St. James Bascilica.

machka

Joined March 2011

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St. James Bascilica in Sibenik, Croatia is dedicated to Saint James the Greater, but in Croatian Sv. Jakov is translated to both St. James and St. Jacob in English. Consequently the bascilica is often referred to as St. Jacobs in English. It is a triple-nave basilica with three apses and a dome (32 m high inside). It is the most important architectural monument of the Renaissance in the entire country. Although plans for its construction had already begun in 1298, the building of the church was initiated in 1402, when Šibenik became a municipality. The actual work to transform the older Romanesque cathedral began in 1431. Built entirely of stone: limestone from a nearby stone quarry and marble from the island of Brač, it was completed in three phases: from 1433 to 1441 The roof and dome is made from stone and there are no supporting beams or materials used. It is my understanding that this same marble from island of Brac was used in the construction of the White House and all the monuments in Washington DC.

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