Petrovaradin Fortress
Petrovaradin Fortress
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Petrovaradin Fortress Serbian: Tvrđava Petrovaradin German: Festung Peterwardein Hungarian: Péterváradi vár Nicknamed: "Petrovaradinska tvrđava", "Đava", "Gibraltar on of the Danube", "Novi Sad Acropolis", "the last bastion of Christianity"... Petrovaradin Fortress is a fortress in the town of Petrovaradin, itself part of the City of Novi Sad, Serbia. It is located on the right bank of the Danube river. The cornerstone of the present-day southern part of the fortress was laid on 18 October 1692 by Charles Eugène de Croÿ. The fortress consists of five parts: 1. Upper Fortress - Heksagon 2. Lower fortress Suburbimum "Gradić", "Citadel", "Pentagon" with the Water City "Wasserstadt" 3. Island Fortress - Insel Shanze 4. Bridgehead - Brücke Shanze 5. Hornwerk What is behind her history is the biggest brand of Serbia is her underground, the famous Katakombe, actually a contram system consisting of about 1000 corridors, over 30 km, over 8 floors, over 27 floors and 4 lines of defense
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  • Kyriakos T
    Larnaca, Cyprus68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Put your walking shoes on
    Walking up to the fortress, is one of those moments that climbing and walking is rewarding. Going all the way up isn't the easiest thing to do especially during a sunny day. But at the end the view is rewarding. You should all the way from one corner to the other in order to enjoy the river and the city from different angles.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 4, 2023
  • semagora
    Canton of Aargau, Switzerland359 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    historic area, nice views
    Lovely view of the Danube River and an easy walk to the top. We enjoyed coffee at the café although the service was not too friendly. Neat boutiques facing the 5-star hotel, where I found beautiful handmade gifts to bring home. Pastel houses have been beautifully renovated on the main road. Take a bus directly from the main station, as it is quite a long walk to the bridge. The historical context during WW2 is a terrible one, it is commemorated in Budapest's largest synagogue photo exhibition.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Teele
    Tallinn, Estonia295 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice walking area
    We left our car just below the fortress after the bridge from Novi Sad. There seemed to be free parking. Entrance to the fortress is free. There is not much to do there, but there are a few nice places with beautiful views of the Danube river and the city of Novi Sad. The fort itself is actually huge and runs beyond this main area.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Kris_Toor
    Krakow, Poland187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect for sunsets
    Amazing place for evening walk. There are coffee places up there where you can grab a drink. The place has amazing views for the city and surrounding. Perfect for sunsets. Free of entry. Only to enter some places like clock tower you need to pay otherwise all free. Come with your camera and snap some shots.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 12, 2023
  • JSTrip_77
    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,299 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Fort Overlooking the Danube
    This fortress is enormous. There is a central area that is somewhat more restored but the ruins of the fort just keep extending and extending. It's really remarkable. The fortress overlooks the Danube (so recall that some of the best pictures of the fortress are from the bridge and from across the river.) But the clock tower and ramparts are stunning. There are some excellent restaurants and the wonderful Leopold 1 Hotel in the fortress itself - and a number of museums.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 25, 2023
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania13,009 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
In Novi Sad on top of a hill overwatching the Danube lies the Petrovaradin Fortress also known as the "Gibraltar on the Danube" .
The fortress was lying on the route to europe and was the only the guarding the route on land and water for hundreds of years. (If the fortress of Petrovaradin would have been conquered the route till Vienna would have been open).
The fortress was rebuilt during the Habsburg rule since these lands were part of Habsburg empire. Fortress is built in Vauban style consisting on several rings of protective walls and forts - the fortress at Petrovaradin is covering a surface of 133 ha and it was built in to 88 years to its current shape.
It use to have its own train station - the station exists today but the tunnel under the Fortress is closed, the track does not exist anymore and the bridge connecting the fortress to the city is not there anymore only the pillars rise from the waters of the Danube.
