Sibenik Photo Diary
Sibenik is one of our favorite towns in Croatia. It’s smaller and more laid-back than either Dubrovnik or Split, where most tourist head to. Those two places are worth visiting, but don’t skip Sibenik. It’s only a 1.5-hour bus ride from Split.
Here’s a photo diary of our time in Sibenik. There is more to the town than shown here, so consider this an appetizer. Come explore for yourselves. You won’t regret it.
Cathedral of St. James
The Cathedral of St. James is the most well-known building in Sibenik and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It’s a beautiful building. Entrance fee is 5 EUR.
The Town Hall
Sibenik Town Hall is directly across the square from the cathedral.
The center of Sibenik has 24 churches. That’s a lot. I don’t understand why one town needs so many churches. Here are a few that we saw.
Church of St. Barbara is located behind the Cathedral of St. James.
Old Town Sibenik is a maze of narrow streets. It’s easy (and fun) to get lost.
I would suggest visiting Sibenik outside the high season. We were told that the streets become unbearable packed during the summer.
On the edge of the old town is the beautiful Robert Visiani Park. It runs all he way from the new square down to the promenade.
At the lower end of the park you’ll see the statue of King Petar Kresimir IV, Sibenik.
This statue is directly behind the Cathedral of St. James.
We also came across this amazing piece of artwork.
I love finding artwork like this in unexpected places. We came across this while wandering around the streets of Sibenik.
I don’t remember the exact location, but the above photo may help you find it. The cat is in the colors of the Croatian national flag.
This 3D wooden map of Sibenik is near the Church of St. John the Baptist.
Outdoor Art Gallery
This weird outdoor art gallery was interesting. It was a bunch of random items with frames around them.
It was very hot when we were here, so there weren’t many people around. It’s a beautiful area that has many restaurants and cafés.
Sibenik Old Town has plenty of interesting and cute restaurants, just like the one above.
Sibernik has 4 fortresses. One is in the sea, another in the old town, with the remaining two on a hill overlooking the town. We walked to the two on the hill today. See A Walk to Barone Fortress and St. John’s Fortress in Sibenik.
If you take the ferry from Sibenik to Zlarin, you’ll see Sibenik’s only sea fortress.
Sibenik is a pretty clean and orderly town, so I didn’t see much street art. The one above amused me though.
After all that walking, we deserved a coffee. We love the café culture in Croatia, so spend much of our time doing what the locals do – drinking coffee.
The main square in Sibenik has this amazing water clock. The fountains around the outer edge count the seconds. Once around is 1 minute. Every 5 minutes, the next row of fountains change. Every hour, the inner fountains change. If you look closely at the image above, you’ll see that this photo was taken at 12:10.
Book your hotel in Sibenik
When not staying at Airbnb apartments, our favorite booking website is agoda.com.