Fortress | Tvrđava | Jajce

Jajce Fortress is a historic fortress located in the town of Jajce, in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. The fortress is situated on a hill overlooking the town and the Pliva River, and is one of the most important cultural and historical landmarks in the region.

The fortress was built in the 14th century by the Bosnian King Stjepan Kotromanic II as a defensive structure to protect the town and the surrounding area from Ottoman attacks. Over the centuries, the fortress underwent several renovations and additions, and was used as a residence for the Bosnian kings and as a military stronghold.

Today, visitors to Jajce can explore the fortress and its various sections, including the old citadel, the clock tower, the city gates, and the walls and towers. The fortress also houses several museums and galleries, including the Museum of the Second Session of the National Liberation Army of Yugoslavia, which tells the story of the partisan resistance against the Nazi occupation during World War II.

In addition to the fortress, Jajce is also known for its stunning natural beauty, including the Pliva Waterfall, which cascades into the Pliva River in the heart of the town. The waterfall is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region, and is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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