Gradačac Castle

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Gradačac Castle
Gradačac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Gradačac Castle
Gradačac Castle is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gradačac Castle
Gradačac Castle
Coordinates 44°48′18″N 18°35′35″E / 44.805°N 18.593°E / 44.805; 18.593

Gradačac Castle (Bosnian: Dvorac Gradačac) is a castle located in Gradačac in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] Gradačac Castle is situated at an altitude of 138 m.[2]

Gradačac Castle has a fort with 18-metre high walls built between 1765 and 1821, and a 22-metre high watchtower, built in 1824 by Husein-kapetan Gradaščević on foundations made originally by the Romans. It is finished in the 19th century. In 1831 general rallied the Bosnians against the Turkish occupation and drove the Ottomans out to Kosovo, winning Bosnia its sovereignty for the coming year. Therefore, fortification has great historic importance for Bosnians. It has been recently renovated.

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Gradacac fortress