Mamula Fortress, Herceg-Novi

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represents one of the biggest and best-preserved Austrian fortifications on the Adriatic. The fortress was built on the small, rocky isle of Lastavica in 1853. Walk around the well-preserved structure and try to determine what areas were used for sleeping quarters, toilets, and ammunition stocks. The fortress served as prison during 1918 Boka uprising and as a concentration camp by Italian fascists during World War II. Today, the only inhabitants of the fortress are wild rabbits and seagulls. You can swim, snorkel, and scuba dive while on the island. Nearby attractions include Zanjic beach, Arza Fortress, and the Blue Cave. With our online itinerary creator, Herceg-Novi attractions like Mamula Fortress can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We were told it was being renovated for a consortium for a hotel / resort casino complex. There is obvious work happening on the island but it is hard to imagine it is going to be a hotel ... there.....  more »
  • We took a ship trip which did not stop there just passed by. From outside nothing special. Looks nice as old fortresses usual...  more »
  • nice place!
  • Fortress that is located at the entrance of the Boka Bay. It was built at the mid 19 th century from the Austro-Hungarians. At first it was used as a protection to control the entrance of the Bay. During the WW1 and WW2 it was used as a prison where horrible crimes and torture of the local people happened. Today it represents monument that is not protected on a proper way. Still it is very attractive and visited place. A couple of years ago horror movie was filmed in this location.
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