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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. Petrovaradin Fortress is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Novi Sad Edition.
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  • The fortress is breathtaking. It is sad that it is not maintained better and that is in poor condition. Too much parking on the fortress. There are no activities or guide. The most beautiful places an...  more »
  • As others have said, the views of the town and the Danube River are nice. However it was hard to find the entrance steps due to a lack of signage and once there, we could not find any information abou...  more »
  • We were just having a drink. Nice view on the Danube river and the city of Novi Sad. Must visit in Novi Sad. There are several restaurants and pubs and a hotel too.  more »
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  • Gorgeous Fortress. Great views from the top of it. A number of cafes are there as well as a good number of clubs and even a hotel. Exit Festival is held hear yearly in July.
  • Beautiful historical place, must see in Novi Sad. You can also organize visit to the underground of the fortress. There are lots of coffee places and great restaurants with balconies with a view on the Danube and the whole city. View is beautiful from here, day and night. Also, it is the place for one of the largest music festivals in Europe-Exit.
  • Amazing Fortress place just where it should be, by the river and very close to the city center. You'll have a great view of the city, some nice restaurants and cafes. There's also a city museum, planetarium and equestrian (horse) club. Every July you can enjoy the best music festival in Europe, EXIT.
  • A must see for all turists and travelers who visit Novi Sad. It offers a great view on the city panorama, nice restaurants and a lot of history
  • Nice place. The walls are so strong that you need to pass the tunnel when you driving hrough them. You can have a walk around for an hours. Must to see when you visit Novi Sad

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With its lively cultural scene, numerous sights, and bustling nightlife, the city of Novi Sad draws visitors from across Serbia and abroad. The city offers a good selection of places to stay, ranging from luxury and boutique hotels to hostels and rental apartments. While many of these put you within walking distance from the city center, you can also find a number of charming pensions in more remote, but very peaceful and picturesque, neighborhoods.
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