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Šibenik - The Royal City

Šibenik, Croatia

Šibenik was created as an ancient castrum, a fortification at the bottom of St. Michael’s Fortress, that today still dominates the town. The city was mentioned for the first time in 11th century in a proclamation by the King Petar Krešimir IV., most important Croatian ruler. In 12th century it was destroyed by the Venetians, but settlers built it again from the ground. The harbor, connected to the open sea by the St. Anthony Strait, has been an initiator of maritime affairs development, trading and the overall economic prosperity of the town for centuries. The Fortress of St. Nicholas, at the entrance into the Strait, is the most important renaissance fortress on the eastern coast of the Adriatic.

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