Saint Nicholas Fortress (Croatia)

Šibenik-Knin County     See list of castles in Croazia

Sibenik Fortress of St. Nicholas and Zadar's fortificial defense system are now officially enrolled in the UNESCO World Heritage List at the 41st UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in Krakow, according to the Šibenik-Knin parish of Goran Pauk.

Šibenik Fortress St. Nicholas and the Zadar city ramparts are listed on the world heritage list as part of a protected array of defense systems on the territory of the former Venetian Republic. Sv. Nikola, one of the four in Šibenik, was built in the 16th century for the purpose of defense of the Turkish invasion from the sea at the entrance to the Šibenik channel Sv. Ante. It is a unique building constructed according to the plans of Venetian military builder Michele Sammichelle and is one of the strongest fortification fortifications on the Adriatic.

The Zadar city ramparts in length of three kilometers raised in the 16th century by the Venetian republic for defense of the Turks are part of the defense system that borders the Zadar Peninsula. "Since July 6, we are waiting for the day when we come to the agenda. Considering that 30 nominations were considered, and this was a lengthy procedure and discussion, we expected that this could only be today. The discussion started at around 11.30, there were no objections from either side, and all the speakers supported the nomination.

This is a fantastic thing for Sibenik, a delegation from Croatia is very pleased. St. Nicholas has an invaluable value, and we are awaiting a serious work on Valorization of St. Ante and the laying of the fort of St. Nicholas in a tourist function, "said Sibenik-Knin county priest Pauk.

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Latitude: 43.72161
Longitude: 15.85453
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