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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The Travel Hacking Life (8 months ago)
Dubrovnik is widely known for the red rooftops of the Old Town and the almost 2 km (1200 miles) of medieval stones surrounding the city. For those who love appreciating architectural art, the city of Dubrovnik will surely take your breath away with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches. This beautiful city is one the most touristic places of the Mediterranean once under the violence of wars and the destruction of an earthquake. This small and modest city has all the attributes to be on your bucket list: above all, the preserved beauty of its buildings, the scenery, and all its history. Apart from experiencing all the cultural heritage of the city, you can swim and sunbathe to enjoy some summer days. Croatia is also known for its beautiful beaches. We also recommend visiting restaurants and bars and trying the nightlife of this touristic town.
Josipa Basic (9 months ago)
Surely, one of the historical spots about which you could spend time writing on and on.. but the view.. ? breathless ?for Croatia full of life!
Yuliia (12 months ago)
I enjoy this place. Must visit in Dubrovnik.
Ivana Sošić Antunović (16 months ago)
Fabulous view!
Robert Zobel (16 months ago)
Just amazing.
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