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.

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Unnamed Road, Konavle, Croatia
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Marko Zuban (2 years ago)
Wonderful place for visit if is raining day
Doug Lehman (2 years ago)
5 stars for the view and condition of the tower. It doesn't take long to get through it.
Nino Strajher (2 years ago)
That was an experience.....
Mal Reese (2 years ago)
This is a good place to visit. But the steps are very steep and unsuitable to anyone who finds inclines difficult. The view's from the top of the fortress are spectacular and you will want to photograph or video
Mal Reese (2 years ago)
This is a good place to visit. But the steps are very steep and unsuitable to anyone who finds inclines difficult. The view's from the top of the fortress are spectacular and you will want to photograph or video
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