Cambi Castle

Cambi Castle is castle in Kaštel Kambelovac, a town within the administrative area of Kaštela in Dalmatia, Croatia.

Maketa kaštela Cambio - 1.JPG

HistoryEdit

Cambi Castle was built by the aristo-cratic family Cambi from Split (1589).[1] In 1517 brothers Jerolim and Nikola Cambi, built a castle on an islet to protect themselves and residents of Lažan and Kruševik settlements. The castle was cylindrically shaped (only one in Kaštela), making it easily defensible.[2] The citadel was surrounded by the sea but was later connected with the mainland by filling up and levelling.[3] A village gate also survived in its vicinity.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.culturenet.hr/default.aspx?ID=23246
  2. ^ (Croatian) http://www.kastela-info.hr/en/kastel-kambelovac
  3. ^ http://www.culturenet.hr/default.aspx?ID=23246
  4. ^ "Kastel Kambelovac". Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2009-09-03.

Coordinates: 43°33′00″N 16°22′59″E / 43.55°N 16.383°E / 43.55; 16.383