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Srebrenik - Old Town

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Srebrenik - Old Town

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Corridor: Diagonal Road
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Srebrenik
Type: Fortress
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Fortresses
World Heritage:
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The Old Town of Srebrenik is located on the northeastern slopes of the Majevica Mountain. The town was built on a high, steep and almost inaccessible rock above the valley of the Tinja River.
The town of Srebrenik used to have a great strategic importance in certain historical periods. It played a role in the process of defending wide areas. In mediaeval times, it defended the area south of the Sava River from Hungarian aspirations.
The appearance of the Old Town is determined by the terrain nature. The town was built on a rock that rises 50 to 70 m above the surrounding ground. It can be entered through a gatehouse (kapi-kula) located on the southeastern slope. There is a large artificial channel in front of the slope, so that the town can only be accessed over a wooden bridge.
The upper part of the town consists of the main tower, cistern and residential building that was its most representative part during the mediaeval times.

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