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Fortress St. John
The Fortress of St. John
St. John’s Fortress is located on a hill on the northern side of the historic city core. It is named after the chapel of St. John, which was once settled there. Located on a 115m high hill, this is a large fortress with a star-shaped floor plan. It is also known as Tanaja because one side of the fortress is reinforced with a masonry embankment, which is called tanaglia in Italian. It was erected in 1646 according to a project by the Venetian military engineer Antonio Leni. It was built on the model of military architecture with layers of soil, which are used for prevention of wall breaking in case of shelling. The Šubićevac Fortress was built that same year. The two fortresses are connected with a wooden palisade in the defence system.
Category: Museum Art Palace,
Put tvrđavama Street, Šibenik 22000
43.73973, 015.89420 (43°44’23.0″N, 015°53’39.1″E)
Provides a beautiful view of the whole town of Šibenik. Make sure to also visit the Šubićevac (Barone) Fortress, which is 350 meters away from St. John’s Fortress.
GPS coordinates: 43.73973, 015.89420 (43°44’23.0″N, 015°53’39.1″E)
Address: Put tvrđavama Street, Šibenik 22000
St. John’s Fortress is located in the town of Šibenik, in the Put tvrđavama Street (700m away from the old part of the town of Šibenik – you need to reach the top of the hill).
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do tvrđave svetog Ivana koja se nalazi u gradu Šibeniku, u ulici Put tvrđavama (od starog dijela grada Šibenika udaljena je oko 700 metara – morate se popeti na vrh brda). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema tvrđavi svetog Ivana koja se nalazi u gradu Šibeniku, u ulici Put tvrđavama (od starog dijela grada Šibenika udaljena je oko 700 metara – morate se popeti na vrh brda). Hvala!
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