From UNESCO’s website : “The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik : 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 who succeeded one another in the construction of the Cathedral - Francesco di Giacomo, Georgius Mathei Dalmaticus and Niccolò di Giovanni Fiorentino - 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.” And while you are there, do drop by Civitas Sacra which is a museum dedicated to everything that is the Cathedral. It does a great job in presenting the information about the cathedral over 4 floors in an easy and interactive flow. This is one museum that I spent a Long time in and was really impressed by it. It opened it doors to the public only this year and I am wishing it well and wishing great things for it!
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