Barone Fortress

  Put Vuka Mandušića 28      (+385-91) 619 65 67     29 May 2024
Today’s smart devices are virtual time machines. Don a pair of augmented reality (AR) device sand step 370 years in to the past, to the 1646 Ottoman siege of Šibenik.  The defence of the city by the citizens of Šibenik is told through an exhilarating audio and video experience taking the viewer right into the centre of the action. The siege takes place on Barone Fortress, a fortification hastily built in just under two months lying on the hills overlooking the city. The fortress was part of the defence system of Šibenik which included three other fortresses and together they served as the last line of defence against the invading Ottomans. While the other three fortresses were named after sacred buildings, this one was named after Baron Degen feld, a hero in the story of the cities defence. The fortress soon fell into a state of disrepair after the Ottoman invaders were repelled. It was several hundred years later, in the early 20th century that the city of Šibenik purchased the fortress and its surrounding land. It eventually gained use as a viewpoint overlooking the city’s marina and archipelago, and as a recreational space for hiking. In June 2014, a major project was undertaken by the city of Šibenik to renovate Barone Fortress. The project aimed to provide visitors to the fortress with a cultural attraction and to incorporate innovative high-tech services. Utilising AR (augmented reality) technology, the stories of the past can now become the attractions of the future, making the famous fortress a truly unique attraction in Croatia. The opening ceremony marked the 950th anniversary of the city’s first written mention, and this fabulously renovated fortress is a tremendous gift to all who visit.



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Open 09:00 - 20:00.

Price/Additional Info

Admission for Barone fortresses and St John's Fortress 7,50 - 11,50 € (family 25,50 €). Another option is unified ticket valid for seven days, for visiting st.Michael's Fortress, Barone Fortress and St John's Fortress : 8,50 - 13,00 € (family 29,00 €).


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