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The Fortress, Nis: 23 reviews and 33 photos


The Nis Fortress complex includes the remaining parts of the Early Byzantine road and the remnants of the Settlement (5th and 6th century) in the central part of the fortress near the Bali Bey's Mosque; the old Turkish bath (15th century) near the Stambol Gate at the entrance to the fortress, which was built of brick and stone; the Bali Bey's Mosque (beginning of 16th century) in the central part of the fortress, which was turned into a gallery after the restoration works in 1972; the Turkish Powder Magazine - the complex of four edifices (1720-1723), the ground floor rectangular structures along the southern ramparts of the fortress; the Turkish Arsenal (1857) near the Stambol Gate - after the restoration it became a gallery of modern arts, whereas in the vaulted rooms - once reserved for the guards - smaller galleries and a souvenir shop were housed; the building of the Historical Archives on the north-western side of the fortress (1890), an elongated ground floor edifice; the remains of a Roman building with mosaics (2nd - 4th century) at the northern side of the fortress.

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  • Written May 22, 2004
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