Petrovaradin Fortress, Petrovaradin

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Sitting on a hill above the Danube River, Petrovaradin Fortress features centuries-old monuments, numerous museums and entertainment venues, and hosts internationally known festivals. Although the present-day fortress was built between 1692 and 1780, 21st-century archeological excavations show traces of Paleolithic civilizations living at the site some 20,000 years ago. Walk around the fortress to see these remains and numerous medieval structures. You can also reserve a guided tour of the underground tunnels that total 16 km (10 mi) in length. Grab a drink at one of the cafes and snap photos of the wide, open views across the river, enjoying a panoramic view of Novi Sad. You'll do a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. Note that access to the fortress requires climbing a lot of steps, which might be difficult for people with mobility issues. Arrange your visit to Petrovaradin Fortress and discover more family-friendly attractions in Novi Sad using our Novi Sad trip planner .
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  • It is a fortress on the hill with the clock tower and Museum. 5-minute climb, views from here are pretty well, why-is-worth while climbing is. Café restaurant.
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  • If you have been in Novi Sad and you weren't at the Fort who you weren't in Novi Sad. Must see place in Novi Sad
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  • You can access both by car and on foot, but I recommend the latter. And better walk from the other side, cross the bridge and stroll through the historic district that is at your feet, which is now part of the fortress and go up the stairs and down the opposite side, along the street where cars go up. It is a great strength, the largest in Europe at the time. And they say that it was never conquered. It is known as the Gibraltar of the Danube. Their views are spectacular, including the sunset. It has a small museum, which is to visit. It contains a small collection of military history and typewriters. It is cheap. In addition there are several typical restaurants.
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  • This place is magic. It is famous for the EXIT festival, which is amazingly hosted . The true beauty of this place is indescribable, spending an afternoon there at any bar or restaurant looking at the amazing view on the Danube river is a blessing! There is plenty of space for parking and public restrooms. I am looking forward to heading back there
  • Wonderful place for a visit. To walk around, enjoying in view and spend calm. Also, the best place for a music festival like EXIT.
  • Very nice historical place, great for family trips. The view of Novi Sad is fantastic. Underground tunnels are a big plus and can make the visit even more worth while.
  • A very sweet landmark. Very chaotic parking. A decent choice of cafes and restaurants.
  • This fortress is famous for the Exit festival. Excellent historical place, with underground tunnels, and great view on Danube river and Novi Sad. It is good for family trips. The cornerstone of the present day southern part of the fortress was laid on 18 October 1692 by Charles Eugene de Croy.
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