Skip to main content

Stolac Medieval Fair (part two) / Stolačka Tarča (drugi dio)

If you missed the first part of my post, be sure to check it out here. In the first part of this post, I spoke about the medieval fair that took place last weekend in Stolac. Today I'd like to take the opportunity to show you the fortress itself. I already stressed that the views from this historical fortress are nothing short of amazing, but today I'll talk a bit about the history of this fortress. First things first, though. A few words about the Stolac city.

STOLAC - AN UNESCO PROTECTED CITY 

Stolac is located at the far east of region Herzegovina and it is a part of a touristic route. The area surrounding the present day Stolac city has been populated since prehistorical times, which only makes sense, given the natural beauty and the climate benefits of this location. 3, 500 year old material evidence of urban life were found here, so that says something of the kind of urban tradition this place can boast of. Through its rich history, many have called Stolac its home, from ancient Illyrian tribes to Romans and Slavs. 

STOLAC FORTRESS

Stolac fortress has a very complex system of walls and towers, and according to the UNESCO site it is hard to precisely determine the exact stages of its construction. The original design of the fortress dates to prehistorical times, but the fortress grew with time.  Many have worked on it through the long centuries, as different Western and Eastern kingdoms fought over the right to colonize and exploit this rich land. Ancient civilizations ( Illyrians and Romans), noble Slavic families, Ottoman and Austrian Hungarian Empire, all of them left a mark on this area, turning it into a unique historical site.  Besides the rich history, this place can also boast of natural beauty. Stolac fortress is surely worth a visit.

























This last photograph was taken as we exited the fortress. You can estimate the height and the climb it took. As you see, it is not terribly high and the climb isn't difficult at all, but even if it was higher the view would be more than worth it. I heard that you can also drive to the top with a car, but not during the duration of the fair. So, if you visit Stolac keep that in mind in case you don't care for hiking. I will consider doing just that, in case I visit Stolac again before the next fair. As Stolac fortress is truly the perfect place to hold this medieval fair, I do plan to return here next year, both to attend the fair and see the fortress again. Thank you for reading and have a nice day!




    INSTAGRAM
MY SHOP (TICTAL)
  PINTEREST 





Comments

  1. Bellissima la fortezza ma soprattutto il panorama!*_* Da favola!
    Tu sei deliziosa, Ivana, adoro la tua giacca e la blusa, entrambe sono particolari e chic!
    Bellissime foto! :)
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm a total fan of such places! I visited already a lot and I still want more ;)

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/in-the-mix/

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amazing outfit, you look fantastic.Great combination-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looks like an amazing place
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ivana! Your outfit for the occasion was absolutely perfect - the ruffled white blouse layered underenath the navy blue jacket is so chic. Those statement sleeves too, wow! I love the sound of a medieval fair and is definitely something I would have checked out too should I have been in the area at the time :) Hope you're having a lovely week so far!!

    aglassofice.com x

    ReplyDelete
  6. amazing pics, you look beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Nice jacket

    http://www.blackdressinspiration.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Medieval Fair sounds interesting, dear! Bet you had a great time there & you look perfect! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a magnificent view! I love your jacket, those sleeves are perfectly medieval! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Adoro questo tipo di fiere, bellissime foto e il tuo look super, adoro le maniche =) Baci

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

    ReplyDelete
  11. The place looks amazing!! and i really like your outfit,
    the blazer is really nice :) kisses!

    http://lalabetterdayz.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for the interesting post dear) Have a nice weekend)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for this tour of Stolac fortress. It's history, architecture and surrounding views are surely magnificent.

    ReplyDelete
  14. The place looks stunning! love your photos.

    Capturing Life Memoirs | www.aimeebustillo.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Veličanstvene fotografije i ti veoma lepa i šik.

    Kisses

    ReplyDelete
  16. The design of the Stolac fortress is very interesting. It clearly took an immense amount of work to build. The stones that some parts of it were built with look massive. The view of the valley and village from where you were standing in the photos above is lovely., and the ruffled blouse and white-trimmed blazer you were wearing look very pretty.

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/2013/03/outfit-post-and-review-hanes-her-way.html

    ReplyDelete
  17. nice post. this village looks so great. also i like your outfit for that beautiful day! nice one.

    hugs
    Jennifer
    http://jennifer-femininundmodisch.blogspot.com/2018/08/unterwegs-eo-plauen-galerie-teil-3.html

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

All your comments mean a lot to me, even the criticism. Naravno da mi puno znači što ste uzeli vrijeme da nešto napišete, pa makar to bila i kritika. Per me le vostre parole sono sempre preziose anche quando si tratta di critiche.

Popular posts from this blog

CROATIAN FASHION WEEK: MATEYANEIRA FASHION ILLUSTRATION IN WATERCOLOUR

I can't really attend fashion weeks because I work full time, but with the help of the internet I get to follow fashion weeks digitally. One of the benefits of living in digital times, I guess. If you remember, I have already shared a number of fashion illustrations inspired by  spring/summer fashion weeks on this little blog of mine ( Valentino Spring Collection 20191 & 2, Zuhair Murad Spring Ready To Wear 2019 collection1 & 2Louis Vuitton Spring Collection 2019 ). Please don't click the links to buy the illustrations, they won't lead you anymore as my art store was lost and it will take me a while to manually remove all the links (I'll explain this later on in this post, for now let's concentrate on positive things like this cute new fashion painting I'll share with you and the design that inspired it).
 I was a bit late with catching with Croatian fashion week because I've been busy with work. About a week or so ago, I finally found the time…

IS MOSTAR A GOOD EASTER DAY DESTINATION? PLUS A SPRING OUTFIT PROPOSAL

Luckily for me, Mostar is an excellent Easter day destination. You see, I had travel plans for this Easter weekend, but I caught a bad cold so I decided to stay in the city I'm currently based in. That's actually not a bad thing because (if you ask me) Mostar makes for a great Easter day destination. Naturally, I've would have loved to visit my family, but since that wasn't possible, I'm happy to be spending Easter in Mostar. I've already cleaned and decorated my home for Easter so I'm all set. I've also prepared an outfit proposal but more about that later on. First I'll talk a bit about Mostar. Why is Mostar such a great spring destination? I can think of a number of reasons, but from top of my head I would say wonderful climate, beautiful landmarks and interesting history. Mostar is gorgeous in spring time. With its seven rivers and a number of lovely parks, Mostar can feel like a city oasis.


 Spending Easter in Mostar is something I would defin…

TROGIR CITY (PART TWO): KAMERLENGO CASTLE AND OTHER SIGHTS

KAMERLENGO CASTLE AND FORTRESS 

As I promised in my last post, my description of  wonderful Trogir city continues. Today I'll show you the city's promenade, its walls and a historical fortress Kamerlengo. We'll start with the latter, as it is one of the main attractions. Castle and fortress Kamerlengo was designed and constructed in the fifteenth century by a local Croatian builder and sculptor known as Martin Radoj. Martin also worked on some of the Gothic elements of Trogir city cathedral and later on in life he was entrusted with the construction of Trogir port. The fortress was commissioned by the Republic of Venice, hence its name 'camelengo ' that is an Italian version of chamberlain. I didn't go inside of  Kamerlengo fortress this time because I've been there before so I just enjoyed observing it from the outside. Besides the Kamerlengo castle, today I'll also show you the city walls and other details from Trogir. Enjoy. 



Once again, here is a li…