FORTRESS OF BROD
Slavonski Brod proudly reveals the most important historic structure of this county representing a unique and monumental example of the military fortification from the 18th century. The construction of the Fortress is a result of forced labour of the peasants and speaking of its endurance is the piece of information that an enemy would need 46 days to conquer it. Today it is enough to knock on the door and all the secrets hidden in this star-shaped fortress will be revealed. We will tell you two of them: the Tambura Museum and Ružić Gallery with a unique collection of the Croatian art from the second half of the 20th century.
In Slavonski Brod, one of the important strategic towns that controlled the border crossing towards Turkey and connected the main commercial routes, between 1715 and 1780 Austria constructed the great Imperial and Royal Slavonian Border Fortress Brod on the Sava River, which together with the established Slavonian Baroque towns, Osijek and Stara Gradiška, belongs to the great defence system on the border to the Turkish Empire.