Cathedral of St. James is a masterpiece of Christian art in Sibenik. It was built in the 15th century. The cathedral is part of the UNESCO protected heritage.
It is famous not only in Croatia tourism but also in European architecture, since it is entirely made of stone. It was conceived and constructed as a three-nave basilica with a dome.

The construction of the cathedral was started at the beginning of the 15th century, and it was completed 100 years later. Reasons for such a long construction time were frequent wars and lack of money.

Numerous builders and architects participated in the process. The first of them were Italian architects Francesco di Giacomo and Antonio Bussato. They built for lateral walls and gates.

After them, Juraj Dalmatinac took over the main role in the construction. He completed the shrine, and he carved 74 people's heads in stone on outside walls. These people are still unknown today, and it is supposed to be people of that time from different strata of society. Today, this work of art is considered top architectural achievement.

Even if you are not really expert in art and architecture, you will enjoy your visit to the Cathedral.

It is interesting to note that one episode of Season 5 of the famous Game of Thrones series took place just near the cathedral.

Sibenik Cathedral
Sibenik Cathedral

Table of Contents

  1. Sibenik Cathedral opening hours
  2. Where is Cathedral located
  3. How to get to Cathedral

NOTICE: Our posts may contain affiliate links. When you click on an affiliate link and complete a booking, we get a small percentage in order to keep our website up and running with the least number of ads.

Sibenik Cathedral opening hours

In winter time the Cathedral is open every day from 08.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m - 8.00 pm, and in the summer season is open all day from 08.30 a.m to 20.00 p.m. Ticket price is 15 kn (around 2 euros).

Left side of the cathedral
Left side of the cathedral

Cathedral is located in the center of the city.

View of the Cathedral from fortress
View of the Cathedral from fortress

If your apartment is located somewhere near the center of the city, I advise visiting Cathedral by foot. If not, take a car or taxi. Be aware of the fact that parking cost per hour may be 1.5 euro.


Zvonimr Peran     2020-12-04

I enjoy Croatia, beautiful country with interesting places, history, culture, and people. I want you to enjoy it as well.
Contact me on email info@croatia-tourism.com, or using the form below.

Contact us

We will help you experience the best of Croatia.

Latest on Croatia Tourism


Croatia restricts nightclubs working hours up to midnight

As of July 26, the Croatian government decided to restrict nightclubs and other venues working hours up to midnight. Additionally, all larger events can be attended by only those who have digital COVID certificates (proof of vaccine, or proof of having COVID-19 recently, or negative test). The restriction applies to the coastal towns only. Th...

Are UK visitors allowed to enter Croatia?

As HRT turizam writes, UK visitors will have to show proof of negative COVID-19 test when entering Croatia, no matter if they took the vaccine, or if they had COVID-19 disease recently. This measure will start to apply on Monday, July 26, 2021. Croatian government wants to avoid the 2020 summer season scenario when Croatia suddenly entered the re...

Tourism is fully back in Split in July 2021

It's been a quite long time since the coronavirus pandemic started in Croatia. More than a year-long we were under restrictions, living life much differently than we used to live before the pandemic. And now, in July 2021, I am happy to say that things are back to normal in Split. Visitors are back in huge numbers, nightclubs have reopened, and th...

Visit also


Sibenik

A small charming town located in Dalmatia, called Sibenik, will be a top tourist hit of Croatia in 2021.
Sibenik features two UNESCO heritage sites, Game of Thrones locations, nice beaches and preserved nature.

5 reasons to visit Sibenik in 2021

Sibenik has become a popular tourist destination over the last few years.
Here are 5 reasons why should you visit this small charming town in 2021.

Tourist attractions of 4 Sibenik fortresses

If there is one thing which you would think Sibenik is most famous for, it's fortresses. Šibenik was built on a site where war and defence reasons were more important than anything else. That's why Šibenik has one of the most fascinating fortification systems in Croatia tourism (side by side to Dubrovnik fortification). ...

Related content


Top islands to visit in Croatia

Islands are pearls of Croatia tourism. All of them share Mediterranean culture and lifestyle, yet each of them has something unique.
I will list the most famous ones.

Money and safety

Croatia is known as a safe place for visitors. People free to move anywhere they want during the day, and in most places during night. Especially, you can feel the relaxed atmosphere in coastal destinations like Split or Hvar. That being said, you still need to take basic precautions while travelling in or around Croatia. It means taking care of ...

Croatia Travel

The most common types of transportation to Croatia are car, bus, plane and train. If you are arriving from some of the nearby countries, like Slovenia, Germany or Austria, then the most used means of transport is a car. According to the opinions of visitors and locals, roads in Croatia are good. Especially featured are highways A1 and A6, connecti...