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Belgrade Fortress is a huge complex witha long and rich history. To fully explore the complex you should set aside a couple of hours so you can wander around at leisure. The fortress and inner park are a favourite hang out for Belgraders and visitors alike and is very busy especially at the weekends and sunny evenings.
The fortress is divided into three sections, The Upper Town, Lower Town and Kalemegdan and sits on a hill which towers over the city of Belgrade and out over the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. There are also fantastic views out over new Belgrade to the west.

The fortress of Belgrade has been attacked and destroyed and rebuilt and expanded many times throughout history. The celts were the first to built a fortress on this location around 3rd century BC. They were followed by the romans and the Roman well on the grounds are evidence of the roman settlement. The Goths and the Huns both attempted to destroy the fortress but it was rebuilt. The Slavs were next to inhabit the fortress and from here they established the city of Belgrade. The strategic position and importance of the city and fortress is expressed through the evidence of so many civilisations and empires who have played a part in the history of the fortress. Celtic, Roman, Goth, Hun, Slav, Ottoman, Byzantine, Austrian and of course Serbian civilisations have all played parts in the history and construction of the fortress.

For more information on the comlex history of Belgrade Fortress click on the links below

Address: Kalemegdan
Directions: Follow Kneza Mihailova from Republic Square up to Kalemegdan and the Fortress
othercontact: http://www.beograd.org.yu/cms/vi
Phone: +381 11 2624526
Website: http://razgledanje.tripod.com/tvrdjava/english.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2008
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