In the heart of Dalmatia is situated the city of Šibenik, the most beautiful jewel of dalmatian coast. In accordance wwith european architectural and artistic trends, the inhabitants of Šibenik built houses, palaces and churches with magnificent portals and unusual details. Every stone has its own story about history, tradition, art and culture. Its own historic center is under UNESCO protection as world cultural and historical heritage. Among many monuments the most famous is St. James cathedral from 15th century. in downtown there are 24 churches.
The city of Šibenik once was protected by 4 magnificent fortresses (St. Michael, Barone, St. John, St. Nicholas). Besides many historical monuments the city is nowadays a very significant tourist center, many hotels, natural parks Krka and Kornati islands.