Top Historic Sights in Ugljan, Croatia

Explore the historic highlights of Ugljan

St. Michael Fort

St. Michael"s Fortress dates from the 13th century and it was built by the Venetian Republic. The island"s highest point, rising to an elevation of 265 meter above sea level, is easily visibloe from Zadar. Although in ruinous state, the Fortress is favourite place to visit, thanks to its magnificient view over Zadar archipelago and Kornati National Park.
Founded: 13th century | Location: Ugljan, Croatia

Califfi Castle

Califfi Castle was built by the Califfi family in the 17th century. The Bercich (in Croatian Berčić or Brčić) family from Zara - Zadar acted as stewards of the castle, and the castle eventually took on their name. More recently the castle has been restored and carries the name Dvor Krešimir Ćosić after the former Croatian basketball star.
Founded: 17th century | Location: Ugljan, Croatia

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Medieval Walls of Avila

The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.

The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.