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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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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 weeks ago
Sonja K
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Zagreb, Croatia
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62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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790 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 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!

1 Thank Reckless_V-o-L
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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank karloveza
London, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is one of 3 fortresses that are in Sibernik and this is the best one due to the size, amount of information given and also the views. This fortress also holds gigs during the summer.

Thank Deano T
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I'm sure there is a lot of history and local tradition, not to mention the great view, but unfortunately, we climb to the entrance only to find out that the gates were being closed at 4 p.m (Autumn period). Make sure to check the working hours, to spare your self the disapointment

Thank Ellie P
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We have visited this Fortress on 3 occasions and it simply takes our breath away. The newly constructed outdoor theatre invites you to attend the many concerts during the summer season.

Thank Val G
cityp0int, Guest Relations Manager at St. Michael's Fortress, responded to this review

Hi Val, thank you so much! We absolutely agree, it's the best view in Šibenik! For our evening events on open-air stage, check events calendar on our website and follow us on Facebook! Best regards, Ivana More 

Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This 600 year old fortress just had an amazing renovation! There is a really nicely done display of parts of the interior, a new amphitheatre, and beautiful views of the city and the surrounding islands. Not to be missed.

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

Dear Gad, Thank you for your kind words! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at St. Michael's Fortress. Don't forget to visit Barone Fortress which is included in your ticket! Regards, Melani More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed taking our children aged 8 and 6 to see this fantastic, centuries old fortress. Awe inspiring views across the Adriatic to the ocean, offering a delightful sunset like no other. We climbed the steps and walked the perimeter walls, discovering the amphitheatre and marvelling in the beauty of the stonework and layout of this impressive structure.

Thank Rstock76

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