In recent years the City of Šibenik decided to develop and promote its historic fortresses as cultural centres, both for the benefit of residents and to attract tourism. This strategy has been a great success: the institution managing the fortresses employs 25 people year-round and is financially self-sustaining. St. Michael’s Fortress has been named one the top historical destinations in Croatia, attracting over 100,000 visitors per year.
One of those visitors writes for the prestigious American daily, the Washington Post; her article, On Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, the sleepy city of Sibenik shakes things up, was published on 18 January 2019.
Read about the St. Michael’s redevelopment project in the Good Practices database.