Sailing Holidays in Skradin, Split - Central Dalmatia, Croatia

Sailing Holidays in Skradin

Skradin is a small Mediterranean town with narrow paved streets, passages, vaults and stairs. The entire town core represents a protected cultural monument. It contains houses dating from the 18th and 19th century which are stuccoed in the manner typical for Venice and areas under her influence. The medieval fortress of Turina was constructed during the government of the Croatian governor Pavao Šubić (1273 - 1312) on the site of an ancient city from the Liburnian period. We can recommend you to take a walk to the hill and enjoy the view. Baroque Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary was built in the 18th century and it is resting on the base from the old cathedral, which was destroyed by the Turks. The church has a very valuable musical instrument. Pipe organ from the 18th century, which is part of the national cultural heritage. The most recognizable symbol of Skradin is the tower clock (campanile) from 1872. Because of its weight it was built on the nearest cliff instead of beside the church, which was the usual custom. On the streets of Skradin you will find the pleasant atmosphere of a small Dalmatian town, especially during the Skradin festival of klapa singing (a capella singing typical for the Croatian Adriatic) or during the celebration of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary.