UNESCO World Heritage – Chatedral St. James

Cathedral of St. James

Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik is the most important architectural achievement in the XV. and XVI century on Croatian soil. Because of its exceptional value this Gothic-Renaissance monument is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list since 2000th In 1298th in Sibenik’s diocese was founded. Since the existing of St. James Church it was small and unsuitable for the cathedral, it was decided that the bishop and the city provide resources for the construction of a new cathedral. The decision to start to build the cathedral was made in 1402nd, but the actual work began in 1431st.

The cathedral of St. James in Šibenik was building over a 100 years, till 1535th.

The three – Francesco di Giacomo, Georgius Mathei Dalmaticus and Niccolò di Giovanni Fiorentino – developed a structure built entirely from stone and using unique construction techniques. In the cathedrak are decorative elements of Gothic and Renaissance art. The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik is a unique testimony of the transition from the Gothic to the Renaissance period in church architecture.