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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  • Fantastic and unique Fortress, one of the best preserved in Europe. Exit music festival is taking place here, a lot of artists ateliers , good museum. Must visit when in Novi Sad  more »
  • A clear landmark, stunning views, great small museum and demonstration of opevňovacieho art in the late Middle Ages. The splendor of the
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  • We were driving from Budapest to Belgrade and I had researched this and planned a diversion. The fortress is huge and stands dramatically at a bend in the river. It is surrounded by gardens and the qu...  more »
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  • A fortress as you rarely find. With thick and tall walls, it is one of the most interesting fortresses in south-eastern Europe, in my opinion, situated very close to the Danube river and the access ways in the town of Novi Sad. Inside, they opened workshops for craftsmen selling all sorts of products. It is a beautiful sightseeing destination, free of charge. A very good measure, considering the multitude of tourists who cross the threshold.
  • Very beautiful fortress with a nice war and city museum. The guide gave us a great tour explaining in a lot of detail all the elements in perfect English. At the bottom, next to the river bank there are nice restaurants. Also if you have time I would recommend you to visit the fortification trenches.
  • Nice view from the fortress with the river and the rainbow bridge. Not a steep climb. Fun fact: hour hand is bigger than the minute hand for people to identify the time easily in the past.
  • Amazing historical site with some splendid views of the city over the Danube. Here you can find parks, restaurants, caffes, a hotel, a museum and some nightlife spots as well. Most recently the fortress was made famous by hosting the EXIT festival.
  • Exit freedom festival. Great festival but a little bit too crowded. Great view on the city from the Fortress!
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