Monument to Petar Krešimir IV, monument in Šibenik. For the city
of Šibenik, its inhabitants and ultimately Croatia, this monument is
extremely important, given the importance of the Croatian king for
the very history of Croatia. King Petar Krešimir IV. he returned the
borders of the Drava and Drina to Croatia and enabled free
navigation for the Croatian navy. King Krešimir IV first mentioned
this city in the heart of Dalmatia for the first time in 1066 in one
of his grants, on Christmas, thus inscribing Šibenik in history.
The very idea of erecting a monument in Šibenik existed for a long time, namely in 1944. Vladimir Nazor proposed the construction of a monument, and only in 1971 did the Municipal Assembly decide to build a monument. The Homeland War that followed in the 1990s further extended only the construction, and finally, in 2000, a monument to the powerful Croatian King Petar Krešimir IV was proudly unveiled in Šibenik. The author of the monument is the award-winning sculptor Marija Ujević.