St James Cathedral
The most important architectural achievement of the 15th and 16th century in Croatia is definitely the Cathedral of St James. With its beauty and style, it is testimony to the determination, sacrifice and belief of the generations of inhabitants of Šibenik. It is located on the old town square, on the site of the former church of St James. The cathedral had been constructed over a period of 105 years, so it has both Venetian Gothic and Tuscan Renaissance elements. It is the only European building made entirely out of stone; no other material was used. It is unique in its brave structure of stone slabs and ribs, with no binding material; it is also unique among renaissance churches in its trefoil front facade; finally, it is unique because of the harmony of its architecture and the row of 74 realistic sculptural portraits around the apses. Its interior is adorned with the baptistery, which is a blend of Gothic and Renaissance style with numerous decorations, and the vault, which is decorated with cherubs’ heads, the head of God the Father and angelic figures.
Category: Old town, Temple- church- mosque, Must visit,
Republike Hrvatske Square (old town), Šibenik 22000
43.735825, 015.888949 (43°44’09.0″N, 015°53’20.2″E)
Winter: every day from 08:30-12:00h and 16:00-20:00h, summer: every day from 08:30-20:00h
Adults: 15 HRK (2 EUR), students: 5 HRK (0.65 EUR)
St James Cathedral is included on UNESCO’s list. Make sure to visit it.
GPS coordinates: 43.735825, 015.888949 (43°44’09.0″N, 015°53’20.2″E)
Address: Republike Hrvatske Square (old town), Šibenik 22000
St James’ Cathedral is located in the old part of the town of Šibenik, at the Republic of Croatia Square.
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do katedrale sv. Jakova koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Šibenika, na trgu Republike Hrvatske. 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 katedrali sv. Jakova koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Šibenika, na trgu Republike Hrvatske. Hvala!
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