Sibenik rises majestically over the river Krka which flows into the crystal-blue Adriatic Sea. Surrounded by rugged cliffs, incredible woodlands and scenic waterfalls, it is no wonder that the tv-series Game of Thrones has chosen the city and its surrounding area as the location for many of its most breathtaking scenes. In Sibenik, experience a modern city in a fairy-tale setting unlike no other in the world.
The medieval coastal city of Sibenek has been built predominantly with stone, and with most of the streets in the centre being too narrow for cars, it’s a perfect place to wander around and explore quaint little streets and charming squares. Here you will find plenty of small cafés and shops that enhance the feeling of having travelled back in time. A place of strategic importance, the city boasts four different fortresses, all built between the 15th and 17thcentury. Fans of Game of Thrones will be able to recognise the fortifications as well as the cityscape, used as the setting for the magical city of Braavos. The jewel of the city is undoubtedly the UNESCO Heritage Site-listed Cathedral of St James, with its gorgeous interlocked stones, Venetian design and breathtaking interior. The beautiful medieval garden of the St Lawrence Monastery, with its medicinal herbs and bright flowers also merits a visit, as does the stunning Town Hall. For a more modern experience, head to the Dalmare Shopping Center, where fashionable shops, restaurants and cinemas will help you relax and unwind.
When the sun sets over the Adriatic, go for an evening stroll along the Riva – the waterfront of the city, and choose one of many restaurants as the place to explore the local Dalmatian cuisine. Freshly caught grilled fish is definitely worth a taste, and local specialities like pasticada and black risotto are not to be missed. Enjoying a glass of local Croatian wine will complement your dinner beautifully, rounding off the perfect holiday experience.
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