Photographer's Note

Mirabella Fortress (another name is Peovica) located on one of the rocks surrounding the city. This building in medieval times was used by pirates, of whom between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries was famous Omis. After each raid, they protect the mouth of the Cetina gorge hidden among the cliffs. In the thirteenth century, the inhabitants of the city were ordered to burn the boats and stop piracy, but they have not done so and piracy continued until 1444 when the sovereignty of the city, after many previous failed attempts, the Venetians took over. In the twelfth century maritime robbery has successfully cultivated even local princes - Kaèic, going through it in conflict with the authorities, both secular and ecclesiastical. In later times, this served as a fortress of defense. Legend has it that in 1537 when the Turks wanted to invade and conquer the city, the inhabitants of the fortress began to call loudly and shoot. Echo spreading through the surrounding rock did the rest, as the invaders thought that they were dealing with a huge number of soldiers, and yet there was a small handful of them, and stop attempts to conquer the city.

Fortress Mirabella is also very attractive because of the beautiful view that it extends to and includes all Omiska Riviera and the island of Brac.

This is a scan from negative.

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