Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress

Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress

Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress
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Sirin S
Kyrenia, Cyprus173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The castle is located right on the hill where Sava and Danube rivers meet. Stambol Kapja (Istanbul Gate), Defterdar Gate and Dungeon Gate, which were built in the 1700s, are the Gates for entering /exiting the castle. It is believed that there is the grave of Atilla under the castle. The castle is one of the most visited historical buildings of the city with its parks, historical buildings, monuments and museums in a total area of 53 hectares. There is a fountain built by Sokollu Mehmet Pasha in 1578, the tomb of Damat Ali Pasha, the place where many Pashas we call Pasha Mansion and the cruise hill of Kanuni Sultan Suleyman.When you proceed right in front of the Istanbul Gate built by the Ottomans, you will see heavy weapons such as tanks and missiles from the First World War on the open air section. In the ditch at the exit of the castle, Dinosaurs Park is among the places to be visited in the castle. The entrance to the castle, which is open to the public, is free.
Written March 27, 2020
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Jazzumbo
Romania2,066 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Large park with old shady trees covering the top of a hill, around the Belgrade Fortress. The fortress itself is actually located inside the park. It worth visiting mainly for the views over Belgrade. The most spectacular sight is the confluence of Danube with Sava River. Cruise ships mooring at the Sava quay and various boats floating lazy on the Danube can be spotted from the park. There are some kiosks from one can buy beer, soft drinks and popcorn. Watching the sunset from a bench in the park, with a can of local beer in one hand and some popcorn in the other was a relaxing experience. While strolling in the park, we discovered some interesting statues, like the one of a fisherman fighting a snake. Overall, it's a good place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Written September 5, 2022
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Dean-Traveller
Mugla, Türkiye1,183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
The Romans built the first fortification in the 2nd century but Belgrade fortress has been rebuilt many times; the last time being in the 18th Century, so there is architectural history of Romans, Serbs, Turks, and Austro-Hungarians in one building. It is impressive from the outside. Covid 19 restrictions prevented an internal visit.

Kalemegdan Park surrounds the fortress and contains other attractions but these were also closed. The museums of medieval torture and of weapons the chapels and the zoo will have to wait for another visit. The dinosaur exhibit and war vehicles were impressive enough even at a distance.

The main draw for me was the view over the confluence of the Danube and Sava, and over the rivers to New Belgrade. There are plenty of benches on the city walls from which to admire the view. The landscaping is not as impressive as many parks in capital cities but the views make up for this. There are a few cafes, so take a snack and watch the sunset.

The fortress looks even more spectacular after dark when it is lit. The park’s free and open 24 hours. Outdoor chess games were going on into the evening.

This iconic Belgrade attraction is worth a visit just for the views but offers more.
Written May 4, 2021
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Percie E
London, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
I love Kalemegdan. I’ve been to Belgrade three times to visit friends, and each time we find something new. There are excellent views over the city from here, and the fort is incredibly interesting; lovely old architecture of historical importance, and the park is used by so many people daily.

You can sit and enjoy some popcorn, or go to a restaurant in the ground for fresh lemonade and other drinks; there’s even a nightclub situated inside. There’s a dinosaur park for kids and also the zoo, which has improved a lot in terms of animal welfare since my first visit.

This time I went on a tour with friends in Serbian, with our friends translating to English, and saw the catacombs, Roman well and manmade caves underneath. The catacombs contain one of the earliest Christian graves from the second century where the carvings are beautiful.

It is well worth visiting Kalemegdan more than once during your time in Belgrade and booking on to a tour - these will be available in various languages - as well as spending an evening here relaxing as the locals do.
Written August 16, 2022
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Ali Murat E
Istanbul, Türkiye50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is the most typcial sight seeing place in Belgrade. The fortress and the walls surround a big area and you walk within 20-30 mins. The castle has a city view and also you can see from the top also the river view.You must see.
Written February 26, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
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May 2023
This is one of those places where there is plenty to do or see, and something for everyone. Entry to the fortress and park is free. There’s an open air military museum with displays of various artillery and tanks which is free, but most of the other museums inside are not. There is a dinosaur park for children, which definitely isn’t free.

The grounds of the park are extensive and bounded to the north at the junction of the River Sava and the Danube. The fortress itself is one of the main attractions. Much of the inner walls are intact, but the outer walls are mostly ruined. With views overlooking the river and Belgrade below, the fortress would’ve been formidable. There are many monuments inside Kalemegdan Park and the fortress. If you’re interested in immersing yourself in Serbian history and culture, the monuments to the many Serbian personalities is a great way to do it. I thought the best things to see are the beautiful churches of Ružica Church and Saint Petka Church. Both have some amazing mosaics and paintings.
Written July 3, 2023
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
The citadel, the views of both rivers, the history, the churches, and the atmosphere all around is awesome. You could easily spend a whole day here and not get tired. I highly recommend going there late afternoon, as the sunset is spectacular!
Written August 30, 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain22,078 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress is a wonderful complex located in the upper part of Belgrade, the main city in Serbian Country. In the fortress, you can see some very interesting places like Military Museum (where you can see weapons and the history of the most important battles and moment in Serbian region), some gates like Zindan Gate (wonderful!), Leopold Gate or the gate of the Clock Tower. From here, there are great views of Danube and Sava, and the place where both rivers join. Also, in the surroundings of the fortress, in the park, it is possible see the Monument to Gratitude to France or the Chapel of St. Petka as the main important places.
A wonderful fortress to learn about Serbia, walk, run or do sport, relax or only see views.
Written April 23, 2020
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA1,434 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is near the river and the old part of town and a great entrance to the main pedestrian street. There are plenty of people walking around. you get good views of the rivers. They do have out different tanks and other war vehicles and attractions, but I was more interested in the walls and views.
Written July 23, 2022
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CassimaSK
Bicester, UK212 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Not sure why does it have such a high rating... Yes, it's very historical and important to the history of Belgrade but that's really it...
Some views from the top are great, however on the slope north facing there is just a ridiculous amount of rubbish/plastics thrown down long time ago and nothing done about it.
Catacombs were closed for walk in visits - they only accept pre-arranged group visits. Cafe was closed. The Japanese Fountain looked like it broke a while ago and hasn't been fixed.
The whole complex needs a lot more of attention from the local authorities and finance for the maintenance.
It's worth going there really to visit the Military Museum only.
Written January 10, 2024
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