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 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 architects participated in the process. The first of them were Italian architects Francesco di Giacomo and Antonio Bussato. They built 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 the outside walls. These people are still unknown today, and it is supposed to be people of that time from different strata of society.
This work of art is considered a top architectural achievement.

Even if you are not really an 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

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Sibenik Cathedral opening hours

During the winter season, the Cathedral is open every day from 08.30 am to 12.00 pm and from 4.00 pm - to 8.00 pm.
During the summer season, opening hours are from 08.30 am to 8 pm.
The ticket price is 15 kn (around 2 euros).

Left side of the cathedral
Left side of the cathedral

Cathedral is located in the centre of the city, a few meters above Sibenik Riva.

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

If your apartment is located somewhere near the centre of the city, I advise visiting Cathedral on foot. If not, take a car or taxi. Be aware of the fact that the parking cost per hour is around 1.5 euros.


Zvonimr Peran     2020-12-04

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