Sokolac Fortress


The fortress or the Old Town was first mentioned in the 14th century as a center where many famous people came, because it was an extremely representative building, and in the 16th century it was repurposed as a place for protection from the Turks. Today, almost nothing remains of the fort, the best preserved is the Chapel of the Holy Trinity and the entrance tower, which were part of the fort, and other parts can be discerned only in traces of the foundations. The name of the fort itself is Sokolac, a name that spread among the people after the Frankopans left the area. The fort has historically had different functions: during the Frankopan and during the Military Frontier (defense against the Turks) and therefore two historical layers can be seen. The Frankopan layer can be divided into several units, the palace, the chapel of St. Trinity and a square entrance tower. All these buildings were interconnected, organized around a spacious courtyard in the center.

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Place Type

Historic buildings



Place Location

Frankopanska 53, 53260, Brinje


(8 reviews)
very good!!!
The tour across the chapel, palace, and tower that I had was breathtaking. Their interconnection and partitioning to serve these three purposes is fascinating.
Sokolac Fortress was a very fascinating place to visit during our tour. We started from the top of the fortress and went around its perimeter where we saw many fascinating things. It was chilly when we visited, but it made us just want to wear warmer clothes. All of us had a great time during that day.
The views of the beautiful landscape from the old town Sokolac is fantastic and the sunset rays are spectacular with a touch of the amazing nature that it holds.
I visited the historical monument and loved the environment. It wasbreathtaking, i relieved my dream of seeing a fortress
Wonderful design and environment for photography which made my yearly calendar gift amazing . The fort holds good history and architectural ideas for future use.
Sokoloc fortress has an amazing watching tower. We entered the tower and viewed the surrounding places. A great tower.
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