About Us

Public Institution Fortress of Culture Šibenik is founded in June 2016. It originated from the Department for Management of Fortification System Facilities of Šibenik City Museum, which was established in 2014. 

The institution today manages three revitalized Šibenik's Fortresess, St. Michael's, Barone and St. John's Fortress. From May 2021, Fotress of Culture also manages House of Arts Arsen, new city stage for music and stage events, cinema screenings, plays, exhibitions - a venue that is in fact renovated former cinema.

Fortress of Culture also manages City Point, the information centre of Šibenik fortresses which promotes the activities and programes held on fortresses, and serves as fortresses sales desk in the Šibenik city centre.



Fortress of Culture is synonym for excellence in cultural heritage management and in cultural events organization. 



Fortress of Culture takes care of Šibenik's fortification system heritage and manages its sustainable use by organizing cultural events for citizens and visitors of Šibenik.



  • Cultural heritage management using contemporary and innovative approaches, including financial sustainability.
  • Strengthening the perception of Šibenik's Fortresses as a platform for the promotion of cultural and creative industries through the organization of cultural events.
  • Providing attractive cultural and entertainment contents - whether educational, musical or gastronomic programs; film, dance or others.
  • Cultural audience development and its education.
  • Active promotion and dissemination of interest for cultural and historical heritage, its contents and programs in public.



Public Cultural Institution Fortress of Culture Šibenik

Vodička 4, 22000 Šibenik

+385 (0)91 497 55 47

PIN: 09301205081

IBAN: HR2324020061844400003


Director: Gorana Barišić Bačelić



10/2022 Cultural Attraction of the Year - House of Art Arsen (Croatian National Tourist Board)

10/2022  Acknowledgement for the manifestation The Night of the Fortresses, Event of the Year (Croatian National Tourist Board)

11/2020 EFFORTS award for the best European Fortress Day 2020 programme (EFFORTS general assembly, Oudenaarde)

10/2020 Cultural Heritage in Action Catalogue Of Good Practices, Fortress of Culture Šibenik 

12/2018 Zlatna Buola – Fortress of Culture Šibenik (Šibenik-knin county Tourist Bord, Šibenik)

11/2018 EFFORTS award for the best European Fortress Day 2018 programme (EFFORTS general assembly, Venice)

03/2018 Economía Creativa recognition - Cultural Heritage: Innovative Audience Development Best Practices - Šibenik Fortresses Friends Club  

05/2017 Silver MIXX Award Virtual and Augumented Reality – Barone Fortress: Storytelling in AR (MIXX Europe Awards, Amsterdam)

03/2017 Editors Choice - St. Michael's Fortress signage system  (authors: Karlo Kazinoti, Mišo Komenda, Iris Klarić)

(IIID Awards, Intern. Institute of Information Technology, Vienna)

03/2017 Golden Plautilla Award – Quality and innovation in historical cities management; Bronze Plautilla Award – Barone Fortress (International Congress of Ancient Cities, Solin)

02/2017 Grand PRiX Best Communication Project in Public Sector in 2016 (Croatian Public Relations Association)

12/2016 Zlatna Buola – Barone Fortress, Cultural Attraction of the Year (Šibenik-knin county Tourist Bord, Šibenik)

10/2016 Cultural Attraction of the Year - Barone Fortress (Croatian National Tourist Board)

09/2016 Best Croatian movie – documentary film Barone (Zagreb Tourfilm Festival, Zagreb Tourist Board)

02/2016 MIXX Award: Inovative Use of technology – Barone Fortress: Storytelling in AR (Communication Days, Rovinj)

02/2015 Grand PRiX: Best Communication Project in Public Sector in 2014 (Croatian Public Relations Association)

10/2014 Cultural Attraction of the Year - St. Michael’s Fortress (Croatian National Tourist Board)


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