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Knin Fortress, Croatian national pride 1

Today I will continue the “story” of the Knin Fortress. If you visit the Knin fortress as an average tourist, the following “things” will probably come into your eyes: the extraordinary size of the fortress, the very good preservation of the walls and the buildings themselves (with the fortification being additionally and diligently renovated), the fortress inn with a great view, museum and gallery exhibitions, an annual stage, a souvenir shop, a church and other church sites. It is also wonderful to walk between the buildings on the fort and feel the spirit of the past, to see the monument of the first Croatian President Franjo Tudjman. The Knin fortress did not get such a definitive shape and size until the eighteenth century. The Knin fortress is usually broken down into five major units by experts (archaeologists, historians, military strategists). Each of these five pieces of the Knin fortress can be considered as a “self-contained mini-city”. Each of these five parts could, in principle, defend itself independently from its own loopholes, bastions and from the fortress itself. Each part of the fort had water tanks, weapons depots, ammunition depots, barracks, food depots.

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