|Old Town Borač|
|Prača, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Borač Castle on Radinović-Pavlović family blazon
|Coordinates||43°43′56″N 19°01′07″E / 43.732142°N 19.018589°E|
|Controlled by||Banate of Bosnia, Kingdom of Bosnia, Ottoman Empire|
(Protected as National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
|Built by||Radoslav Pavlović, head of Radinović-Pavlović|
The Borač Castle was a noble court and one of the largest and most important fortified towns of medieval Bosnia, situated on top of rugged slopes high above the Prača river canyon, between Mesići and Brčigovo village, near modern days Rogatica town, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fortified castle was a seat of medieval Bosnian noble family Radinović-Pavlović.
Old and New structure
The family hailed and ruled from Borač. It is the first of two castles in their possession, which family used as a seat. Two castles were built in space of several decades and within few kilometers from each other, the second being Pavlovac, sometimes called New Borač or New Town.
The new castle or New Town or New Borač is actually called Pavlovac, and is considered to be a new structure, also known simply as Novi (English: New) or Novi Grad (English: New Town), situated on top of rugged slopes above the Prača river canyon, near modern days Prača village, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Problem exist in correct dating of its construction, but some medieval charters suggest 1392, or late 14th century, as time of its construction, during Radislav Pavlović at the family's helm.
However, historians are certain that another Radinović-Pavlović castle existed, original and older Borač castle, which was built around 1244 in the 13th century and located just a few kilometers downstream Prača river from New Town.
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