Fortress of Novoberda (N.A.)

Status

Type of Protection: Permanent protection Date of Protection: 1948

Type of Protection: Special Protective Zone Date of Protection: 2007

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2011

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2012

History

On a smaller mountain set between Prilepnica and Krivareka, around 30-35 km west from Gjilan and approximately, 39 kilometers south-east from Pristina, the ruins of the medieval town and fortress of Novobërda are to be seen. Based on the written sources discovered so far, Novobërda was mentioned for the first time at the first decades of the 14th century AD, with the name Nuovo Monte (New Mountain). The Medieval town was a mining center and up to the present days, remains of the walls, watch towers and foundations of several other sacral monuments within the area of the fortress are still preserved. The Novobërda fortress is composed by; the Upper Town and the Lower Town, built on the Novobërda hill. The Novobërda Upper Town, was erected on top of the hill, while below, toward west, the Lower Town stretches in a wide countryside territory. The fortress has access only from the eastern part, whereas from the other parts the hills are steep and inclining toward the walleye. Toward the eastern part, the terrain gradually raises what makes possible to pass to a lower hill in a plateau whereas ruins of a large medieval church of cathedral type are to be found.

References

Unique number: 000022

Name: Fortress of Novoberda

Class: Monument

Institution: AIK

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: N.A.

City/Village: Novoberd-Novo Brdo

Locality: Castle

Postal Code: 16000

Name of Street:

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Late Medieval

Century: 13th

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