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|Fortress Kastel |
Hrvatska Kostajnica |
The fortress was built most probably in the 14th century and owned by the members of the noble families Frankopan, Lipovečki, Tot, Benvenjud and finally (in the 16th century) Zrinski, so it is today also known as „Zrinski fortress“ or „Zrinski castle“ (Croatian: Stari grad Zrinski). It was conquered by the Ottomans on 17 July 1556, but it was freed from their rule relatively fast, in 1688.
Situated on the bank of the river Una, the fortress has very strong walls and three towers. Having been in pretty bad shape before, it has been renewed in the recent years by the Croatian Ministry of culture.
- The town of Croatian Kostajnica
- Official tourist information page
- An outline of the archaeological topography of the Kostajnica and Dvor region
- Fortress photo
- Map with the border line between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Bird's-eye view of the fortress
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