Počitelj Castle

Počitelj Castle

Počitelj Castle is a medieval citadel situated in Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Čapljina Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

 

Location: Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Čapljina Municipality     Map

Constructed: in 1383 by King Stjepan Tvrtko I

 

Description of Počitelj Castle

Village of Počitelj played an important role in the medieval times serving as a administrative center of governance of Dubrava župa (county). Due to its role Bosnian King Stjepan Tvrtko I fortified the town in 1383 against possible aggression. In 1471 the castle along with surrounding lands fell to the relentless Ottoman invasion. From 1782 to 1879 it was the center of a local Turkish kadiluk (Ottoman Turkish judge). After Russian army defeated the Ottomans in 1878 much of the Balkans gained its independence.