Sokolac Castle

Sokolac Castle (Croatian: Gradina Sokolac) is a castle in Brinje, Croatia. It is named after the Croatian word for hawk (sokol), which appears on the town's coat of arms.

Sokolac Castle
Gradina Sokolac
Brinje, in Lika-Senj County
Croatia
Sokolac Brinje 07 1.jpg
Sokolac Castle
Sokolac Castle Gradina Sokolac is located in Croatia
Sokolac Castle Gradina Sokolac
Sokolac Castle
Gradina Sokolac
Coordinates44°59′53″N 15°07′52″E / 44.998°N 15.131°E / 44.998; 15.131
TypeCastle
Site information
Controlled byFrankopan and Gorjanski families
Site history
MaterialsLimestone

HistoryEdit

It dates back to medieval times, while the town was held by the noble Frankopan and Gorjanski families. The castle was part of an important medieval fortified city held by Frankopan family.

Sokolac Castle was an extremely grand building, dominated by the powerful perpendiculars of the entry tower, and the Chapel of the Holy Trinity. The entry into the burg was through a square, three-storey tower, the façades of which were relieved with lesenes linked at the top with blind arcades, making it a unique specimen in the whole of Central Europe.[1]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sokolac Castle culturenet.hr

External linksEdit

  Media related to Castle Sokolac at Wikimedia Commons