List of fortifications in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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This is a list of fortifications in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including fortresses and castles, arranged alphabetically.

List[edit]

The list is based on body of work in Bosnia and Herzegovina historiography.[1][2][3][4]

Castle Location Type Constructed/
earliest mention
Notes Image
Bijela Tabija Vratnik (Sarajevo) c. 1550 Bijela Tabija (English: White Bastion) is an old fort overlooking the historic core of Sarajevo. It is a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bijela tabija.JPG
Blagaj Mostar Old Blagaj fort.jpg
Bobovac Vareš/Kraljeva Sutjeska Bobovac.jpg
Bočac Fortress Bočac Тврђава Бочац.jpg
Borač Castle Brčigovo Fortified town with noble court 1244 (13th century)[5][2] Borač was noble court of Radinović-Pavlović and one of the largest and most important fortified towns of medieval Bosnia Pavlovic CoA.png
Bosanska Krupa Fortress Bosanska Krupa Bosanska Krupa 1.jpg
Bužim Castle Bužim Buzim Castle, Bosnia-Herzegovina.JPG
Branković Tower Trebinje Кула Бранковића.jpg
Captain's Citadel Bihać Bihacka-kula.jpg
Citadel Počitelj Počitelj 1383 Bosnia and Herzegovina-02166 - Počitelj (10476710854).jpg
Daorson Ošanjići, Stolac Daorson.jpg
Fazlagić Tower Gacko 1735
Fortress of Doboj Doboj 13th century Doboj fortress!.jpg
Glamoč Fortress Glamoč 14th century Medieval fortress Glamoč.JPG
Gradačac Castle Gradačac 1765 Gradacac 08.JPG
Gradina Pale 15th century Gradina Pavlovića.jpg
Greben Fort Krupa na Vrbasu Tvrdjava Greben 2221dfd.jpg
Hodidjed Sarajevo
Hutovo Fortress Hutovo Blato Hadzibegov grad (5).JPG
Jajce Castle Jajce 14th century Medieval Hill (36735599552).jpg
Kamengrad Fort Sanski Most Kamengrad on the Bliha Donji Kraji Bosnia Kupreskic 16c.png
Kamičak Fort Ključ
Kastel Fortress Banja Luka NKD136 Tvrđava Kastel Banja Luka.jpg
Ključ Fortress Ključ Kljuc, hrad z 14. stol.jpg
Komotin Castle Jajce 14th century
Kotor Castle Kotor Varoš Hrvoje Vukčić's seat, before moving it to Jajce Castle
Kozograd Fojnica The royal summer-residence, King Tomaš office, Queen Katarina last refuge from Ottoman invasion
Ljubuški Fortress Ljubuški Burg Ljubuski, Kroatien.jpg
Maglaj Fortress Maglaj Gradina 1.JPG
Miljacka, Old Town Pale 15th century Stari grad na sastavcima.jpg
Momčilo's Citadel Drvar
Old town of Visoki Visoko Old town Visoki.jpg
Orašac Fort Kulen Vakuf
Ostrožac Castle Cazin 16th century Utvrda Ostrozac01.JPG
Ostrovica Castle Kulen Vakuf Kulen Vakuf Ostrovica 2.JPG
Pavlovac Castle Prača (Pale-Prača) Fortified town with noble court 1392 (14th century)[5][2] Pavlovac was noble court of Radinović-Pavlović and one of the largest and most important fortified towns of medieval Bosnia Pavlovic CoA.png
Prusac Fortress Prusac Durch Bosnien und die Herzegovina kreuz und quer; Wanderungen (1897) (14595323987).jpg
Prince Marko's Tower Višegrad Кула Краљевића Марка.jpg
Smajilagić's Citadel, Upper Town Livno Livno Perspektiva3.jpg
Samobor Castle Hladila

Samobor - Stari grad 06.jpg

Soko grad (fortress) Šipovo 1357 Соко град, Плива 2 NKD765.jpg
Soko Fort[6] Soko, Gračanica
Srebrenica Srebrenica 1333 Srebrenica Stari Grad.JPG
Srebrenik Fortress Srebrenik 1333 Let vrtulnikem11 - hrad Srebrenik (13.-18. stol.) jeste lepe.jpg
Stolac / Vidoški Stolac Stari grad Stolac.jpg
Tešanj Castle Tešanj Gradina 1.jpg
Travnik Castle Travnik Travnička tvrđava.jpg
Velika Kladuša Castle Velika Kladuša Velika Kladusa, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Castle.JPG
Visuć Citadel (Black Queen's Citadel) Drvar
Vranduk Fortress Vranduk Vranduk.jpg
Vratnik, Walled City of Sarajevo c. 1727-1739 "Walled city of Vratnik" lies within wider eponymous Sarajevo neighborhood, fortified after brief 1697 terror-raid of Prince Eugene of Savoy. In 2005 it's designated national monument of BiH. Vratnik walls, Sarajevo.JPG
Vrnograč Castle Vrnograč, Velika Kladusa Vrnograc Castle, Bosnia-Herzegovina.JPG
Vujadin's Citadel Livno Livno Kula.jpg
Zvečaj Fortress Zvečaj Тврђава Звечај.jpg
Zvornik fortress Zvornik c. 12th century Zvornik fortress main structure.jpg
Žuta Tabija Vratnik (Sarajevo) c. 1727-1739 Žuta Tabija (English: Yellow Bastion), built between 1727 and 1739, is an old fort overlooking the historic core of Sarajevo. It is a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Zuta tabija.jpg

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Marko Vego (1957). Naselja bosanske srednjevjekovne države (in Bosnian). Sarajevo: Svjetlost.
  2. ^ a b c Alija Bejtić (1966). Rogatica, Srednji vijek (in Bosnian). Sarajevo: Svjetlost.
  3. ^ Desanka Kovačević-Kojić (1987). Gradska naselja srednjovjekovne Bosanske države (in Bosnian). Sarajevo: Veselin Masleša.
  4. ^ Đurđević, Tihomir (1991). Srednjovekovni gradovi uz Vrbas i Sanu. Muzej Bosanske Krajine.
  5. ^ a b "Borak (Han-stjenički plateau) necropolis with stećak tombstones in the village of Burati, the historic site". Commission to preserve national monuments (in Bosnian). Commission to preserve national monuments. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Mediaeval fort of Soko in Sokol, the architectural ensemble". old.kons.gov.ba (in English and Serbo-Croatian). Sarajevo: Commission to preserve national monuments (published 12 May 2003). 17 June 2020.

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