The fortress of Ključica

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Ključica is the largest and best preserved medieval fortress in Krka National Park. It was erected by the Croatian noble family Nelipić in the 13th century over the canyon of the Čikola River in order to protect their estate from their rivals, the noble family Šubić.

Due to its strategic position, Ključica was often a source of conflict for its masters, the people of Šibenik. In 1546, it was conquered by the Turks who ruled here until 1648 when they were finally forced out. Afterwards, Ključica has been abandoned and no one ever lived here again.

Od tada je Ključica napuštena i više se nikada u njoj nije živjelo.