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Tower Corichi Torani

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The word "Torni" in the Croatian language is indicated by tower. Corichi torani is Koricheva tower located in the center of Vodice. She, like some other remains of the fortifications in the region, was part of the fortification system, the water and served to protect the city from Ottoman invasion.

Modern historians have only indirect information about the construction date Karicevog torana. In documents 1533 found the mention of the stonecutter Ivan from Hvar, who undertook to build for the nobleman Hieronymus de Saracens from Vodice house of stone, decorated with intricate carvings. Perhaps, in this document refers to Choiceway the tower. Confirmation of this theory, it is believed the coat of arms placed on the Eastern side of the tower where you can see the initials "H. S." (first letter of name Jerome de Saracenic). In the XVII century the tower became the property of the noble family Fondra that lived in Å¡ibenik. Most likely, it was then that Corichi torani was converted into a residential building with balcony on the first floor, located on the East facade.

That's all we know of the history of the tower. The assumption of the presence in water residues other fortifications was never confirmed. Nowadays Corichi torani is in a narrow lane in the heart of historic urban neighborhoods. It seems that it has always been. However, according to some archival sources, in the past the tower has been completely or partially surrounded by the sea. Her owners at the beginning of the XVIII century, when the Ottoman threat has nothing like it, could enjoy the sea view right from your balcony.

Probably in the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries to Gorichevo will Torano was built a large indoor courtyard, designed on the principle of an indoor atrium. In the future, the tower is planned to open the Museum.