Overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, the Socerb Castle was built on the ruins of an Illyrian hill-fort.
Socerb Castle, Crni Kal wedding event pictures - "On the area of long ruined fortifications on Črni Kal, Osp, in Podpeč, Kubed and other places a fortification of Socerb has preserved. It is mentioned for the first time in the 13th century. Fortified edge on which castle is standing has always been a natural border between Venetian and Austrian dominions, a border that was constantly changing and where the fight over power took place, for control of natural corridors into the hinterland and the inside of Istria. Whoever has owned Socerb could direct merchants from Carniola to Austrian Trieste or to Venetian coastal towns and Istria."