Nehaj Fortress

Nehaj Fortress

The fortress represents a unique and exceptional example of fortification architecture from the transition from the middle ages to the Renaissance. Partly built from the material of torn-down Senj churches, monasteries and other buildings that were located outside of the Senj town walls, the fortress represents, as an important strategic building for the defence against the Turks, a part of not only Croatian, but of European heritage, and it marks the time and spirit that and saved Europe and its identity from the invasion of the Turks – the Ottoman Empire. 

Closely connected to Nehaj is the history of the Uskoks ('Uskoci' – Croatian guerrilla warriors against the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century), to whom in recent years the event «Days of the Uskoks» is devoted, with which the events from the 16th century and life in 16th century Senj is recreated, the battles, knightly combats and attacks on fortress Nehaj. 

Contact

Lika - Karlovac
Senj