A delightfully-accessible 13th-century fortress that now lies in ruins above Bosanska Krupa, this should be your first stop when in town. There isn’t a huge amount to see within the ruins (they are ruins, after all), but that intangible sense of history that only decrepitude can create is most certainly here. The views are stunning too, extending over both side of the city with the rivers playing a starring role. The fortress was originally in Croatian hands, although it eventually fell to the Ottomans in the 16th century, at which point the town began to grow. The Ottomans were sure to keep this spot well-stocked, as it was an important stronghold for their ambitions to spread west, although it never really worked out for them in that respect. This is history, intangible history, with added beauty.
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