Another UNESCO world heritage sight in Šibenik

February 13, 2017

The Cathedral of St. James got a company on the World Heritage List – The fortress of St. Nicholas has joined it in 2017. This makes Šibenik the only city in Croatia with two properties on this prestigious list.
This beautiful fortress is only 5km away from Apartments Mediteraneo. It was designed and built by the famous Venetian architect and builder Hyeronimus di San Michaela in the 16th century. The imposing fortress prevented Turkish boats from entering Šibenik port. This is one of the most valuable and best-preserved examples of Venetian Works of Defense between the 16th and 17th centuries. The foundations are made of stone, while upper sections are built with brick – this material was considered to be the most resistant to cannonballs.