Decision : CONF 204 X.C.1
The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik (Croatia)
Property: The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
Id. N°: 963
State Party: Croatia
Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iv)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property be on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv):
Criterion (i): The structural characteristics of the Cathedral of St James in Šibenik make it a unique and outstanding building in which Gothic and Renaissance forms have been successfully blended.
Criterion (ii): The Cathedral of St James is the fruitful outcome of considerable interchanges of influences between the three culturally different regions of Northern Italy, Dalmatia, and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. These interchanges created the conditions for unique and outstanding solutions to the technical and structural problems of constructing the cathedral vaulting and dome.
Criterion (iv): The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik is a unique testimony to the transition from the Gothic to the Renaissance period in church architecture.