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The magical fortress on Lake Skadar

05/02/2018 - 16:51
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The magical fortress on Lake Skadar

The 15th century Ottoman fortress of Besac is one of the many historical monuments scattered all over the Lake Skadar basin. These standing witnesses of the once-significant cultural centre located in the area of today’s Montenegro and Albania were left in ruins. With EU support, part of this rich cultural heritage is now having new life breathed into it.

Through two different projects the EU has contributed €775,000 of support for the rehabilitation of Besac Fortress. The fort with a tower, military barracks and sentry posts has been reconstructed. It has been turned into an equipped space with an access road, an entrance arch and a landscaped plateau. In 2016 it became a venue for international and local artists to present their works, and a tourist spot for excursions.

Today, Besac Fortress, built to separate Turkish and Montenegrin territory, has become a meeting point between Montenegro and Albania and a hospitality point for tourists from all over the world.

01/01/2018 - 31/12/2018

Besac Fortress


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