Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Serbia  /  Central Serbia  /  Nis  /  Historic Sites  /  Nis Fortress
Nis Fortress, Nis
(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Nis itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Nis

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Nis by other users

17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM HUNGARY June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA November, culture, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nis BY A USER FROM SERBIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Oslo & Nis BY A USER FROM SERBIA January, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Nis & Belgrade BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Nis BY A USER FROM MOLDOVA November, culture, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Serbia BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Nis BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nis BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Nis BY A USER FROM LEBANON January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Central Serbia BY A USER FROM ALBANIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Surely the most iconic place in Nis. With great location, well-maintained interior and rich history, this place is truly a must-see. 
  • The inside of the fortress is a huge green space in the middle of the city. You can spend as much time as you want just walking around. There are some cafes near the entrance gate. 
  • Too bad they do not use the fortress beauty in this domain. The little train takes you around the park but you better do it by foot. Nice walk but that's it... 
Google
  • 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