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Šibenik

Šibenik is the oldest native Croatian town in Dalmatia. During the turbulent history in which many rulers changed from Venice to Austria-Hungary and France, Sibenik absorbed traces of each of these cultures and established thereby its own identity too. The most valuable and also the most famous monument in Sibenik is St. Jacob's Cathedral built during the Venice rule. The world recognized its beauty and architectural value and put it on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. St. Jacob's Cathedral is located in the old part of Sibenik which is itself a popular tourist attraction because of its narrow stone streets (Kalelarga) and old stone houses built in a Mediterranean style. It is less known that in Šibenik there are more stairs than in any other Croatia town. In addition to sightseeing the cathedral, one should not miss to see the City Hall from the 17th century, which is opposite, and there are still other sights like monument to King Petar Kresimir IV, National Theatre building, St. Salvation and St. John church, Benedictine monastery of St.Luce, St. Lawrence church and St. Mihovil fortress.