Small but Mighty: Šibenik City Museum
If you are in Šibenik, do not miss to know its history! Šibenik is a historic city in Croatia and one of the best cultural places, located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea and is, in fact, one of the oldest Adriatic towns. Šibenik City Museum is a vital point on the map for you to get an insight into this magnificent city’s history.
Šibenik City Museum was founded back in 1925, on the occasion of the celebration of the thousandth anniversary of the Croatian Kingdom. A remarkable detail of the museum is that it is placed in the Duke’s Palace (a historical monument on its own) built during the 13th and 14th centuries. The Museum was moved into this building in 1975. It is a rather small, but surprisingly modern and very interesting museum. It is a complex type of museum and consists of archaeological, cultural-historic, and ethnographic departments. Its duties consist of collecting, taking care of, elaborating, and presenting the cultural-historical heritage of the Šibenik region. The two-floor exhibition is a good balance of interactive displays, local history films, artifacts, and original documents, dating from the 6th millennium BC to the end of the 18th century.
With our Cultural places app audio guide, you will hear more about the history of Šibenik, being a purely Croatian town, founded by Croats in the Middle Ages. However, you will also have a chance to learn about prehistory and the Roman period in the Šibenik area. Part of the tour is also reserved for troubled times of the city during the Venetian rule and plague epidemics. You will also learn about the baroque, renaissance, and gothic art and architecture in the city. Because Šibenik is a town that stands out due to a number of preserved old bronze bells, you will have a chance to observe them and hear a story behind the biggest of them.
The display together with our audio guide leads you through the time stages and puts Šibenik into context, which then makes it easier to make sense of the town as you wander through it later on. A special recommendation is to look out for the films with the aerial views of Šibenik, which are very good.
This is definitely a precious spot and you will benefit undoubtedly if you pay a visit, while in Šibenik.If you like to travel, visit cultural places, enjoy exhibitions and take photos we have something special for you – please do join us in the “60 Days around the Cultural World” adventure and participate in our Instagram photo contest running till the end of August 2018!