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Nehaj Fortress

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Nehaj Fortress

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Corridor: Via Adriatica
Country: Croatia, Senj
Type: Fortress
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Fortresses
World Heritage:
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The Nehaj fortress, the symbol of Senj, was built in 1558 under the supervision of the captain and the general of the Croatian military area Ivan Lenkovic and the captain Herbart VIII. It was built with the material of the ruined churches, monasteries and houses, which were situated outside the city walls. It is of square shape and its angles point to each side of the world. The fortress is 18 m high and 23 m wide. You could enter it by the steps and over the wooden bridge through the narrow double-doors. The walls are 2 – 3.30 m thick. Toward the top, they become narrower and narrower, and they end with the crown on which corners there are five little towers.

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