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Nis Fortress, Nis

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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.
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  • The Stad NIS is located in this Fort one of the most beautiful and best preserved in the Balkans. Romans, Slovenians, Bulgarians and Serbs have converted them so that they 1723 her present appearance has received. It was built by the Turks on an area of 22 hectares, 2100 metar long walls, 8 m high and an average of 3 m wide. Side there was a moat (now visible only on the northern side). In addition to a long, relaxing Spazeiergang can an is a one of the numerous cafés refresh. Various events take place in the open air theatre in the summer. Gravestones dating back to the 4th century, Roman thermal baths, Hamam, arsenal, to visit Bali beg mosque, jail, and much more. A wonderful destination with little trip in the history of Serbia.
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  • On the way to Belgrade, the bus stopped in the glorious city of Niš. Googling, it became clear that the Nišskaâ fortress is required to attend. The fortress built by the Turks.
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  • The fort itself you have quickly seen. Certainly some worth, but then especially nice to have a beer on the terrace.
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  • Full of life, carries the whole cities' spirit, exactly like Beogradska Tvrdjava. There is something very special with these Serbian castles!
  • A nice place to go for a walk, close to the centre of Niš, just above the green market. A few tours I shops and some nice cafés.
  • Od skora otvorena "Gradska basta" - izlozbeno prodajno mesto JK Medijane za razne bastenske rasade i cvecke.. prelep ambijent.. :)
  • Nis Fortress, the symbol of the city, located downtown on the bank of the river Nisava, is one of the best preserved and most beautiful military fortifications in the Middle Balkans. Nis is one of few cities in the world with a magnificent fortress in the location which has remained In the core of the city for 2,000 years. It was built on the foundation of the ancient Byzantine and Medieval fortification. It obtained its present-day image in the first half of XVIII century, and it represented the strongest fortification in the border regions of the Ottoman empire. The Fortress visually dominates the downtown area. It occupies 22 hectares and it has a polygonal shape with 7 unequal sides and 8 bastions. Powerful walls are 2100 m long, 8 m high, and 3 m wide. In the past, it was completely begirded by a trench which filled with water from the river Nisava when needed. The Fortress could be entered through 4 gates, of which the most recognizable and the most attractive was the southern Stambol gate.
  • Nice place to visit. I recommend to everyone. :)
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