Six centuries-old fortress “Vranducka Tvrdjava” “entered” the 21st century through the project “Fortress reinvented”, along with four fortresses from the region, it will be presented through modern technologies.
The project is implemented by four cities: Sibenik, Klis, Herceg Novi and Zenica, which have left fortresses in the legacy, with the aim of increasing the sustainability and improvement of the tourist offer by using cultural heritage.
Director of Zenica Museum Adnadin Jasarevic told Federal News Agency that in this way, through modern technologies, the heritage will be presented and that they are in process of purchasing large tower equipment, computers, tablets, cameras, and the production of a concert of medieval music performed by the Fugato ensemble and ten short documentary films about medieval Bosnia on screen.
The Museum of the City of Zenica has already set new replicas of clothing, weapons, and furniture.
He says Vranduk records a significant number of visits, but he can do better. It is certain that “digitization” will contribute to this, but it also hopes for improvements to the traffic infrastructure.
The fort Vranduk is located approximately 14 kilometers downstream from the town of Zenica. It was built on a rock above the gorge beneath which the river Bosnia, with its round-arched stream, builds a natural decoration and protection. In the Middle Ages Vranduk was one of several royal cities, where the seat of the Bosnian King Stjepan Ostoja was, and sometime later also of the last Bosnian king Stjepan Tomaš, as well as his opponent Radivoje. The first mention of Vranduk dates from the 11th of March 1410, in the appeal of Dubrovnik citizens sent to the Hungarian King Sigismund about the behavior of his soldiers.
In the period of Ottoman Turkish rule the fortress hid dark memories while it served as a political prison, where many of the persecuted died mostly qadi and mufti. In 1697 during the disastrous campaign of Eugene of Savoy, when almost the whole of Bosnia was left in ashes and smoke, the Vranduk fort was the only unconquered fortification.