City walls in the Venice passage, Novigrad
City of Novigrad
Castels, Palaces and Fortresses
The preserved city walls of the city of Novigrad coincide with their perimeter to a lesser extent with the presumed grid of the late antique fortified settlement, to the north and south of the Land Gate (Porta Terraferma). They surround the historic centre of the city located on a peninsula and are mainly medieval walls with a toothed crown from the middle of the 14th century reinforced by round Renaissance towers. Next to the former main city gate, an older quadrangular tower has been preserved. Due to the invasions of Croats and Saracens during the Middle Ages, the walls were restored and strengthened, but for the most part they got their current appearance during the Venetian administration, when they were extensively repaired and rebuilt, as evidenced by the numerous coats of arms of the Podestas built into them. The walls are the work of local craftsmen, built of hewn broken stone with a characteristic "merlatura". In the 18th century, the older medieval-Renaissance complexes were rebuilt and connected into larger Baroque units.
The medieval walls in the Venetia passage are located on the outer part of the peninsula, along the sea coast, and date from the 13th century, which can be seen by the prominent toothed crown at the top. On the walls there are circular and rectangular loopholes and built-in coat of arms of the platform.
The renovation of the walls was carried out by dismantling the dilapidated stone blocks and replacing them with new stone blocks built according to the existing ones. The walls are injected with a special injection mixture.