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St. Michael’s Fortress
The Fortress of St. Michael
St. Michael’s Fortress is a recognizable symbol of the city of Šibenik, and as such it bears great cultural-historical and spatial-urban significance. It was first mentioned in historical documents in the 11th century. It was erected on a sixty meters high, steep, rocky hill and owes its name to the Church of St. Michael, which was located there. The Fortress is located on a strategically extremely favourable position, halfway between Zadar and Split. In the Middle Ages, the Fortress became a source point of the defence fortification system of the city walls and fortresses. The Fortress complex consists of several elements: premises in front of the Fortress on the cliff edge, sub-walls and double walls. The oldest preserved part of the Fortress is the eastern wall, which dates back to the 13th century. Two square towers and two polygonal towers are also preserved. The Fortress was destroyed and rebuilt several times throughout history. It is preserved in the form of an irregular square.
Category: Museum Art Palace, Old town,
Zagrađe Street, Šibenik 22000
43.73763, 015.88947 (43°44’15.5″N, 015°53’22.1″E)
00385 (0)91 497 5547
March: 09:00-17:00h (closed during the holidays)
April, May: 09:00-19:00h
June, July, August, September: 08:30-20:00h
November, January, February: 09:00-16:00h (closed during the holidays)
Adults: 50 HRK (6.60 EUR); children (5-18 years), students: 30 HRK (3.90 EUR); family ticket: 110 HRK (14.50 EUR)
GPS coordinates: 43.73763, 015.88947 (43°44’15.5″N, 015°53’22.1″E)
Address: Zagrađe Street, Šibenik 22000
St. Michael’s Fortress is located in the old part of the town of Šibenik, on the address Zagrađe Street (around 550m away from St. James’ Cathedral).
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do tvrđave sv. Mihovila koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Šibenika, u ulici Zagrađe (od katedrale sv. Jakova udaljena je oko 550 metara). 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 sv. Mihovila koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Šibenika, u ulici Zagrađe (od katedrale sv. Jakova udaljena je oko 550 metara). Hvala!
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