The fortification is about 7 km east of Prijepolje. It is locate above the river Milesevka gorge, at the top of a steep and rocky cliff accessible from the south only.
It remains unknown who built it. The guess is that it served as a defense point for Mileseva monastery that is in the vicinity.
The fort is first mentioned in 1444, later in 1448 and 1454. In the second half of 14th century it belonged to king Tvrtko, just as part of the lands of Nikola Altomanovic. Sandalj Hranic rules it in 15th century, to be followed by Herceg Stefan. It is often mentioned in Turkish sources that indicates that it had an important role also in Turkish times. In 17th century it receives a Turkish name of Hisardzik, and by that name it is mentioned also in the 18th century.
Site name and location: Mileševac Fortress, Prijepolje Municipality, Serbia
Monument type: Monument of culture
Property of: Republic of Serbia
Under responsibility of: Kraljevo Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments
Instituti on in charge of: Prijepolje Municipality
Trg bratstva i jedinstva 1, 31300 Prijepolje
Tel : +381(0)33 714 073
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