Mirabella Fortress

Omiš, Croatia

Mirabella Fortress is located above town of Omiš. It is a Romanesque fortress, built in 13th century above the town of Omiš. Mirabela was a reliable hideout for the Omiš pirates who used to retreat into the safety of the Cetina gorge. Legend says that in 1537, during an attack by the Turks, the defenders of Omiš confused the attackers with their shouting and shots so much that the Turks overestimated the number of defenders and fled.

References:

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Jacek Romanowski (2 months ago)
Looks like a nice place but you can't buy the ticket using a card. So we were not able to enter it and we didn't have time to go down to find the ATM and then back up again. I get that the pay-by-card providers take their commission but I do believe it is better to get slightly smaller amount of money than get no money at all.
Uli Kalt (2 months ago)
Must see, resp. must go up to Mirabela to enjoy the view.
Monika So (3 months ago)
Spectacular view from the top, you need to climb a ladder at the end, so good shoes are recommended
Svetlana Lantsman (3 months ago)
Absolutely fantastic views! Well worth 30 kuna admission fee. Took the best pics here!
Miłosz Twardowski (3 months ago)
Wonderfull place
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle

Easter Aquhorthies stone circle, located near Inverurie, is one of the best-preserved examples of a recumbent stone circle, and one of the few that still have their full complement of stones. It consists of a ring of nine stones, eight of which are grey granite and one red jasper. Two more grey granite stones flank a recumbent of red granite flecked with crystals and lines of quartz. The circle is particularly notable for its builders' use of polychromy in the stones, with the reddish ones situated on the SSW side and the grey ones opposite.

The placename Aquhorthies derives from a Scottish Gaelic word meaning 'field of prayer', and may indicate a 'long continuity of sanctity' between the Stone or Bronze Age circle builders and their much later Gaelic successors millennia later. The circle's surroundings were landscaped in the late 19th century, and it sits within a small fenced and walled enclosure. A stone dyke, known as a roundel, was built around the circle some time between 1847 and 1866–7.