It is built on a natural position and gradually from the 16th century it was developed into the Byzantine Corfu Town.
The Old fortress is a characteristic symbol of the Old Town and the two peaks were useful for inspectional control of the sea passage. The difference of the Venetian and British style of fortification is obvious all around the fortress.
The visitors are allowed to enter the Fortress, walk around and see the different style of architecture, such as the bas-reliefs Venetian emblems with the marble winged lions of Saint Marc, the inscriptions, the blazons and the cannons. The Old Fortress houses the Records of Corfu Prefecture, the Public Library, departments of the Ministry of Culture and departments of the Ionian University.
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mcmtanyel (10407) 2013-11-22 19:47
It is my honor to welcome you to TE. You have made a grand entry with a splendid view of a beautiful building glistening in the sun. I love its brilliant color in contrast to the almost sepia tones of the surroundings. Great work!
pajaran (48349) 2013-11-22 23:50
Interesantan i dobar tekst o starom gradu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa svetlom koje je istaklo lepotu arhitekture.
Dobro dosli na TE, sve najbolje u daljem radu, srecno.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend.
Interesting and good article about the old town, with the given data ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good composition, nice place and moment shown with a light that was pointed out the beauty of the architecture.
Welcome to TE, all the best in their future work, good luck.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend.