Sibenik as It Once Was: Life in the 17th Century (Spectacular Video)

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Sibenik’s impressive fortress story continues. Widely seen by the half a million visitors to St Michael’s Fortress, take a journey back in time to this wonderful portrayal of the city’s life and history in the 17th century. Beautiful and educational. 

This year so far has been a rich one for travel all over Croatia, and I have been fortunate to have had some outstanding experiences in several locations which were hitherto unknown to me. 

One of the absolute highlights remains the city of Sibenik, one of the most underrated destinations in Croatia, and one which is doing everything right and has a very bright future. Without repeating myself, you can read why in a detailed photo essay of why Sibenik is such a magical visit.

One of the top stories in the development of tourism in Sibenik, apart from the new marina and five-star hotel has been the development of its impressive fortresses, which have been upgraded using EU funds, and which now boast the city’s second UNESCO World Heritage Site (St. Nicholas), arguably one of Europe’s most spectacular concert arenas (St. Michael) and a more intimate (and interactive) experience with astonishing views at Barone (and don’t forget to try the superb appetiser menu, complete with local products from the sea and the hinterland). 


In among all the innovation, beautiful presentation and outstanding views of the sea and islands in front of Sibenik, one of the most impressive things that stays with me still from that visit was the promotional video that was playing at St. Michael’s Fortress during our visit. The Sibenik Fortress project is strong on promotion and on education, and the authentic portrayal of life in the city in the 17th century in the words of a local at the time, was absolutely brilliantly done. And widely watch – at least by visitors to the fortress (more than 500,000 so far). I looked for it on YouTube and was surprised that it has been viewed just 1,000 times. It is excellent and deserves a wider audience. So if you are one of the more than half a million who have already visited Sibenik’s fortresses, why not relive that experience again, and if not – here is your chance to learn a little more about why Sibenik is one of the rising stars of tourism in Dalmatia. 


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