The Fort Bokar, often called Zvjezdan, is considered to be amongst the most beautiful instances of harmonious and functional fortification architecture. Built as a two-story casemate fortress by Michelozzo from 1461 to 1463, while the city walls were being reconstructed, it stands in front of the medieval wall face protruding into space almost with its whole cylindrical volume. It was conceived as the key point in the defense of the Pila Gate, the western fortified entrance of the city; and after the Minčeta Tower, it is the second key point in the defense of the western land approach to the city.

Bokar is said to be the oldest casemented fortress in Europe, which contains a small lapidary collection and numerous cannons.

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Founded: 1461-1463
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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Francisco Sierra Photography (4 months ago)
Such a nice city and this fort is just perfect to get the best views.
Chris (4 months ago)
This is part of the city wall walk and has amazing views of the old town.
Xiao Zhuo Wen (8 months ago)
It's a beautiful town. I visited it in 2018
Metod Škerget (9 months ago)
The price for tickets its 30 euros, but its worth it. Its good to be there at least one hour before closing (19.30) because if you want to take it easy you need that hour or even more if you would like to take a snack or a drink on the wall. For the best picture you should go to the highest tower where you can se the whole city. The city behind the wall is really amazing.A lot of places from game of thrones.
KOMI LABITOKO (9 months ago)
Old town in Dubrovnik is a must see. The buildings, the shops, the food, the views are all amazing. Very historical place. You will learn a lot visiting the place. And plan to spend a full day or even more (depending on your pace) to fully discover old town.
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