"KALMEGDAN PARK" Kalemegdan – Belgrade Fortress Tip by mtncorg
Kalemegdan – Belgrade Fortress, Belgrade: 197 reviews and 396 photos
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
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