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Nis Fortress, Nis

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Tour the well-preserved Nis Fortress, built by the Ottoman forces in the early 18th century on foundations of former Roman and medieval structures. Stretching over a vast area of 22 hectares (54 acres), the site preserves remains of former gunpowder stores, a 16th-century mosque, and numerous military structures. In addition, a Turkish bath from the 15th century that sits within the fortress represents one of the oldest remaining non-religious Ottoman structures. The site also hosts a number of events and art expositions, as well as the city's official weather station. Wear comfortable shoes when visiting, as the roads can be uneven. Put Nis Fortress on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nis trip itinerary maker.
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  • Niš je grad koji datira iz doba Rimljana. Obiluje burnom istorijom kao i većina varoši u Srbiji. Tvrđava je jedno od mesta gde možete doživeti mini vremeplov i doživeti duh starih vremena. Osim toga t...  more »
  • large fort pretty solidly built. Here are many street dogs. (dogs do nothing) Personally we missed a guide or someone you just told more about the fortress
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  • Like seriously, what will make you spray building which is here for hundreds years? I don't know... Other than that, it's basically a park with few ruins. 
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  • The Fortress is worth a visit for so many reasons. This is a great park for reading in the shade, for music festivals, or to jog through. Grab a lunch to go and see it's historical elements while enjoying the buzz of a cultural hub of Niš.
  • Nis fortres is amasing place. During summer there are lot of music festivals and wine fair.
  • nice place ,everyone should see it, alot of madevil buildings
  • Maybe the most beautiful part of Nish. The home of the perfect amphitheater for a movie or theater festival.
  • Historical monument with beautiful park and many nice coffee shops and restaurants. There is a great souvenir store with nice and cheap things to buy. Great and must see place