Forteca – the English tower Fort Wellington

Forteca – the English tower Fort Wellington that was built during British occupation of Korcula in 1813 on the place of the Venetian fortification from 1616.  It is located on the hill above Korcula Old Town, about 20 minutes walk along the steps from Plokatathe town’s main square.

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This building is currently deserted and is dangerous to climb the staircase inside the tower, as they are old and unreliable. Forteca tower is also devastated by horrible mobile phone network cables and transmitting masts that are placed there by Croatian mobile phone company. I hope these masts will be removed and tower will get new staircase, as this is a very nice Korcula panorama spot and it is shame we can not use it more effectively.

 

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Plaque at Forteca (combat in 1943)

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Plaque at Forteca (execution in 1943)