Daily or night walking tour through Medieval Šibenik

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A special pleasure to stroll through the city during the day or night, by narrow streets, which were not illuminated during the Middle Ages. The guest will feel the spirit of the Middle Ages in the dark streets of the city, which we will illuminate together with the lamps of that time. That's why the "Game of the Trons " have chosen Sibenik for your stage. Stroll through the tunnels, covered passages and holes of the city is a special delight.. The guest will see where there was a pillar of shame in Sibenik, where they fled the imposters from the medieval fair, where the nuns prayed for the city in the darned monastiries.. Guests will see what the light in the cathedral building was, how to greet the midnight 17th . December and why it rang all 72 bells of the city.. Through a night walk through the Sibenik streets, you will be guided by a specially trained guide for that part of Šibenik history. Daily tour is a same, but with more interesting details.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Dario Mikulandra, personal tour guide

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik

St. Jacob's Cathedral is the most important building of Croatian culture of the 15th and 16th centuries. On the UNESCO World Heritage List. Guests will be introduced to the course of construction, what preceded the construction, how the cathedral was designed, built, whether 105 years of construction is a lot, will meet Juraj Dalmatinac, study the connection of theology in the construction of medieval churches, see why so many shells in the cathedral, why the presbytery was stolen with fruit and vegetables, why there are so many heads in the cathedral, etc. We will see what medieval builders are so ahead of the time in which we live..We will see why Šibenik Cathedral is considered one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the Mediterranean, Gothic-Renaissance masterpiece a work built exclusively of stone. we will also show the hidden signature of Juraj Dalmatinac on his work

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of Saint Barbara

Church of St. Barbara is a monument of Gothic architecture. The church is a single-nave building whose construction began around 1400. Above the main entrance stands out a Gothic niche in which is a sculpture of St. Nikola - the work of the Italian master Bonino from Milan. On the north wall of the church there is a Gothic window in the lower part of which there is a sculptural work that was made as a vow in 1419 by the Šibenik doctor Marko. It is a unique example of a medieval relief depiction of physicians on the eastern Adriatic coast

Duration: 10 minutes

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Only a few dozen meters from the Cathedral of St. Jakov, there is a plateau below which there used to be a public city cistern, ie an accumulation of water. It was built by the people of Šibenik due to frequent droughts, but also frequent military sieges. The construction contract was concluded in 1446, and the construction was supervised by the famous Juraj Dalmatinac, best known for the neighboring Cathedral. The cistern could hold 28,000 barrels of water, and a special tax was introduced to build it. On the plateau itself, ie its outer part, there are four wells, from which water could be pumped. The entire complex has been thoroughly renovated in recent years, so '4 wells' are today one of the most beautiful areas of Šibenik.In the underground, ie inside the complex there is an interesting cafe and wine bar. inside, guests will have the opportunity to see what the cistern looked like, the water filtration system and the 4 openings (crowns) through which fresh water was taken.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Crkva sv. Ivana Krstitelja

Church of St. Ivan is a Gothic-Renaissance building erected in the XV century under the name of the church of St. Trinity. The staircase along the south side of the church is the work of the famous Šibenik builder Ivan Pribislavić, and is decorated with bas-relief. At the foot of the bell tower is a Renaissance window, the work of Nicholas of Florence, and above the window is a relief with a lamb below which is a winged angel. The reliefs are masterpieces of Dalmatian medieval architecture. Also interesting is the bell tower in which a Turkish clock with one hand was built, which was brought from Drniš after the Turks completely abandoned it in the 18th century. on the north wall of the church we will show guests the mysterious iron hoops and their function from the beginning of the 17th century. also on the bell tower window, guests will have the opportunity to see one of the most beautiful Renaissance windows, decorated with fruits and vegetables, made by Nikola Firentinac

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Crkva i Samostan Sv. Frane

Church of St. Frane was built in the second half of the 14th century in the extreme southeastern part of the historic city center. The church is a spacious single-nave Gothic building without architectural decorative elements. .At the front of the church is the main entrance with a Gothic stone frame In the chapel of St. Cross, there are the organ from 762. made by the famous builder of these instruments, Petar Nakić.Within the architectural complex of Šibenik Franciscans on the south side of the church there is a monastery dating from the XIV century.The monastery library stands out with a collection of 151 incunabula and a collection of manuscript codices. There is also the "Šibenik Prayer", one of the oldest Croatian linguistic and literary monuments, written in Latin around 1375.Next to the monastery, guests will see the remains of the eastern city walls and the Vrančić Palace where Antun and Faust Vrančić were born.

Stop At: Church of St. Krsevan

Church of St. Krševana is the oldest preserved sacral building, dating from the 12th century. It was built in the Romanesque style. Until World War II, it was used for worship, and during the war it was badly damaged. After the restoration, it became the exhibition space of the Museum of the City of Šibenik, and today the gallery of St. Krševana.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Church Uspenie Mother of God (Crkva Uspenie Bogomatere)

The Church of the Assumption was built on the site where the Templars lived in the 12th century. It is a baroque building from the XVII - XVIII century. Until the beginning of the 19th century, it was the foot of the Catholic Church of St. Spasa and belonged to the Benedictine nunnery. By Napoleon's decision, in 1810 the church was ceded to the Orthodox bishop Benedict Kraljevic. The church stands out with a baroque bell tower from the beginning of the 18th century, the work of the local master Ivan Skok. this is one of the 3 female Benedictine monasteries of medieval Šibenik. We will introduce guests to the custom several centuries old that there are no weddings in Šibenik during May

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Crkva Svetog Duha

Church of St. Duha is located in the city center on Dinko Zavorović Square, and was built in the XVII century according to the project of Antun Nogulović .. this is the third church at a distance of 100 meters, and all three belonged to the three most important medieval fraternities. Who were the brothers and their function in society? We will also hear about the medieval custom of "celebration", when on the night of December 17-18, all the bells of Šibenik's churches ring the bell to announce the arrival of Christmas.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Medulić Square has three attractions and stories that will win the interest of guests. in the Middle Ages, it was the seat of the small trading lodge, and guests will be explained the problems of the work of merchants around the simple concept - what is a meter. Dimensions were a big problem in the Middle Ages. on the wall of the palace on Medulić Square, therefore, the official measuring units of the Venetian Republic and the city of Šibenik are located. At the Divnić Palace, on the square of the same name, there is a copy of a lamp that shone in 1895 when Šibenik, as the first city in Europe, received alternating electricity and lighting from the hydroelectric power plant on the river Krka. just a few meters away, we will see a special attraction, a stone pet bowl AMOR D. CANI

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Medieval Mediteranean Garden

Beneath the medieval garden, there is a complex of monasteries and the church of St. Lawrence. Church of St. St. Lawrence was built in the second half of the 18th century for the needs of the Franciscan order. On the front of the church, which ends with a gable, there is a profiled portal with a modest baroque lintel. In the tympanum of the side entrance, a smaller sculpture of St. Lawrence from 1720. Under the façade, in the depths of the northern rock, there is a cave of Our Lady of Lourdes. Opposite the church is a Franciscan monastery from 1650, and its main building is the Foscol Palace, the most beautiful example of Šibenik's representative housing construction from the 15th century - the time of floral Gothic and master Juraj Dalmatinac.

Duration: 10 minutes
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