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St. John's Fortress

Tijatska 2, Sibenik 22000, Croatia
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An overgrown ruin

Worth a visit just for the fabulous view over Sibenik. You can drive up and there are parking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GAP5
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Haydon Bridge, United Kingdom
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Good views, pity about the cafe

It is worth the climb for the views from the top. On the top level they have put in an auditorium... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Peter M
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St. John's fortress is located on the hill, 115 m high above the old town centre of Sibenik. It was built up in 1646 in the form of a star according to the project of the Venetian military engineer Antonio Leni, in order to protect the town from Turkish attacks from the hinterland. It is interesting that the construction of the fortress lasted for only one month and a half (six weeks) because the inhabitants of Sibenik were afraid of Turkish attacks so they helped building it up, too.
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Tijatska 2, Sibenik 22000, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit just for the fabulous view over Sibenik. You can drive up and there are parking spaces next to Barone fort. St Johns fort is a short walk along a track from here. Walk around the fort and you can get in at...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

It is worth the climb for the views from the top. On the top level they have put in an auditorium which is an interesting addition and must be quite an experience to see live music in an old fort. There is a cafe at...More

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This attraction requires a lot of walking to get to the top of the fortress but is well worth it for the views it gives over Sibernik and coast in General. I would recommend it highly.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

I was very astonished by this fortress. It's very wild & peaceful. I was up there completely alone and I loved the tranquillity of the place. Not to mention the view..it's breathtaking. They are slowly renovating it, the renovation will finish in September 2019 and...More

Thank Anja G
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Lot of trash, nothing else but nice view. Path full of dog crap. So be careful. Barb wire along side.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I live nearby this place so basicly I grown up here 😎 this fortress has one of most beautiful views in Šibenik area. Sunsets are pricless. Game of thrones was filming here! So that is the greatest recommendations for this place.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I think there's a beautiful view, but everywhere you look there's junk... You can find the way easy but there is no table about this fortress

Thank Kovács L
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Worth the climb up for the views of the town, sea and islands. Whilst I'm sure the new modern additions make a fantastic arena and auditorium for live shows, I'm not sure about using a beautiful old fortress in this way and whether it detracts...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

St. John's is very cool. It is a ruin so allow your imagination to go wild. It is about a 5 minute walk along an easy horizontal path from the first fortress, which you reach via a steep hill's walk (which does not take long...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

This fortress is very close to the Subicevac fortress which has been developed and therefore has an entry fee. A couple of minutes walk down the track will take you to St John's Fortress, slightly higher up on the hill. It's more of a ruin,...More

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