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Cathedral of Saint James (Sibenik)
Trg Republike Hrvaste 1
Tel. (022) 214 418
Description of Cathedral of Saint James
Cathedral of Saint James is the most famous structure in Sibenik
as it is on a UNESCO World Heritage list. Original Cathedral of Saint James dates back to
1298, but growing population of Sibenik raised a necessity of
construction a larger church to house all the residents. Church was
constructed started in 1431 and lasted for over a century.
Cathedral of Saint James was finally finished in 1536 in a
splendid Italian Renaissance architectural styles. Its dome reached a
height of 32 meters on the inside.
Cathedral of Saint James design and construction
was performed under supervision of several Croatian and Italian
architects including Francesco di Giacomo, Lorenzo Pincino, Pier
Paolo Bussato, Bonino da Milano, Giorgio da Sebenico, Andrija
Budcic and Grubis Slafcic. Due to the
length of its construction and several generations of different architects the
main church of Sibenik acquired both Gothic and Renaissance styles.
Cathedral of Saint James was finally consecrated in 1555. It
underwent some minor renovation projects between 1850 and 1860.
recent Balkan wars Cathedral of Saint James got some minor damages
in 1991, but it was repaired since then.