The town is surrounded by the fortresses of St. John, St. Michael and Subicevac that, together with the fortress of St. Nicholas, make the symbol of the centuries long no subjugation of Sibenik, confirmed in the recent Fatherland War.
The St. Jacob’s, the cathedral of Sibenik, built for over a century, is a testimony of persistency, sacrifice and belief of the generations of inhabitants of Sibenik. By many things it is unique not only in the Croatian architecture, but in the European as well: it is entirely built of stone, no other material being used! It is unique by the brave structure of stone slabs and ribs, with no binding material, it is also unique among renaissance churches by its trefoil front facade.
Finally, it is unique by the harmony of its architecture and the row of 71 realistic sculptural portraits around the apses.