Old Town, Vrgorac Sights

Daniela Rogulj

The old core of the city is the center of Vrgorac, which developed at the foot of the Gradina fortress. During the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, during the two hundred years of Turkish rule, tombs that had defensive and residential purposes were built in the vaulted roofs of straw roofs. In that period, the medieval church was transformed into an umbrella with which the minaret was built. The Ottoman rule was followed by the return of the Venetian, Austro-Hungarian, French administration during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Towards the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the town gained basic features of today’s appearance by building the NBDM Parish Church, beautiful stone houses of more affluent families, the Tobacco Park, the Mlinica with a generator for city lighting and a fountain in the center of the town in honor of the locals. 

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