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Fort Lovrijenac
Lovrijenac
or St. Lawrence Fortress, often called "Dubrovnik's Gibraltar", is a fortress and theater outside the western wall of the city of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
in Croatia, 37 metres (121 ft) above sea level.[1] Famous for its plays and importance in resisting Venetian rule, it overshadows the two entrances to the city, from the sea and by land. Early in the 11th century the Venetians attempted to build a fort on the same spot where Fort Lovrijenac
Lovrijenac
currently stands. If they had succeeded, they would have kept Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
under their power, but the people of the city beat them to it. The "Chronicles of Ragusa" reveal how the fort was built within just three months time and from then on constantly reconstructed. When the Venetian ships arrived, full of materials for the construction of the fort, they were told to return to Venice. The Croatian leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series takes place in Lovrijenac.

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1 Layout of the fort 2 Gallery 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Layout of the fort[edit] Lovrijenac
Lovrijenac
has a triangular shape with three terraces. The thickness of the walls facing the outside reach 12 metres (39 ft) whereas the section of the walls facing the inside, the actual city, are only 60 centimetres (24 in) thick.[2] Two drawbridges lead to the fort and above the gate there is an inscription Non Bene Pro Toto Libertas Venditur Auro (Freedom is not to be sold for all the treasures in the world).[2] Lovrijenac's use as a stage was a recent addition to the history of the fort, and the performance of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" has become the symbol of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Summer Festival. A production of Midsummer Nights Dream was performed here as part of Midsummer Scene in the Summer of 2017. The TV series Knightfall, an historical fiction drama about the Knights Templar
Knights Templar
started filming during the last week of June 2017 around the fort and the bay of Pile, these scenes were meant to depict Siege of Acre (1291).[3] Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Walls of Dubrovnik

References[edit]

^ Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Tim Emert. Retrieved 2009-11-05. ^ a b " Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
City walls". Dubrovnik-guide.net. Retrieved 2009-11-05.  ^ Tutnjevic, Zeljko (June 27, 2016). "Filming of Knightfall in Dubrovnik". The Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Times. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 

External links[edit] Media related to Fort Lovrijenac
Lovrijenac
at Wikimedia Commons

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