Šibenik’s Old Town is a typical Mediterranean medieval city, with a warren of pedestrianized alleyways and piazzas overlooked by green-shuttered stone houses. Inaccessible to traffic, its narrow and frequently stepped streets are left to pedestrians, cats, and the occasional moped. Šibenik’s historical core is divided into three parts; the Grad (literally “Town”), which stretches from the Cathedral eastwards; Gorica, comprising the gently sloping streets that stretch uphill towards St Michael’s Fortress; and Dolac, the maze of hillside alleys to the west. The Old Town is entered from the large open square known as the Poljana, from where the street now known as Zagrebačka (sometimes called “Masna ulica” or “Greasy Street” due to the number of inns that used to line it) heads through Gorica towards the Fortress of St Michael, passing a quartet of historical churches on the way. Roughly parallel to Zagrebačka is the street popularly known as the Kalelarga (officially Kralja Tomislava), which slopes down towards the Cathedral.

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