In 1066, Šibenik was first mentioned in a Charter of King Petar Kresimir IV who was staying in the fortified castle of St. Michael (now St. Anna). Froms1116-1124 and from 1125-1133 Šibenik was under Venetian rule. The Hungarian-Croatian king Stephen III. Árpád gave the town's autonomy in 1167. After a short tenure of the Byzantine dynasty (until 1180), the city was ruled alternately by the Hungarian-Croatian kings, Venice, the Bosnian King Stjepan Tvrtko and the Duke Hrvoje Vukcic Hrvatinić.
From 1412 to 1797 Šibenik came under Venetian rule once more. Šibenik was thereafter until 1918, separate from the period of French occupation with the rest of  Dalmatia part of Austria-Hungary.
On 28 August 1895 the first power plant with AC in Skradinski was developed from plans taken from Nikola Tesla and became operational on the Krka river. The city of Šibenik was thus one of the first cities in Croatia, which were lit by electricity.
In 1914 a garrison of Šibenik K.K. Landwehr was occupied with the Second Battalion of the K.K. 23rd Landwehr Infantry Regiment.
Towards the end of World War I, Šibenik was occupied by Italy and became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians (later Yugoslavia) as a result of the border treaty of Rapallo in 1920.
 With over 50,000 inhabitants, Sibenik has grown at a remarkable rate not just in terms of the growth rate on the Dalmatian Coast. The houses are grouped around the 2.5 km long estuary that forms a natural harbor and also is next to the city center. The sheltered location pulls in boaters who flock here on holiday happy to drop anchor. It was previously suggested that this would be an ideal base for a conquest. The importance of the city as a representative center for the Sibenik-Knin County is also evident in that Sibenik was the world's first city that was illuminated by electric light. This is especially due to the engineer Nikola Tesla and thanks to his inventions, the film "Coffee and Cigarettes" delivered a tribute.

is a historic city, which played a big role in the development and spread of the early Croatian state and is rich in cultural and historical monuments. The best known is undoubtedly the famous Cathedral of Sibenik, one of the original buildings of the late Middle Ages, which is primarily associated with the local master Juraj Dalmatinac Matejev. Today Sibenik is a tourist center in the area where the best-indented archipelago in Europe (Kornati) and karst hydrographical phenomena in the hinterland (buk Skradinski, Visovac, Roski) is located and is an ecologically attractive tourist destination on the Adriatic coast, where nature lovers, art lovers, active holidaymakers and those who might just want rest and relaxation only fully come into their own. e. 
Beaches near Sibenik
An urban beach is not far from the cathedral and the sprawling holiday complex Solaris is set in a slightly remote area, which can offer not only a comprehensive entertainment and sports program, but also cultivates the most beautiful beach in the region. Here you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas, swim in between the cafes and from mid-March to late October you can go camping.
The restaurants offer domestic specialties (lamb, grilled dishes, cooked under a baking lid - especially turkey). In Dolac, near the shore below the fort Anne, there are about a hundred cafés and bars.
Among the cultural events the highlights are: the International Children's Festival (last week of July and first week of August), the Organ Summer School (second half of August) and the summer of Sibenik. The feast of St. James, the patron saint of the city, is celebrated with great solemnity.
Recreational athletes, many sports facilities are available at the Jadrija beach such as the several beach volleyball courts. The waters off Sibenik offer good opportunities for sailing and rowing, and there are several diving clubs that offer courses. Especially rewarding are underwater photographic safaris. The Dubrava Hawking Centre organizes falconry courses. The courses are taught by experts, and advanced small game hunters (hare, pheasant, etc.) can take part. In Jadrtovac there is a riding school.

                        OUR TOWN

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1) St. Francis Church (Sveti Frane)  
2) city wall
3) Nicolas Church (St. Nicholas)
4) Barbara Church (St. Barbara)
5) Prince's Palace (Kneževa Palaca)
6) St. Jacob's Cathedral (Sveti Jakov)
7) City Lodge (Gradska loza)
8) Fortress of St. Ana (Sveta Ana or Sveti Mihovil)
9) Square of the Republic (Republic Square)
10) Assumption (Crkva Uspenie Bogomatere)
11) Bishop's Palace
12th) Seetor
13) fortress Subicevac
14th) Ivan fortress (Sveti Ivan)


Sons and daughters of the town

     * Arijan Ademi (* 1991), football player
     * Ivan Ergić, football player (currently Bursaspor)
     * Ivan Lukačić, Composer
     * Maksim Mrvica, pianist
     * Drazen Petrovic basketball players
     * Ante Rukavina, football player
     * Andrea Schiavone, Venetian painter
     * Gordon Shield field, football player
     * Nikola Tavelic, Franciscan
     * Niccolò Tommaseo, Italian poet
     * Roberto de Visiani, botanist
     * Goran Visnjic, actor
     * Faust Vrančić (Fausto Veranzio, 1551-1617), diplomat, minister, polymath and inventor



An urban beach banj is not far from the Cathedral  or something slightly away from the district lies the sprawling holiday complex Solaris, which can offer not only a comprehensive entertainment and sports program, but also cultivates the most beautiful beach in the region. Here you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas, swim in between the cafes and from mid-March to late October and camping.