First documented refernces date from 1444 when Pocitelj existed as fortress supported by Hungary.

Probably was bulit around 1383 by king Tvrtko I Kotromanic for defense against Ottoman invasion.

1471 was conquered by Ottomans and they ruled it until1878 with few interuprtions.

Today,the historical town of Pocitelj, built under the fortress has an oriental style and as such is completely in the function of tourism and cultural events.

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