The Belgrade Fortress (Serbian Cyrillic: Београдска тврђава, romanized: Beogradska tvrđava), consists of the old citadel (Upper and Lower Town) and Kalemegdan Park (Large and Little Kalemegdan) on the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, in an urban area of modern Belgrade, Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Stari Grad. Belgrade Fortress was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and is protected by the Republic of Serbia. It is the most visited tourist attraction in Belgrade, with Skadarlija being the second. Since the admission is free, it is estimated that the total number of visitors (foreign, domestic, citizens of Belgrade) is over 2 million yearly.
Belgrade Fortress is located on top of the 125.5 meter high ending ridge of the Šumadija geological bar. The cliff-like ridge overlooks the Great War Island (Serbian: Veliko ratno ostrvo) and the confluence of the Sava river into the Danube, and makes one of the most beautiful natural lookouts in Belgrade. It borders the neighborhoods of Dorćol (north and north-east), Stari Grad (east) and Kosančićev Venac (Savamala; south). It is bounded by 3 streets: Boulevard of Vojvoda Bojović, Tadeuša Košćuška, Pariska, plus the railway along the riverside.
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Nemanja Ilić | Feb 21, 2018
Beautiful place in Belgrade. Historical landmark of Serbia and Belgrade. Located in the city center. Great for family. Loads of cultural and entertaining stuff to do and see. A must see in Belgrade, Serbia.
Tsung Ming C | Jan 1, 2018
Well worth to spend some time here walking around this fortress. There are various different attraction within the walls. If you have the time, do take a walk around the outside wall of the fortress (although some parts are rather abandoned). From here you have a nice view of New Belgrade and Belgrade. There is the army museum within the walls with some interesting exhibits both inside and outside. Most of the attractions in the fortress is open to the public. The Belgrade Zoo is located next to this fortress. Another building to note is the French embassy which is close to the fortress. This building is beautiful.
Ivan Todorov | Feb 19, 2018
Nice place to walk, to meet friends or to bring guests there. Quite often there are open photo exhibitions on various themes. There is open museum of military technic from the World War I and II. Quite well maintained. A bit more information could be provided. Depends on the weather condition the place could be quite windy and chilly.
Martin Bockisch | Feb 25, 2018
Wonderful place to have a great view over Belgrade. Nice place to spend time and take pictures. It also has a nice cafe on the top.
Christiana Kashta | Jan 29, 2018
Magical place. I really love historical places and castles/fortresses are my favorite ! It was an amazing experience! I can't wait to go back:)
Filip Zivkovic | Apr 1, 2018
Great place and nature, quite clean and peaceful. Huge are with many places to stand, sit and enjoy the view, whether you want to look at the river, walking paths or enormous trees. You can grab a quick bite on your way through the park, there are many popcorn stands, ice cream fridges and also a lot of souvenirs which are handmade by the local craftsmen.
Nigel Jones-Morris | Apr 4, 2018
We got lucky and visited on a lovely sunny day over the Easter weekend. Good viewpoint for the river Danube, and lots of activities going on on the day. I don't think the Serbs make the most of having beautiful rivers running through their capital city at all, hard to find a nice riverside walk, so the fortress, although poised high up and a little way from the river, could be as good a viewpoint as there is.
Vesna Oparusic | Mar 30, 2018
Unique fortress in Europe, built by Serbs, Turks and Austrians (in different centurires, of course). Outstanding view at Belgrade rivers and river islands, New Belgrade on the other side and most beautiful sky color in this part of the world - especially in spring and summer mornings.
Tomaž Jug | May 3, 2018
A must visit if you are in Belgrade. From here you can see the whole new city, it features a nice park where you can chill, there are good coffee places around the fortress and a nice restaurant. It is accessible with a 15 min. Walk from city centre. In the summer it gets really hot, so make sure to be ready for it.
Paticia Marshall | Apr 24, 2018
You can go here with a kid/man/women, family and still have a great time! You could easily spend hours here walking around and taking as many pictures as you want!
