Ostrožac: krajiški ponos i prkos vremenu

Text: Ines Delić

Photo: Ahmed Ibrahimpašić

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Nadomak Bihaća, na uzvišenju iznad lijeve obale smaragdne Une i putu prema gradu Cazinu, nalazi se tvrđava Ostrožac. Ovo bajkovito zdanje se prvi put u zvaničnim spisima pominje davne 1286 god. Ali, prema i dalje nepotvrđenim navodima, postojalo je još od 405 godine p.n.e pod imenom Horosium. Bilo je u vlasništvu knezova, Osmanlija kao i krajiških kapetana. Zadnji zapisani gospodar je austrijski grof, Habsburške loze, Lothar von Berks, koji je u to vrijeme bio gradonačelnik Bihaća. U Drugom svijetskom ratu Ostrožac je služio kao sjedište vrhovnog štaba Narodnooslobodilačkog rata. Tu je Josip Broz Tito, pripremao održavanje tada, najznačajnijeg političkog događaja u Evropi, prvo zasjedanje AVNOJ-a. 1969 osnovana je Kolonija Skulptura, i Ostrožac je postao galerija pod vedrim nebom. Kipari iz čitavog svijeta najuriše kroz kapiju utvrde.

Near Bihac, on a hill above the left bank of the emerald Una and on the road to the town of Cazin, there is a fortress called Ostrožac. This fairytale-like building is mentioned for the first time in official documents as far back as the year 1286. But, according to still not confirmed allegations, it existed even since the year 405 BC under the name Horosium. It was owned by princes, the Ottomans and Border captains. The Last known owner is an Austrian count, of Habsburg lineage, Lothar von Berks, who at that time was mayor of the town Bihac. In the Second World War Ostrožac served as the main base for the Supreme Headquarters of the National Liberation War. There Josip Broz Tito prepared the maintenance of the most important political event in Europe at that time, the first session of AVNOJ. 1969 a colony of Sculptures was founded and Ostrožac became a gallery under the open sky. Sculptors from all around the world stormed the entrance gate.

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Gradina koja prkosi vremenu još od starijeg željeznog doba, istinski je biser kulturno historijske vrijednosti Krajine i krajiškog naroda. Zbog svog geografskog položaja ovaj kraj, nazvan i kapija Bosne, ostavio je snažan pečat u historiji naše domovine.

The castle that defies time since the early Iron Age is a true jewel of cultural and historical values of Krajina and the Krajina people. Due to its geographical position, this area, called the gate of Bosnia, has left a deep mark in the history of our country.

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Uronjen u raskošno zelenilo i okružen visokim bedemima, stari grad Ostrožac je jedna od najljepših kulturnih znamenitosti na tlu Bosne i Hercegovine. Još uvijek se sa sigurnošću ne može reći ko je prvi graditelj te goleme tvrđave, na otprilike 500 metara visokom brijegu Ostrogu. Zamak Ostrožac je izniman primjer graditeljstva i utvrda u pravom smislu te rijeci. Onaj ko obiđe ovaj zamak shvatit će, da se isti zasigurno, nije sagradio samo na nekom proizvoljnom uzivišenju nego na onom koji pruža jedinstven pogled na možda najljepši dio Unskog kanjona. Čuvalo se blago i uživalo u ljepoti…

Immersed in lush greenery and surrounded by high walls, old town Ostrožac is one of the most beautiful cultural heritage sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We still cannot certainly say who the first builder of this enormous fortress, on a ca. 500 meters high hill – Ostrog, was. Castle Ostrožac is an exceptional example of architecture and a fortification in the true sense of the word. Those who visit this castle will understand that it, with certainty, was not built on an arbitrary engrossment but on one that offers a unique and perhaps the most beautiful view on the Una canyon. There treasure was guarded and the beauty enjoyed…

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Stilistica ❤ Ostrožac

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