The fortresses of Serbia
Serbia is a country full of history, and there are more than a dozen fortresses. They have been built in strategic locations and are now cultural and tourist places
Serbia is a country full of history, and there are more than a dozen fortresses. They have been built in strategic locations and are now cultural and tourist places. One of the most famous fortresses in the country is undoubted, Petrovaradin, located in the north of Novi Sad city. It is the second-largest in Europe. The fortress is well preserved and regularly hosts cultural performances, including the Exit festival. Old Ras, located on Gradina Hill, is the oldest fortress of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the heart of the Serbian capital is the Belgrade Fortress, at the mouth of the Sava and Danube rivers. It has experienced many attacks and has been restored countless times. Near the Nišava River, the fortress of Niš dates from the 18th century and comes from Turkish architecture. On the right bank of the Danube, one can observe that of Smederevo, built in the first place to fight against the Ottoman Turkish invasion. On a hill near Kosovska Mitrovica, there are the remains of the walled city of Zvečan, whose date of construction and its architect remain a mystery. In the center-east of the country, the fortress of Golubac stands on the banks of the Danube. It is a jewel of the 14th century.