"KALMEGDAN PARK" Kalemegdan ? Belgrade Fortress Tip by mtncorg

Kalemegdan ? Belgrade Fortress, Belgrade: 197 reviews and 396 photos

  Entry into the inner fortress of the Kalmegdan
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  • Entry into the inner fortress of the Kalmegdan - Belgrade
      Entry into the inner fortress of the Kalmegdan
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  • On the walls looking north past the Big War Island - Belgrade
      On the walls looking north past the Big War Island
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  • Old artillery observation post peers at Austria - Belgrade
      Old artillery observation post peers at Austria
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  • The walls of the Kalmegdan - Belgrade
      The walls of the Kalmegdan
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  • Tomb of Damit Ali Pasha who died nearby in 1719 - Belgrade
      Tomb of Damit Ali Pasha who died nearby in 1719
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The name Kalmegdan comes from the Turkish ?kale? field and ?megdan? battle ? for here is the site of the former fortresses that were built, destroyed and rebuilt atop the hill above the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. The present form of the fortress dates to the early 18th century during an Austrian occupation. When the Turks finally left the fort for good in 1867, Prince Mihailo Obrenoviċ created the project which has become today?s park.

Serving as an oasis of green above the frenetic city, people walk the leafy paths using the park as an extended living room. The trees, grass and flowers serving as a gentler cover to the more militial past. You find history in the park, as well as the zoo and magnificent views out over the Sava and Danube and beyond to the vast plains of the Vojovdina.

Directions: Downtown Belgrade, 1,5km from Republic square
Phone: +381 11 2624526
Website: http://www.beozoovrt.rs/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 13, 2011
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