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Barone is fully reconstructed fortress in Sibenik. It has hundreds of thousands visits during every year, and it is one of must visit attractions in Sibenik.
Just like other fortresses in Sibenik, Barone was built for the purpose of defence against Turkish invasion. It was built in 1647., when turkish army was approaching.
Almost unbelievable fact is that construction of fortress lasted only 58 days. Venetian government, which at that time had rule over Sibenik, denied to give money to build the fortress. Instead, people in Sibenik financed it on their own.
The fortress and city of Sibenik were never conquered by Osman Empire.
Distance of the fortress from the center of city is around 1 kilometer. It can be traversed by foot, but the road is a little bit uphill, so you may get tired.
You can also get there by car or by bike. There is a free parking space.
The fortress features high tech museum with a view of war against Turkish invasion, provided by technology of Augmented Reality.
Another feature is panoramic view of Sibenik and St Anthony Channel.
There is a bar with average prices of drinks.
There are also educational boards on english and croatian language.
Ticket price for adult person is 50 kuna (around 6.5 euro) and 30 kn (around 4 euro) for children. The same ticket is valid for visit to St. Michael's Fortress (reuse of the same ticket).
There is also option of buying family ticket with price 100 kn (around 14 euros), which is valid for parents and their children up to 18 years.