Day trip from Šibenik to Tesanj Castle

One of the country’s largest castles, overlooking the historic old town, visitors are treated to great views and a healthy dose of history. Though the hilltop has been fortified since Roman times, the current castle was built during the 15th century, a testament to the tumultuous history of Ottoman and Hungarian occupation. Under the Ottomans, the 6,296 square metre citadel housed a permanent army. The hill is nearly vertical on three sides, leaving only a winding approach up to the castle’s gate. Here, the charming Čaršija quarter, with a 17th century clock tower – one of only four still functioning, a rebuilt historic mosque, as well as old wooden market shops and tile-roofed cafes. The entrance-ticket-cum-postcard allows visitors to roam the grounds, or pay a visit to the museum tower.


Šibenik is a historic city in Croatia, located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea. Šibenik is a political, educational, transport, industrial and tourist center of Šibenik–Knin County and also the third-largest city in the historic region of Dalmatia. It is the oldest native Croatian town on the shores of the sea.

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