Kliška tvrđava, Klis

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The Klis Fortress is a medieval fortress situated above a village bearing the same name, near the city of Split, in central Dalmatia, Croatia. From its origin as a small stronghold built by the ancient Illyrian tribe Dalmatae, becoming a royal castle that was the seat of many Croatian kings, to its final development as a large fortress during the Ottoman wars in Europe, Klis Fortress has guarded the frontier, being lost and re-conquered several times throughout its more-than-two-thousand-year-long history. Due to its location on a pass that separates the mountains Mosor and Kozjak, the fortress served as a major source of defense in Dalmatia, especially against the Ottoman advance, and has been a key crossroad between the Mediterranean belt and the Balkan rear.ImportanceSince Duke Mislav of the Duchy of Croatia made Klis Fortress the seat of his throne in the middle of the 9th century, the fortress served as the seat of many Croatia's rulers. The reign of his successor, Duke Trpimir I, the founder of the Croatian royal House of Trpimirović, is significant for spreading Christianity in the Duchy of Croatia. He largely expanded the Klis Fortress, and in Rižinice, in the valley under the fortress, he built a church and the first Benedictine monastery in Croatia. During the reign of the first Croatian king, Tomislav, Klis and Biograd na Moru were his chief residences.
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  • We were on Salona Klis tour that goes every day at 11h price is 40 € per person, was a small group of 6 people the guide was excellent ...  more »
  • This was a fantastic site to see during the off season. We were 2 of 4 people within the Fortress when we arrive in the midweek afternoon. We were able to use a city bus to get here and the admission ...  more »
  • We were incredibly fascinated about 5 days ago on Klis and all. In any case, the fortress is bigger as we had suspected! The view is spectacular! If it is still a game of Thrones fan, it is even more overwhelmed by this place. I can recommend just anyone to go there in the winter time. We were all alone up on 2 more people. In any case, the Klis fortress is worth a trip. We were about 2 hours there. It is so not really small.
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