Captain's Tower

  Gazi Husrev bb      +387 (0)37 223 214     more than a year ago
One of the oldest structures in the city, this is not just a tower with years of service behind it. The recently-reopened museum tells the story in detail, but allow us to give you a taste. According to legend, it was here that King Bela IV took refuge from a marauding band of Tatar horsemen who weren’t trying to catch him for a simple chit-chat. The Hungarian leader hid in this tower, and he showed his gratitude to Bihać by declaring it a free city on February 26, 1260. The tower has actually been more like hell than heaven over the centuries, acting as a prison for the local authorities and myriad occupying forces. The city captain lived on the top floor (hence the name), although we aren’t entirely sure why he would choose to house criminals so close. Well, keep your friends close, your enemies closer and all that…


Open 09:00-16:00, Sat 09:00-14:00. Closed Sun.


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