Prokoško Lake – a gem on the mountain Vranica.

In this post we bring you great story about lovely Prokoško Lake.

Prokoško Lake is located on Vranica mountain between Debelo brdo (1858 m), Glavičice (1691 m), Trbević i Ćosa (1864 m).

The surface area is 48.000 m2 and the lakes maximal depth is 13 meters.

The formation of the Prokoško Lake was strongly influenced by fluvial, gravitational and other processes. Glacial processes didn’t have a big impact on the morphology of the terrain as the circumstances weren’t ideal for forming glaciers.

Prokoško Lake is a nature monument declared by law as of 2005, including it’s protected surroundings.

It was declared a nature monument because of the great number of endemic species of animals and plants and because of the water richness of the surrounding area.

Prokoško Lake is home to an endemic subspecies of the Tritius alpestris reiseri. It differs from the typical species with its un proportionally large head.

It was discovered in 1891. by Othmur Reiser and described in 1902. by Werner.

The small Tritius alpestris reiseri reaches a maximal length of 12 cm and lives in shallow waters and on the lake banks. It feeds on insects and snails that it finds in the water.

 

Unfortunately, recently the Lake has been loosing its original beauty due to illegal buildings, houses and sewage system, which are really harming the lake and its natural surrounding.

The fortress – castle, citadel is located within the complex of the medieval town of Jajce, at an altitude of 470 meters.

The fortress is an irregular square, which is caused by the configuration of the land. Its volume is 260 meters, and the surface of 4,800 square meters. It is assumed that the fortress existed in the 13th century. Some architectural remains found inside the fortress or within the medieval walls of the city, indicate that here, in mid-15th-century palace was built. The fortress was built over several centuries, repaired and renovated. In the northeast and the southeast corner of the fort are two strong four-sided tower, and it is assumed that one was a tower on the northeast corner. The original entrance to the fortress (barely one meter wide) is located on the west side. In the southwestern part of the fortress is a portal with the royal coat of arms.

King Stjepan Tomasevic, who definitely moved court to Jajce (1421-1461). For the design of the portal with the royal coat of arms in the spirit of the late Gothic, is very similar to the portal with the fortress Bobovac. During the Ottoman period were built support, to strengthen the walls of the fortress. Within the walls of the fortress was a mosque and a powder magazine.

In the era of the Austro-Hungarian rule, in addition to the powder-built water tank.

In this post we bring you great story about Bosnian Medieval Royal Fortress Bobovac – Kraljevska Sutjeska Relicts of Bosnian throne fortress Bobovac and burial chapell of Bosnian Kings.
Old Bobovac is the most well known and fortified city of medieval Bosnia & Herzegovina. It is located near today’s small place, Vareš.
The city was built during the reign of ban Stephen II Kotromanic and was first mentioned in a document dating from 1349. It shared the role of seat of the rulers of Bosnia with Kraljeva Sutjeska, however Bobovac was much better fortified.
Bobovac contained the crown jewels of Bosnia as well as being the burial site for a few of the kings of Bosnia. These were Stjepan Ostojic, Tvrtko II Kotromanic & Stjepan Tomas. Bobovac is hidden froma main touristic routes in Bosnia, it lies in a untouched nature. As many others, medieval town Bobovac was neglected for many years,  now is a protected cultural site.

 

The most interesting fact about Bobovac is that it was a place where royal crown was being kept.