Belgrade Kalemegdan Fortress

 
The most beautiful and historical site in Belgrade
If you need to visit just one thing in Belgrade, than you don't want to miss the Fortress and surrounding Kalemegdan Park. First at 125 meters high, you will enjoy from …More
If you need to visit just one thing in Belgrade, than you don't want to miss the Fortress and surrounding Kalemegdan Park. First at 125 meters high, you will enjoy from there the most beautiful view on Belgrade and the connection between the Danube and Sava rivers.
Second, the park is the most beautiful one in the city and monuments are the most important historically. And finally, by taking the best way to go there by walking through the pedestrian streets along Knez Mihailova, you'll get to visit the most beautiful part of the historical downtown.

This is an oasis of peace where belgrade citizens come to relax, ride their bicycles or do some sports.

You'll find on the hill the Military Museum, a Zoo (one of the oldest in Europe), and a number of attractions and sculptures.

The Fortresses history is closely linked to the city's, since it's the oldest spot of the city, and for a long time, the city developped whithin its walls.

The city was founded in the 3rd century BC as "Singidunum" by the Celtic tribe of Scordisci. The city-fortress was later conquered by the Romans became known as Singidunum and became a part of "the military frontier", where the Roman Empire bordered "barbaric Central Europe". After that, Belgrade became on several stages the frontier between Empires: Eastern and Western Roman Empires, Austro-Hungarian, Othoman,... And always this spot was a strategic one to dominate.

For more information, you can visit the wikipedia page


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