Maglaj Fortress is a large castle mentioned for the first time on in 1408 in the charter of the Hungarian king Sigismund. Although it was made in 14th century to serve in the defence of the Bosnian kingdom, not until the time of the Ottoman rule did the Fortress get its final shape. Fortress Gradina was declared a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2005.

The Fortress Gradina consists of 5 towers: Širbegova or Kapi tower, Dizdareva or Southern tower, Defender tower, The Captain's or North tower and the Clock Tower. The exact data that we posses about the construction of the Maglaj Fortress is only about the Clock tower, and all the information on the appearance, construction and dimensions of the other parts of the Fortress are currently unavailable.


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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Bosnia and Herzegovina


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minuby 1 (2 years ago)
Cool fortress, but nothing special
Ivan Bitunjac (2 years ago)
Lovely medieval fortress. Entrance is free if charge. Offers amazing views of the city.
Dženan Čišija (2 years ago)
Worth visiting when you are in Maglaj.
Nedzad Hadzihasanovic (3 years ago)
Edin H. (3 years ago)
Beautiful location from which you’re going to be able to see all over the city of Maglaj. It was build during Ilyrian era, later in medieval time, it got its nowadays shape. The documented name of city fortress is Straža (translated from Bosnian, it means the Watch) During Ottoman era, fortress got its clock tower which works nowadays and people of Maglaj are able to hear the bell sound every hour
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