Two historic sites on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast are set to receive UNESCO World Heritage status.
One of the most famous sights in Šibenik – St. Nicholas Fortress – and Zadar’s fortified city walls and gates have been accepted to be listed as UNESCO protected World Heritage sites, reports Vijesti.hr.
Once the largest city-fortress in the entire Republic of Venice, Zadar’s city defence walls allowed it keep more of its independence than most of its neighbouring cities, and meant that it was never captured by the Turks.
Built by Venetians, the city walls have had several entrances knocked through them at more secure points in Zadar’s history. Today only portions of the walls and eight gates remain.