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.

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

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Jacek Romanowski (13 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 (13 months ago)
Must see, resp. must go up to Mirabela to enjoy the view.
Monika So (14 months ago)
Spectacular view from the top, you need to climb a ladder at the end, so good shoes are recommended
Svetlana Lantsman (14 months ago)
Absolutely fantastic views! Well worth 30 kuna admission fee. Took the best pics here!
Miłosz Twardowski (14 months ago)
Wonderfull place
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