For those of you who are into history it is definitely a must see place and if you are on a guided tour for sure you will learn a lot about the past of the Fortress.
Restaurants, Planetarium , Museum of the City of Novi Sad are also to be found in the fortress. And ever year the Exit Festival takes place in the Fortress of Petrovaradin
Overall if you go to Novi Sad this is one of the must see places in the city.
Written May 2, 2020
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sandra n
Sun City, AZ1,281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This was our second fortress to see in Serbia having visited Kalemegdon the day before in Belgrade. Petrovaradin overlooks, with simply beautiful views, the city of Novi Sad and that is a huge reason to visit this sight alone, but definitely not the only one. At this sight, we spent a lot more time here because the asthetics are really really wonderful offering so many opportunities for some great photos here and there. My absolute favorite area to stroll was behind the structures and away from the water, where it was like revisiting the Irish countryside. It was so lovely, just loved spending time there. Allow time for this spot so you can just relax and take in the beauty of this wonderful area just outside the busy Novi Sad. Busy, but lovely also. P.S. Don't let the 235 steps at the entrance stop you from enjoying a great place!!
Written January 8, 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain11,570 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Petrovaradin Fortress is the most important historical building in Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia. It is obviously located in a hill, from where you can see very beautiful views of the city and surroundings. Also, you can see the fortress from the other river bank of the city or on some bridges. In the fortress, you can visit some very interesting places like Catacombs (a visit to the underworld) or City Museum (where you can learn about the recent history of the city, especially the NATO bombing at the end of 20th Century). Also, behind the fortress, you cam walk, run or relax in a very big park, from where you can see very nice views of the surroundings of the city.
Written April 26, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The absolute must for every visitor, Petrovaradin fortress is the best Novi Sad has to offer.
It stands right above the mighty Danube, on an elevated position overlooking the whole city and the river as well.
The fortress dates back to Austro-Ungarian era of 17c, and is spread on several different levels. You can easily drive up to the top where's a big parking lot and start exploring. There're several restaurants, a museum and many paths with benches to enjoy the scenery and the views.
During July it becomes a venue for one of the world's biggest music festivals - Exit.
Written January 18, 2021
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Jonathan
United Kingdom13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Fantastic experience. We were the first people to walk up one morning and the museum was not quite open, but the staff opened it up for us and we even had a quick personal guide to the exhibits from one of the team. Well done.
Fantastic views across the river.
Written March 9, 2022
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Caerfinn
Toronto, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We walked up and around the fortress and discovered beautiful views of the city and Danube. The admission is free. We found many beautiful areas to explore and investigate. There are restaurants and cafes and small shops. the area below the fortress is beautiful to walk around too.
Written December 2, 2021
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Kyriakos T
Larnaca, Cyprus68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Walking up to the fortress, is one of those moments that climbing and walking is rewarding. Going all the way up isn't the easiest thing to do especially during a sunny day. But at the end the view is rewarding. You should all the way from one corner to the other in order to enjoy the river and the city from different angles.
Written August 4, 2023
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,743 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This huge fortress overlooks the Danube River. You have a lovely view of the city from near the clock tower. The fortress was built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire between 1692 and 1780. You will see the clock tower, the former military barracks, and other historic buildings. The City Museum is situated inside the fortress.
Written October 13, 2022
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Kris_Toor
Krakow, Poland187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Amazing place for evening walk. There are coffee places up there where you can grab a drink. The place has amazing views for the city and surrounding. Perfect for sunsets. Free of entry. Only to enter some places like clock tower you need to pay otherwise all free. Come with your camera and snap some shots.
Written October 12, 2023
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Teele
Tallinn, Estonia295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We left our car just below the fortress after the bridge from Novi Sad. There seemed to be free parking. Entrance to the fortress is free. There is not much to do there, but there are a few nice places with beautiful views of the Danube river and the city of Novi Sad. The fort itself is actually huge and runs beyond this main area.
Written August 17, 2023
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