From the 12th to the 15th century the Frankopans built the castle on Krk, giving it a defensive function as well as the possibility of sheltering the local people during attacks. The construction of the fort was built on the foundation of the earlier, Roman and Late Antiquity, phases of the town. The square tower, the oldest part of the castle, was initially a cathedral bell tower and later it was a courthouse. The Latin inscription on the lunette built-in above the entrance door to the tower also confirms these adaptations (see in the illustration). It highlights how this was a joint venture by the whole of the municipality at the time of the Bishop of Krk Ivan and Counts of Krk Bartol I. and Vid I.
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