NEHAJ FORTRESS The symbol of the town of Senj


The fortress represents a unique and exceptional example of fortification architecture from the transition from the middle ages to the Renaissance.

Closely connected to Nehaj is the history of the Uskoks (‘Uskoci’ – Croatian guerrilla warriors against the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century).

Partly built from the material of torn-down Senj churches, monasteries and other buildings that were located outside of the Senj town walls, the fortress represents, as an important strategic building for the defence against the Turks, a part of not only Croatian, but of European heritage, and it marks the time and spirit that and saved Europe and its identity from the invasion of the Turks – the Ottoman Empire.


PHOTOS: Josip Durdov