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Serbian Cultural Treasures: The most beautiful fortresses

Updated: Mar 5, 2021

In this beautiful little country, there are about 150 medieval castles and fortresses. The main reason for their construction is of primarily geographic and military nature. They were created in close proximity to the rivers, roads and border lines. Behind each of the fortress there lies a fairy tale, legend or tradition that the villagers for many years seem to have been passing on to their descendants.

"In this day and age , the fortresses of Serbia are of huge significance monuments, being part of the cultural heritage and one of the favorite tourist destinations"

1. Belgrade Fortress (Kalemegdan park)

The capital is actually "born" in today's Kalemegdan park. This fortress is evidence of how one city was demolished and re-built so many times. At the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, this is one of the most beautiful castles of Europe, which is from the ancient Celtic town Singidunum, turned into the most visited resort that seem to be hiding a number of wonderful architectural wonders, starting from the famous Pobednik (The Victor) – symbol of Belgrade, all the way to the Nebojsa Tower, to the Observatory, the Planetarium, and the Natural History Museum and the Military Museum. The underground tunnels and passages aren’t in any way a secret for visitors, the fortress is open all day and night, and in the evening you can see beautiful sunset and night life of Belgrade.

2. Petrovaradin Fortress (Novi Sad)

…or Gibraltar on the Danube river. Petrovaradin fortress is a symbol of Novi Sad, the second largest city of Serbia. Specific of this fascinating fortress is an important geographical position that lead to many battles in the region. Magic clock as a major tourist attraction tells about the turbulent history of this monument and a favorite place for photographing. This extraordinary focal point, provides an unusual view on the townscape of Novi Sad, as well as a maze of basements, galleries, halls and fortress walls. In its green areas the world’s best festivals is held - EXIT festival. Once you step on the sidewalks of this monument, you’ll want to never leave the place - because Petrovaradin, is stunningly beautiful.