Everyone loves Sibenik. And why not? It is one of the world’s most fascinating cities with great passions like food, sculpture, wine, painting-just to name a few. One cannot forget to mention the great historical sites that fit perfectly within any travelers itinerary. From the 16th-century renaissance cathedral to the two ancient fortresses, Sibenik offers an impressive charm guaranteed to take your breath away.
It does not end there! Here is some good news for all the real estate investors out there. Sibenik serves as one of the prime locations that attracts real estate investment. It’s growth has mainly been highlighted by tourists who visit the city, fall in love with it and later decide to buy some property to secure their future plans. If you’re ready to take a plunge into the real estate business, it’s high time you considered real estate in Sibenik as a place where your return on investment could be as nice as your coastal view.
Moving away from property investment- we’ve compiled a list of top sites that are a “must visit” in Sibenik. Start your exploration today and experience the great passions of this medieval city. Warning: wanderlust ahead!
1. The Great Cathedral of Sibenik
Sibenik’s Cathedral, St. Jacob has been listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage. Built between 15th and 16th century, this is a grand cathedral that took more than a 100 years to complete. With it’s top architect being Antonio Dalle, St. Jacob highlights architectural designs from Dalmatian Coast. During the course of its construction, a variety of other styles were incorporated which include ,the Gothic lower level and the Renaissance upper level.
Some of the noteworthy features include the old manuscripts of Bishop Sizgoric, Gift of the Wise Men by Ricciardi and the Lion’s Portal that features fine figures of Adam and Eve.
2. The Magnificent Aquapark
A visit to the Aquapark serves as great entertainment for all generations. 5 kilometers away from the city center, the park offers a refreshing mode of relaxation. You can stream down the lazy river or go down the slides-better yet, you can stand underneath a large barrel that pours 1200l of water. What are you waiting for? Water adventure awaits you!
3. St. Nicholas Fortress
This is an unavoidable attraction with a breathtaking view. It was built in the 16th century to defend the port of Sibenik from enemy attack by sea. Resembling an arrow head, St. Nicholas fortress was designed by a leading Venetian architect known as Hyeronimus di San Michaela. Now more than 50 years old, this brick and stone fortress serves as one of the best tour sites in Sibenik.
Located on the square of St. Jacob’s Cathedral, are 4 wells that served as the main drinking water source for the people of Sibenik during the middle ages. Today, they stand as an interesting attraction to visitors of Sibenik.
Hands down, Pelegrini serves as one of the nicest place one can eat in central Sibenik. The restaurant features a one of a kind menu that comes with an appetizer, yogurt dip, smoked aubergine, moving on to truffle served with smoked oxtail in tempura and salsa. It can’t get any better than this! Pelegrani takes a home run with its breathtaking view that features tables on stone steps overlooking the medieval water cistern building and the great cathedral of Sibenik.