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If you love fortresses you're in for a treat

You can feel the medieval times here like nowhere else in Banja Luka. Bastions, towers and... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Petter S
Prague, Czech Republic
City Landmark Roman-Turkish Fort on the River Vrbas Great for pics!

This Roman-Turkish fort was started by the Romans and takes its present shape from the Turks. It... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Burlington, Vermont
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Banja Luka 78000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is very interesting historic fortress from where you have nice view over Vrbas river. But it isn't sufficiently utilized. And, most importantly, the area of the fortress itself and around it is quite unclean, that is, full of waste that has been there for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Easy place to go for a walk. A lot of teens hanging out there on a Sunday evening. You can see the river and also nice view to town. There is a restaurant with a great terrace inside the walls.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

You can feel the medieval times here like nowhere else in Banja Luka. Bastions, towers and obstacles for the enemies.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Petter S
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I loved the view I could get on top of the walls. As for the actual grounds, there's not much to see or do, but it's sure cool. Also not safe on the walls for children, so make sure to hold onto them. Not for...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kelseyb633
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This old castle is more a playground for local kids I think. There has been some effort made to upgrade it but really, it doesn't warrant a lot of time at this point. We did go through the central building that housed a war related...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Larry B
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I am drawn to write how disgusting the state of the castle in Banja Luka was today. Urine smells anywhere hidden and so much litter you could cry. Such a filthy dirty disgusting example of how things are not respected in Bosnia. Clean up guys!!!!...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank rebeccasK9309FJ
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I really expected more from this place. Some restaoration works have been done, but there are much more needed. Ok for short walk, but don't expect much. Shame, since its great history and importance. It's clean, though, which is a step in the right direction.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank aleksandar1s
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This Roman-Turkish fort was started by the Romans and takes its present shape from the Turks. It is an iconic place in Banja Luka, being restored by EU funding, that is great for pictures, nice strolls on the grounds and even for coffee on the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank BTVWriter
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I know that the renovation has just started (2012), but they still have a large work ahead of them to turn this into a serious tourist attraction. It is open for walking around and there is an café, but thats about it. Nothing to guide...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Niklas B
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Half the castle was closed, maybe due to restoration. It was dirty with litter and broken doors every where so u could go inside the castle caves just like that.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank R0bain
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