress

Fortress of St. John

This fortress is located at the higher part of the city. It was built in 17th century. If you decide to visit it, you will have panoramic look on the city. However, problem is that people are not allowed to enter inside the fortress, but only see it from outside. Still, I recommend visiting it, especially if your accommodation is located somewhere near.
Visit to this fortress is free.

St-John-fortress.JPG St John fortress

St. Nicholas Fortress

This fortress is located at the end of St Anthony Channel. It was built in 16th century for the purpose of defense against Turkish invasion. It has become part of UNESCO protected property as a part of Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th centuries.
Currently, there is no landing or seaside entrance to the fortress because it is in a process of reconstruction which will be finished till the end of 2018. I recommend visiting it anyway because the whole St Anthony Channel is beautiful and worth visiting.
Visit to this fortress is free.

St-Nicholas-Fortress2.JPG St Nicholas Fortress2

Fortress Barone

Barone is beautiful fortress located near Subicevac built in 17th century. It was arranged two years ago, and there are thousands of tourists visiting it every year. If you come in Šibenik town, then I advice you to visit it. There is a coffee bar inside fortress, where you can enjoy your favourite drink and panoramic view on Šibenik at the same time. Prices in the bar are average for Šibenik. You pay around 1.5 euro for coffee.
If you want to visit this fortress, you need to buy a ticket. The ticket is valid for visiting two fortresses: Barone and St. Michael's Fortress. The price for ticket is 50 kn (around 6.5 eur) for adults, and 30 kn (around 4 euro) for children. You can also buy family ticket for 110 kn (around 14.5 eur), which is valid for parents and their children up to 18 years.

View-of-Sibenik-from-Barone-fortress.jpg View of Sibenik from Barone fortress

St. Michael's Fortress

This fortress is the oldest one in Šibenik. It was also arranged a few years ago.
For visiting this fortress you need to buy ticket which is also valid for visiting Barone fortress. During the summer season on this fortress there are many music events of renowned Croatian and foreign musicians.
View-of-St-Michael-fortress.jpg View of St Michael fortress


Here are a few photos of Šibenik fortresses. Enjoy their beauty.