UNESCO Presents World Heritage Certificate to Šibenik; Croatia Week

Croatia – Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar

UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture, Francesco Bandarin, has presented the head of Šibenik-Knin County, Goran Pauk, the certificate of inscription to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The presentation of the certificate took place at the Croatian National Theatre in Šibenik on Thursday with a number of dignitaries in attendance, including Croatia’s Culture Minister.

On 9 July 2017 at the 41st meeting of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Poland, the Venetian Works of defence between 15th and 17th centuries were inscribed as UNESCO protected World Heritage sites.

This property consists of 15 components of defence works in Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro, spanning more than 1,000 kilometres between the Lombard region of Italy and the eastern Adriatic Coast.

The Croatian sites include the defensive system of Zadar and St. Nicholas Fortress in Šibenik.

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