Starigrad Fortress (Fortica)

Starigrad Fortress

Starigrad Fortress (Fortica) in Omiš
Coordinates 43°26′41″N 16°42′0″E / 43.44472°N 16.70000°E / 43.44472; 16.70000Coordinates: 43°26′41″N 16°42′0″E / 43.44472°N 16.70000°E / 43.44472; 16.70000
Height about 262 metres (860 ft)
Site history
Built 15th century
Materials stone

Starigrad Fortress (Fortica) is a fortress located above town of Omiš in Split-Dalmatia county, in Dalmatia, Croatia.

The fortress was built in the 15th century,[1] primarily for defense against Turks. Its walls follow the line of the mountain.

Had the city been taken, all of the people were to retreat to the safety of Fortica; from there they would throw down rocks, destroying the enemy forces below and the city as well. This plan never had to be implemented.

See also


  1. Dalmatia and Montenegro: With a journey to Mostar in Herzegovia. Volume 2 by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson

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