Fortresses in Šibenik
Šibenik is called "Krešimirov grad" (Krešimir's city). It is the oldest native Croatian town on the eastern shores of the Adriatic. In the town of Šibenik there are four fortresses: St. Nicholas Fortress (Tvrđava Sv. Nikole), St. Michael Fortress (Tvrđava Sv. Mihovila), St. John Fortress (Tvrđava Sv. Ivana) and Šubićevac Fortress. St. Michael's fortress was built between 13th and 18th century on a steep hill 60 m above sea level, overlooking the estuary of the Krka river. The main gothic entrance is on the eastern side. Inside the fortress there are 2 water tanks, which were used by the soldiers. The other necessary chambers like bedrooms, storages and similar rooms are not preserved. From the walls is a wonderful view of the of Šibenik and the Kornati archipelago.
Linked to: Adriatic Sea