Sibenik

Sightseeing

St Nicholas' Fortress (Tvrđava svetog Nikole)

30 Jun 2017

Jutting out into the St Anthony’s Channel, the narrow neck of water that leads from the Šibenik Channel to the open sea, the smooth-pointed triangle of St Nicholas’s Fortress is one of the most elegant military buildings anywhere in the Adriatic. It was built by Venetian military engineer Gian Girolamo Sammicheli in the mid-16th century to protect Šibenik from Ottoman naval attacks. There are long-term plans to restore the fortress and turn it into a museum centre, although for the time being it remains something that can only be seen from the deck of a passing ship. The dreamy sensation of drifting past St Nicholas’s water-lapped bastions is certainly well worth the price of a ticket on the Šibenik-Vodice ferry.

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