Viktoria Nykorak | Apr 29, 2018
Nice castle with perfect view. The view is really amazing. You can have good picture. There is also museum of war and attractive place for children with dinosaurs 😁
Zorana Risović | May 1, 2018
Great place for a walk and generally to spend the day. Basic look of the fortress is kept, view on rivers is great, not overloaded with restaurants and coffee shops
Elise Moore | May 27, 2018
Very well done with lots of interpretive plaques and maps in English and Serbian. The fortifications are clearly visible and the commanding presence high above the Danube and Sava Rivers is worth seeing. You have access to everything. There are ice cream and snack vendors inside. There are a few benches to sit and enjoy the space as a park. Lovely place for an outing.
Nebojša Ćalić | May 16, 2018
Beautiful walkways, filled with historic monuments and some awesome viewpoints of the city and the river. Especially wonderful during the night. Great place to snap some great shots, too.
Ema Cimpoesu | May 27, 2018
The fortress is a very nice place to come with your family or friends and enjoy the weather or learn about its reach history. I think it is amazing how the fortress holds on to its secrets to this day. I recommend you book a tour with a specialized guide to really learn about the awesome and borderline unbelievable stories about the fortress. And wear comfortable walking shoes.
nyu yun | Jun 1, 2018
The fortress has a long and interesting history, best explained by a local guide or the info panels at the entrance. Not only the old stone walls, but also the view to the Danube and the island where naked Viktor's statue stands tall....hmm...beautiful scene... After so many wars throughout the history of the Balkan region, turning this fortress into a large green park was the best thing that could happen to it. Still, a military museum and a small exhibition of weapons from the last war of the '90s is available. St. George's Orthodox Church is also beautiful inside, with its chandeliers made of real gun bullets!
Satyen Babla | May 30, 2018
We visited during sunset and its beautiful. Just sitting at the edge and admiring the beauty was super peaceful. We also tried archery which was fun! Overall, a great place to visit!
Bojan Krajinovic | Jun 27, 2018
Must see if you're in Belgrade. This is landmark of Belgrade and to be honest heart and soul of Serbian capital. It was built in 15Th century and kept the same shape since then. It has a great view over confluence of Sava river in Danube for a start. Beside that it has couple of museums of which museum of history of Belgrade is my favorite along with natural museum. Also it has couple of parks along with zoo which is one of the oldest in region but it has what to offer when it comes to variety of animal species kept in. After you saw all the monuments and parks in this fortress you can nicely rest in one of the nice restaurants which are offering great food along with great wine and even better views.
Miles Macdonald | Jul 6, 2018
You forget you're on a plateau walking around the upper town until you reach this fortress and have amazing views over the Sava river west to the new town communist architecture, and north across the Danube river. It is a great place to come in the evening and watch the sun set. A very good view of the fortress site from the tower and don't forget the beautiful little chapel tucked away a short walk down the north side.
Nevena Martinovic | Jul 6, 2018
This is a wonderful park with a lot if history. This is one of the few fortresses in Europe where you can roam freely and see many locals of various ages enjoying the park. Highly recommended to visit!
Miroslav Nikolic | Aug 3, 2018
A lots of remaining after construction works is still visible in places where tourists gather. Also, it could be cleaner. Aside from those two, a spectacular fortress with great views and a lot of history.
Alicia Ng | Jul 24, 2018
Great to watch the sunset at and to walk up is really easy, mostly flat ground. The fortress is pretty big so you can spend quite a bit of time there. Outside the walls, there are some military weapon display as well as dinosaurs exhibition. Great for families with kids, couples and of course, if you are visiting Belgrade for the first time!
YESSICA CASTRO | Jul 23, 2018
This fortress is very interesting because you can see how the Roman, Ottoman and Austrian empires made modifications to their walls in each period of time. It's a nice location to take pictures. However, this fortress can be prepared in a better way (like a museum) to attract tourists and collect some money for the state.
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