Sokol Castle

Konavle, Croatia

Sokol castle was first documented in 1373, but it has been used already in the Roman ages. After been a stronghold of Roman and Byzantine empires, the city-state of Dubrovnik (Ragusa) took its possession in 1423. After the Cretan War (1645–1669) the castle lost its military purpose and it was abandoned. Today it is a protected site.


Your name


Unnamed Road, Konavle, Croatia
See all sites in Konavle


Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia


4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Karel Bollen (10 months ago)
Nice place to visit. Great views from the walls of the fort.
Rachel Cartwright (12 months ago)
This castle is just a short distance from Dubrovnik. The road to the site is great and well maintained, making it all the easier to visit. The views from the top of the castle are spectacular and the information about the castle and the artefacts found within it are really interesting and informative. I would highly recommend this site.
Marina Mihajlovic (17 months ago)
Free entry during Sveti Vlaho holiday. Very nice castle. There are some old artifacts like coins, tools and plates in a separate room and also descriptions of what each room was used for.
Amy Steinfeld (2 years ago)
Beautiful and well-preserved fortress. My 7 yo son loved exploring all the little rooms and checking out the artifacts. Great views and spot for photos. Loved the audio guide.
Timmy (2 years ago)
Very close to the border, this castle is cool. Many steps to climb, but very gooda idea of a medivial castle was. Nice view as well. Employees very nice. Small shop inside.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Topography of Terror

The Topography of Terror (Topographie des Terrors) is an outdoor and indoor history museum. It is located on Niederkirchnerstrasse, formerly Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse, on the site of buildings which during the Nazi regime from 1933 to 1945 were the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS, the principal instruments of repression during the Nazi era.

The buildings that housed the Gestapo and SS headquarters were largely destroyed by Allied bombing during early 1945 and the ruins demolished after the war. The boundary between the American and Soviet zones of occupation in Berlin ran along the Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse, so the street soon became a fortified boundary, and the Berlin Wall ran along the south side of the street, renamed Niederkirchnerstrasse, from 1961 to 1989. The wall here was never demolished.