Petrovaradin Fortress

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Petrovaradin Fortress
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Jonathan
United Kingdom9 contributions
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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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania7,466 contributions
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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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,348 contributions
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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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain9,529 contributions
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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sandra n
Sun City, AZ1,281 contributions
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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Caerfinn
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
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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Ana D
3 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
Apsolutly beautiful views of the entire city of Novi Sad. The fortress itself is well kept and offer great trails for walking. If you get tired there is an amazing restaurat on top. Interesting fact: when you go to the top to a huge clock there is a black metal rail where couples leave locks with their names and dates on it.
Written October 1, 2020
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Thank you for visiting, we are glad you brought good impressions. See you all
Written November 4, 2020
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Stella
Stockholm, Sweden2,110 contributions
Jan 2022
This was such a pretty place. You have to walk a bit further from the centre and up some stairs but that was definitely worth it. The views from there are beautiful, just stunning, although at moments it was very windy. Fantastic place for photography especially as you approach the sunset, and not too crowded.
Written February 5, 2022
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Amédée S
Geneva, Switzerland382 contributions
May 2021
The place is all renovated, and clean. The park is huge and very green. The history of Ptrovaradin is amazing, I recommand you to have a guide. I visited the underground which was so impressive.
There is a nice restaurant with the view on the River and Novi Sad.
Written June 3, 2021
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Thank you for the beautiful visit to the fortress and its underground, respected Amade S. and Željko Mrnjavac :)
Written June 8, 2021
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Selena
United States3 contributions
Dec 2020
The view is beautiful. Amazing place, near Belgrade really. The architecture is beautiful and even though there are a lot of tourists. You can enjoy restaurants at the top of the fortress or visit a museum or a gallery.
Written February 5, 2021
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