FORTE CULTURA Station: Fortress of Culture Šibenik (HR)

The Guardians of Šibenik

Experience history in a modern way

Šibenik is one of the oldest Croatian towns and is located in a natural harbour at the protected mouth of the Krka River. Šibenik is not only surrounded by two national parks and home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but is also known as the "city of fortresses".

Once the defenders (guardians) of Šibenik, in recent years the fortresses have been transformed from sleeping beauties into lively places. Based on revitalisation projects, the fortresses have been equipped with a wide range of recreational and educational functions. Discover with FORTE CULTURA the Guards of Šibenik - St. Michael, Barons and St. John's Fortress, enjoy events in the House of Arts Arsen and learn more about the centuries-old tradition in the Croatian Coral Centre Zlarin.

Events in the Šibenik Cultural Fortress

The cultural tourism event, which takes place at established monuments of cultural heritage (fortresses, forts, castles...), was organised for the first time in 2022 on the territory of Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina as a result of the joint European project FORTITUDE.

Over the past two years, the event has promoted and connected the programme at more than 45 fortress locations in 6 countries: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Romania and Serbia. Night of Fortresses is part of the European Fortress Summer.

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Public Institution Fortress of Culture Šibenik
Vodička 4, 22000 Šibenik, Croatia
Tel: +385 (0)91 497 5547

Kulturfestung Šibenik kompakt (pdf)

Opening hours:

Monday-Sunday 09.00 - 21.00

Montag-Sonntag 09.00 – 21.00


  • Free admission: members of professional organisations (ICOM), children under 7 years of age
  • *The combined ticket for the 3 fortresses and the ticket for the Barone & St John fortress can be used once within 7 days of purchase.
  • The AR device and audio guide can be used free of charge.
  • The family ticket is valid for parents/guardians and their children under the age of 18.
  • Visitor insurance is included.


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