The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik

The Cathedral of Saint James in Sibenik

The Cathedral of Saint James in Sibenik is a Gothic-Renaissance construction built entirely from stone. It was built in three phases, by three architects, between 1431 and 1535.

Country : Croatia
Construction period : 1431-1535
Architects :  Francesco di Giacomo, Georgius Mathei Dalmaticus and Niccolò di Giovanni Fiorentino
Inscription : 2000

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.

  • It is the only cathedral in the whole of Europe constructed entirely of stone. No wooden architectural elements were used for its building.
  • It is also the first construction in the whole of Europe, the assemblage of which was based on a unique system of inter grooved stone plates
  • The cathedral suffered damage during both World War II and the fighting in 1991

Sources :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik_Cathedral

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/963

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