Fortress

Prozor Fortress

Foto: Dalmatia Explorer

Prozor Fortress is a medieval fortress situated in the continental part of Split-Dalmatia County, just above the town of Vrlika in Croatia. Vrlika is about 20 km from the town of Knin. Prozor Fortress was built on isolated rock, deatached from the craggy clif on the end of mountain Svilaja range of hills.
From the fortress there is an impressive sight on Vrličko polje, Peručko lake and on the city itself and its surroundings. It was built by Croatian noblemen Hrvatinić in the early 1400s.The Turks conquered the fortress in 1522. and kept it till1688.and held it until the Venetians expelled them nearly 200 years later.
Prozor Fortress is made of stone like other fortresses in Dalmatia. It is partially restored, and entrance is free of charge.
To reach the castle go from the town church 1.5-kilometre (0.9 mi)  up the road towards Maovica and Drniš. There is a dirt road passable with four wheel drive or a 20 – 25  minute walk up a not very steep hill to the fortress.

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