|UNESCO #963 - St James Cathedral in Šibenik - CROATIA|
Friday, November 15, 2013
Šibenik - CROATIA - UNESCO #963
When we speak about Croatia, almost everybody thinks in Dubrovnik, but there are lots of historic towns as beautiful as Dubrovnik and much less crowded with tourists. When I went there in 2011 I remember my amazement while visiting those wonderful towns in Dalmatia like Šibenik and specially Trogir. Thank you so much Agi for this nice adding to my UNESCO collection. 225 down, only 756 to go. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik (1431-1535), on the Dalmatian coast, bears witness to the considerable exchanges in the field of monumental arts between Northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The three architects developed a structure built entirely from stone and using unique construction techniques for the vaulting and the dome of the Cathedral. The form and the decorative elements of the Cathedral, such as a remarkable frieze decorated with 71 sculptured faces of men, women, and children, also illustrate the successful fusion of Gothic and Renaissance art.