Unlike other cities along the Adriatic coast, which were established by Greeks, Illyrians and Romans, Šibenik was founded by Croats. And it is the oldest native Croatian town on the eastern shores of the Adriatic. The central church in Šibenik, the Cathedral of St. Jacob, is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and several architects were needed to build it between 1431 and 1536. The cathedral is made completely in stone and has both Gothic and in Renaissance style.


In the city, there are four fortresses, each of whom provides a spectacular view of the city, sea and nearby islands. Fortresses used to protect the city from invasions but nowadays serve only as a tourist sightseeing giving us unique views.