The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, Sibenik

Featuring robust stone fragments, intricate decorative elements, and a dark Gothic interior, The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik represents an important Renaissance structure listed as a World Heritage Site. The cathedral dates back to 1298, though the first boulder was laid in 1402. Over a period of more than a century, this simple stone church gradually received statues of Adam and Eve, the ceiling was adorned with angelic figures, and the facade transformed into a lavish piece of art. Observe the frieze, engraved with 71 faces of men, women, and children. Walk inside to view its dark mystic spaces and powerful ornamentation. Add The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik and other attractions to your Sibenik trip itinerary using our Sibenik trip itinerary maker site .
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  • We really enjoyed our visit to the Cathedral. It has an great exterior with 72 faces of local people from years gone by and the history of the domes is also interesting. Loved the inside, a wonderful ...  more »
  • Impressive, interesting stonework, especially the 72 emotional faces round the outsiders walls, the main door & doorway  more »
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  • Most beautiful cathedral on this side of Adriatic. You just need to take a quick look and will be amazed. It is build completely of stone which was real challenge indeed. It was not easy for small towns to build such cathedrals and it was under constructions for almost one hundred years but result is fascinating. If looking from modern perspective some of the funds should have been diverted for hospital, school and libraries but then it was very important to have big cathedral, at least bigger then your neighbors!
  • A beautiful old town full of amazing architecture and lots of stairs to get to St Michael's Castle. But I enjoyed it lots. There are also lots of restaurants and bars with sea view.
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