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Knin Fortress

Mt. Spas, Knin, Croatia
+385 22 661 702
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Highlight of the county

Definitely worth the drive if youre on the coast. Great viewpoint from the fortress of the entire... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Blago M
via mobile
Big and beautiful castle

Very authentic castle with lots of small places to explore. It feels very authentic and much of the... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Nathan V
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The Knin fortress is one of the greatest Croatian fortification monuments and it is the second largest military fortification in the whole Europe, extremely indented and preserved in all its parts. It is a living monument of culture that includes a museum, exhibition galleries and a restaurant. The fortress is located 345 m above sea level and about 100 m above the Town of Knin, it is 470 m long, and on its highest part it is 110 m wide. The defensive walls are about 2 km long.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice meal” (2 reviews)
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Mt. Spas, Knin, Croatia
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+385 22 661 702
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth the drive if youre on the coast. Great viewpoint from the fortress of the entire region. Makes for great panorama shots. Museum humble but interesting. Nice church in the fort itself.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Very authentic castle with lots of small places to explore. It feels very authentic and much of the original form has been preserved making a great exploration!

Thank Nathan V
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little/huge gem. It’s over an hour from Split but well worth it. We had an amazing time clambering around the place, discovering small passages and various nooks and crannies. One of the three museums focused on the recent conflict with Bosnia...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This is a large fortress with several of the buildings in very good condition and the upper section with little restoration. It is not a challenging site so, although not wheelchair accessible, It can be explored without having to have previous rock climbing experience or...More

Thank Larry B
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The fortress at Knin is very large and a good site to spend an hour or two in the late afternoon when the sun is not that hot anymore. About one hour drive from Sibenik. Ample free parking available on the hill with another 100-200m...More

Thank Martijn P
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We drove up to Knin whilst staying in Split, around an hour and a half along almost deserted roads. At one point we passed signs warning of minefields, a sobering reminder of the recent war here. The town of Knin is a major railway junction,...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

The fortress is located about 100 m above Town of Knin and there is great view from the fortress. If you visit fortress in the late afternoon you can experience amazing sunset particularly during the summer time. I am writing review since this is the...More

Thank Jelena M
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very nice fortress from medieval times with a great view from top. It is interesting to see lots of artifacts from different time. Nice room dedicated to croatian civil war. Ticket is cheap.

Thank Dr_Zagy
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were taken there by people who grew up near Knin. You can spend an hour just walking around the fortress. Playing two hours if you visit the little museum about the 1990s shelling of Knin. It's not a busy place at all. There's a...More

Thank Rggzz
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Ancient fortress with fantastic views, well worth a visit. The building is by no means complete, it has bee pillaged may times. There is a small museum with moving displays about the war which ended in 1995. Not a place for children, there are unguarded...More

Thank Yorkie120555
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