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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J R (4 months ago)
Beautiful town. Well worth the walk.
Xiao Zhuo Wen (5 months ago)
It's a beautiful town. I visited it in 2018 Dubrovnik City Walls.The most recognizable feature which defines the physiognomy of the historic city of Dubrovnik and gives it its characteristic appearance, famous all over the world, are its intact city walls, which run uninterrupted for 1940 meters encircling the city. This complex structure, one of the most beautiful and strongest for system in the Mediterranean, consists of a series of forts, bastions, casemates, towers and detached forts.
Tirthankar Shom (6 months ago)
Part of the wall walking tour, beautiful sight on both sides of the wall. Beautiful blue sea on one side and orange/red roof tops of the beautiful Old town on the other. Does involve lots of walking and steps so come prepared and bring water. There are 2 refreshment shops in the middle just in case required.
Francisco Sierra Photography (9 months ago)
Such a nice city and this fort is just perfect to get the best views.
Chris (9 months ago)
This is part of the city wall walk and has amazing views of the old town.
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