Star fort

A star fort, bastion fort or trace italienne, is a fortification in a style that evolved during the age of gunpowder when the cannon came to dominate the battlefield. It was first seen in the mid-15th century in Italy. ... the star fortress was a very flat structure composed of many triangular bastions, specifically designed to cover each other, and a ditch. (wiki)

Connected Sites

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Dutch Water Defence Lines Naarden, Weesp, Muiden
Elvas Forte de Santa Luzia
Fortifications of Vauban Neuf-Brisach, Arras Citadel, Saint-Martin-de-Ré, citadel of Besançon, Longwy, Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue/Tatihou
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Kronborg Castle
La Fortaleza and San Juan Fort San Cristóbal, Fort San Felipe del Morro
Mantua and Sabbioneta Sabbioneta
Melaka and George Town Fort Cornwallis in George Town
Old Havana the fortresses of La Cabaña, Castillo San Salvador de la Punta and Castillo de la Real Fuerz
Paramaribo Fort Zeelandia
Prague Vyšehrad
Qal'at al-Bahrain
Québec Citadel of Quebec
St. Petersburg Peter & Paul Fortress
Valletta Fort Saint Elmo
Venetian Works of Defence Palmanova
Zamość Zamość Fortress


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