21 May 2015

The Castle of Sokol

Near Dubrovnik, in a small region Konavle, there is a defensive medieval castle– Sokol Grad. It is built on a cliff more than 25 meters high and was most likely used for military purposes. Historical artifacts suggest that on this spot was a prehistoric structure, an ancient and a late-antiquity fortress. The earliest records about the fortress are from the year 1391.

The fortress came under the authority of the Republic of Dubrovnik in 1423.It played an important military role in the 16th and the 17th centuries. After the fortress lost its significance, Dubrovnik army abandoned it at the beginning of the 18th century. Since then (350 years) fortress was forgotten and abandoned. Two years ago, after long renovations fortress is turned into a medieval tourist attraction.... And I finally managed to visit it.
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1 comment:

Lilian said...

I love places like this. I could roam around there for hours and hours. Your pictures are great by the way.