Komotin Fort

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Jajce Municipality

Komotin Castle is a ruined castle in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Jajce Municipality.

Background[edit]

Komotin is believed to have been built in the early 14th century. The last Bosnian King Stephen Tomašević issued a charter which gave Komotin to his uncle Radivoj Kotromanić.

The architecture shows that komotin was a manorial court, but its positioning high on a hill that was difficult to access other than by narrow winding paths made it easily defendable. Once intruders and invaders had gotten up the path they then had a moat to contend with that could only be crossed by drawbridge. The walls of the manor were between 1.2 and 1.4 metres (3.9 and 4.6 ft) thick, with a rectangular shape. Within the walls was also a large and small bailey, plus quarters and accommodations.[1]

Protection[edit]

As of late the castle has been deemed important as a national monument and has been listed as a protected building.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Komotin fort, the historic site". kons.gov.ba. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 

Coordinates: 44°24′20″N 17°19′05″E / 44.405556°N 17.318056°E / 44.405556; 17.318056