Maglic is about 16 km from Kraljevo, on a hilltop by the Ibar gorge, at the place where Ibar`s current makes a sharp turn surrounding Maglic fortress from three sides, while on the fourth side is a wide and deep ditch cut into rock. The castle is on a plateau that is several hundred meters above the gorge. Maglic is among the most beautiful and best preserved medieval fortifications in Serbia.
Historical facts are rare. It seems that it was built by archbishop Danilo II (1324-1337), during the third and fourth decades of 14th century. The fortress most probably served as Zica archbishop’s refugium, and also as a provisional residence of archbishop Danilo II.
Turks conquered Maglic by the middle of 15th century and stationed a garrison in it. At the beginning of the 16th century it had a garrison counting 20 men and was headed by a dizdar, while by the middle of the same century the garrison fell to 11 men. For a short time in 1689 Serbian rebels got hold of Maglic. Austrian maps from 1718 note „Castle Maglic“. Maglic for the last time played an important role during the Second Serbian Uprising in 1815.
Site name and location: Medieval town of Maglič, Kraljevo Municipality, Serbia
Monument type: Cultural monument of exceptional importance
Property of: Republic of Serbia
Under responsability of: Kraljevo Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments
Institution in charge of: Kraljevo Municipality
Trg Jovana Sarića 1, 36000 Kraljevo
Tel: +381(0)36 331 422; 312 649
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