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Churches in Sibenik #2

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Hidden : 04/21/2015
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

There are few cities that can boast in the way Šibenik can, with its wealth of religious facilities. Šibenik is a town with 24 churches of which 12 are used for the service of God whilst the rest have different purpose: museums, gallerys, atelliers...In a research of the coordinates for this cache you will have to visit this six churches:

 

 


St. Dominic's Church is located in the western part of the city on the shore. Until 1910 it was a Renaissance building, but it then took on Gothic style characteristics. Located inside the church are two valuable wooden altars, the tomb of the Bishop Arrigonio from Šibenik, and an organ that was built in 1818 by the craftsman Gaetano Macatelli.

 

St Barbara's church is a Gothic monument. It is a single-naved church whose construction began around 1400. Above the main entrance points is a Gothic niche in which there is a sculpture of St. Nicholas – the work of art of Italian master, Bonino, from Milan. On the northern wall a Gothic window can be seen in which the lower part a sculptor work is situated ordered as an oath in 1419 by the Šibenik doctor Marko. It is a unique example of a Medieaval relief presentation of a doctor on the eastern Adriatic coast.

St. Barbara's Church today is a small ecclesiastical museum in which the most valuable works of art from 14th to 17th century are exhibited.

 

St. Nicholas' Church was built in the 17th century in a Baroque style. Located inside, along with a number of tombs, are sailboat models as votive offerings. Its facade ends with a distaff shaped bell tower, and the bottom parts are divided by windows and a portal of simple frames. Inside, on the cassetted ceiling fields, you can find holy icons and portraits of donors in folk costumes carrying inscriptions with their names.

The Church of the Holy Spirit can be found in the centre of the city on Dinka Zavorovića Square and was built in the 17th century according to a project by Antun Nogulović. The church is adorned with a beautiful stone facade with a stunning Baroque style rosette.

 

St. Krševan’s Church is the oldest preserved religious facility, and dates back to the 12th century. It was built in the Romanesque style. Until World War II it served for worship, and was extremely damaged during the war. After its restoration, it became a gallery area for the Šibenik Museum and today is the Gallery of St. Krševan.

 

The church of St. Lucy is a Roman Catholic convent with the church.

It was founded by Nicholas Ručić and Nikola Buronja in year 1639, and some architectural elements of the monastery complex dating from the Romanesque period (12th century). This monastery has a remarkable contribution to the development of education in Sibenik.

In the 21st century, renovated, and thereby found romanic entrance, the old Romanesque plaster, painted beams from the 16th century and a small kitchen.

Benedictine nuns have been working on the preservation and restoration of both inherited cultural and artistic heritage. In June 2008, the nuns of the monastery opened the permanent exhibition of the monastery collection. There are sacred items for liturgical use, a variety of paintings and sculptures, works of art and old manuscripts from the 17th century.

 

By answering the questions you will get numbers that will give you the coordinates where the cache is set , if you include them in the formula instead of letters.

 

The cache is set at: N 43 44.XXX;   E 015 53.YYY

XXX=(A*10)+(B*2)+ (C*3);      YYY=F-(E*14)-(D*25)-1

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Frnfvqr, ybj, obeq

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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