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Revelin Fortress (16th century)
Revelin is a large fortress, an irregular square in a form, built outside the city walls in the eastern part of the city, into the Ploče Gata. It was built in the middle of the 16th century, at the time of the newly-risen Venetian danger threatening the Dubrovnik Republic. The building itself went on rapidly, all other public building-enterprises and most of the private ones were stopped in order to make the unhindered building of the fortress as quick as possible.

The construction was made after the design of the architect Anton Ferramollino, who was sent to Dubrovnik as a help by the Spanish admiral Doria, a great friend of the Republic. The monumental and impressive building, encompassed by the sea on one side and surrounded by a moat on the other three sides, was a dignified and impregnable guard of the Dubrovnik harbour. One of its corners entered the eastern city gate - Ploče, accomplishing a unique defense complex together with the gate, thus guarding the eastern approach to the city from the continental side.

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