The ruins of the castle located on a hill above the town of the same name, also had a turbulent history. The Romans, and before them the Liburnians, built fortifications on the same site. Although the walls date back to Roman times, don't worry Novigrad has been modernized. There are several restaurants and cafes on the water, which offer a beautiful view of the harbor. Located 31 km east of Zadar via 502, Novigrad has been a front line in several conflicts. During the dynastic wars (1385-1387) in today's Croatia, two royal women Marija, the wife of the Croatian-Hungarian king Sigismund Luxemberg and her mother Elizabeth, were killed there. During the Candian Wars (1645-1669) it was an important point of defense of Venice against the Turks, who occupied the city during 1646-47. When the Venetians recaptured the city, the castle was considerably destroyed. During the recent war from 1991 to 1995 after the break-up of Yugoslavia, the Serbs also held the city for two years. The ruins, which can be accessed from several trails, offer another spectacular view of the modern city and the sea. It takes about 10-15 minutes to reach the castle.
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