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Soko Grad is covered with clouds, for 4 days, as I was in Soko Banja, I could not see it.

The fortress was founded in the 6th century during the reign of Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I, to prevent incursions of Eurasian Avars and Slavs into Balkan peninsula. In 1172, it was occupied by Stefan Nemanja and became part of the medieval Serbian state. Turks from the Ottoman Empire occupied it in the year 1398. The town was destroyed in a violent Turk attack, and today the only thing visible is the remains of the upper town with a gate, walls, and three towers.

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