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Address: Zagradje 21, Sibenik 22000, Croatia
Phone Number:
+385 91 497 5547
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

St. Michael's Fortress is the place where the city of Šibenik was born....

St. Michael's Fortress is the place where the city of Šibenik was born. Built during the Middle Ages on a hill in the middle of the town, it provides a breathtaking view of Šibenik and it's surroundings. Experience the most prestigious open-air stage in the Mediterranean through shows, concerts and other evening events. The ticket includes free entrance to Šibenik's newest attraction - Barone Fortress.

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Nice view

Panoramic great view from the top. There was very few visitors - in March, some parts were closed. It must be amazing to be on a concert here.

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Sonja K
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Vichte, Belgium
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the fortress during our stay in Sibernik and were pretty underwhelmed by the experience. The government has recently entirely refreshed the fortress, which takes away a lot of its authenticity. I cannot say that the remodeling work is done badly, it just doesn't fit with the history, nor look and feel of the place. There should not be... More 

Thank mvanhorenbeeck
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. Michael's Fortress is newly renovated spot in Šibenik tourist offer. The fortress is situated almost in the centre of town and it is easily to find. The price of the entrance ticket is around 7 euros but ticket covers entrance also to the other fortress in the town (Barone). All historical informations are available on boards at the fortress... More 

Thank Jelena M
Zagreb, Croatia
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251 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. Michael's Fortress is very nice fortress. Now it's restored and looks perfect. View from Fortress on Šibenik and islands are impressive.

Thank iAdriano
Cairns, Australia
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220 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the middle of the old town on a hill. We did not walk up the hill but drove. The shell of the fortress is basically all that exists. Great views to all directions. I think what spoils the fortress is the permanent seating setup for functions. Rows of plastic seats in a very old fortress. Really. 100kuna to... More 

Thank leanneandtony
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the other reviewers stated: the view is spectacular and made more interesting if you read about the history of the fort or watch the video at the main entrance by the cistern. The video is several minutes in length (with English subtitles only) and gives a thorough and interesting depiction of life during the time of the fort and... More 

Thank travelmom0007
Zagreb, Croatia
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great place and viewpoint, pat of the fortresses tour. Make sure you visit all of them. Refreshments available, but souvenir shop was not at its best (maybe because the summer season has not yet started).

Thank A_Priscan
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Panoramic great view from the top. There was very few visitors - in March, some parts were closed. It must be amazing to be on a concert here.

Thank Sonja K
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This fortress has a great view. Visited on November so there were not many people(3). It was renovated for concerts so maybe combine visit and some concert to get a full experinece.

1 Thank Tomislav B
Cologne, Germany
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793 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Sadly, we had no chance to enjoy any shows at this pretty place. Its located on hills which provides you a fantastic 360° view over the city. A perfect photo spot!

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cityp0int, Front Office Manager at St. Michael's Fortress, responded to this review

Hi Reckless_V-o-L! I'm glad you enjoyed the fortress. Don't worry, the concert season is almost here. Follow us on Facebook and check out our concert schedule. Regards from the sunny town of Šibenik, Melani More 

Sibenik, Croatia
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

City of Šibenik is built on this fortress. For many years it was in awful condition but now when it is restored and clean it is a one on the most beautiful places in Šibenik-knin county and whole Dalmatian region. Panoramic view is amazing. Many concerts are held at this place and historical story about this place is great. When... More 

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