Minceta Fortress, Dubrovnik

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    Highest point of the walls

    by solopes Updated Dec 6, 2012

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    Located in the north area, in the highest point of the walls, this strong construction, besides its imposing structure, is a good place to photograph the town.

    Climbing it under the sun is hard, which means less people there than in the lower area of the walls.

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    HIGH POINT OF FORTRESS

    by travelgourmet Updated Aug 19, 2012

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    The tower Minceta is the high point of the Fortress old town of Dubrovnik. Built in 1319, it was upgraded in 1464 to meet, what was then, new artillery specifications. The tower proclaims to all, "I will not be conquered".
    Today, it stands tall on the north corner and seems at peace with the landscape that hugs the outer walls as if saying, "we are the heart and soul of Dubrovnik". It is to the left of the Pile Gate entrance to the Old Town. The photo I took shows you the hill that the cable car ride takes you to the top of, to see the magnificent panorama of Old Town Dubrovnik. A true beauty of the Adriatic Sea.

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    Minèeta Tower

    by kris-t Written Apr 28, 2012

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    TowerThe Minèeta Tower was built in 1463 at the height of the Turkish threat. The tower dominates the northwestern high part of the city and its walls. The tower became the symbol of the unconquerable city of Dubrovnik.

    The tower's name derives from the name of the Menèetiæ family, owner of the ground upon which the tower was built.

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    The Minceta Fortress

    by Gili_S Written Mar 6, 2011

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    The Minceta Fortress is the major security point of the historical old Dubrovnik. It is dated to the early 14th century and located just between to two main gates for the old city, the gate of Pile and the Ploče gate. It is also the highest point of the old city.

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    Minceta Tower-the Large one and Others of Note

    by BruceDunning Updated May 25, 2010

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    It was the main land side defense for the centuries and the walls there are 80 feet high and 18 feet thick. Located at the northeast corner of the wall town, it is the largest and most spacious area, where there is a terrace and rampart secondary wall you can climb to look over the edge. It was first started in 1317 and enhanced in 1463 to hold off the Turk invasions. There is also an arsenal and lookout port as a circular view of the water side.
    The Bokar is also an impressive fort and a more beautiful architecture. It was built in 14661-63,and a key defense from land attacks. St. John fortress was the key to monitoring the activity at the harbor side. It held many cannon that covered the harbor and the water attacks. Bastion St. Peter can overlook the water and any intrusions form that aspect,but a lot of rock needed to be climbed first.

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    Minceta Tower

    by nsbm Updated Nov 12, 2006
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    Built on land owned by an aristocratic family of the same name -this is the tallest part of the ramparts. The views from here are spectacular over Dubrovnik- though we didnt have time to climb up to the top. The walls are sid to be 6metres thick in most parts.

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    Minceta Tower

    by traveloturc Updated Jul 24, 2006

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    Minceta is a big round fort .Its top ends with a impressive battlement, supported with stone consoles, which is more of a decorative than strategic importance. Minceta is the most beautiful and remarkable fort of Dubrovnik, very often regarded as the symbol of the city. It was built in two periods. The first, quadrangle, Tower was constructed in 1319 .In 1461 they were continued seriously according to the wooden model made by the Florence architect Michelozzi. The fort was armed with nine guns; on the top platform there was a big 64-pounder, a master-piece made by Ivan Rabljanin, the famous Dubrovnik gun-moulder.(Magister Johannes Baptista Arbensis de la Tolle).

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    Fortress MINCETA

    by ruki Written Jan 22, 2006

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    The most massive tower within the Old Town, located at the north side of the City Walls, provides one of the finest views to the city, its streets and buildings. It is the architectural work of Ranjina, Michellozzo Michellozzi, and was finally finished by Juraj Dalmatinac. At first it was a smaller square-shaped building, later on some parts were added, finally receiving its current look in 1464. Some Summer Festival performances take place at the terraces of this magnificent historical monument.

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    Minceta Fortress

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 5, 2005

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    The round tower Minceta is the most prominent point in the defense system towards the land. By its height and impressive proportions the tower dominates the whole historic center of the town. The tower was built in 1319 by local builder Niæifor Ranjina and strenghten later on in the 15th century. The Republic commissioned famous Florentine architect, Michelozzo di Bartolomeo, who reconstructed Minèeta and several buildings of highest importance for the defence of Dubrovnik. Around the earlier quadrilateral fort Michelozzo built a new round tower. The tower was completed in 1464 by architect and sculptor Juraj Dalmatinac, who designed and built the high narrow round tower.
    Minèeta is the symbol of the unconquerable city of Dubrovnik, the highest point of the walls which offers an unforgettable view on the city.

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    Close up to the Minceta fortress

    by JLBG Updated Nov 14, 2004

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    The huge Minceta fortress was strengthened and made higher in the 15th century, following the plans of the architect Juraj Dalmatinaca (Juraj the Dalmat). Its terrace is the highest point of the old town and gives a magnicent landscape.

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    The Minceta fortress and the sea

    by JLBG Updated Nov 14, 2004

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    The sea is in the background, behind the Minceta fortress (Tverdava Minceta). It is better to be there when there are not too many tourists. When the city wall is almost desert, it enhances the feeling of strength produced by the strong walls. A crowd destroys that feeling !

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    Minceta Fortress

    by acemj Updated Apr 14, 2004

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    As I said in my previous tip, the Minceta Fortress marks the highest point along the walls. The watchtower was begun in 1455 (parts of the walls date back to as early as the 10th century) by a Florentine architect Michelozzo Michelozzi (what kind of name is that? Is that like Mike Michael?) and was completed by Juraj Dalmatinac (George the Dalmation, the best stonemason of his time who was born in Zadar, Croatia).

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    Minceta Tower

    by Psife Written Oct 15, 2003

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    The Minceta Tower (Kula Minceta) is the largest tower on the Dubrovnik fortress facing inland. Its construction began in 1463.

    The Minceta Tower is the most beautiful and remarkable fort of Dubrovnik and often regarded as the symbol of the city. It was built in two periods. staring in 1319 and the second stage completed in 1461. The fort was armed with nine guns including a large 64 pound cannon on the top platform.

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    Minceta Tower

    by tim07 Written Mar 30, 2008

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    Built in the 15th century to protect the northern edge of the city from land invasion, the tower is a popular place on the city walls. It's a semicircular tower with a second tower on top.

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    Minceta Tower and City Wall

    by jckim Written Nov 24, 2004

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    Minceta Tower is the most beautiful and
    remarkable fort of Dubrovnik.
    it was built 1319 by Nikifor Ranjina and
    in 1455 it was finally dicided to round form.
    this is symbol of city.

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