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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  • Historically, beautiful place, music festival EXIT, restaurants, catacombs, old Town, Belgrade Gate.  more »
  • Leave your car in the parking lot of the restaurant at the foot of the bridge on the Danube River, I walked to the top of the Citadel. And with a very relaxed atmosphere and tourist old town of Petrovaradin was. And looking up to the top seemed normal Vantage by car and parking. And wells of the citadel in the basement of the Novi Sad City Museum, was very exciting.
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  • The tour of the fortress was very nice. The history was interesting and our guide was highly knowledgeable (and had fantastic English!!)  more »
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  • This is my favourite place in Novi Sad. We went to the top and had a hot chocolate in a cozy cafeteria. It's very beautiful at night when it is all lit up. This place also comes alive during the annual Exit festival with stages scattered all over the place with famous bands playing. It's so much fun climbing around here and exploring the place.
  • Medieval fortresses on the river Danube. You can find nice restaurants here. Also on weekends there are some clubs you can visit.
  • First time l walked to this fortress and it was amazing. See so much more when you walk in from town. Love visiting this place every time l come to Serbia 💕
  • The Hallmark of Novi Sad. Whether you just take a walk along the walls of the fortress or go out for a lunch with an astonishing view, you will not be disappointed! Also if you have the chance, you might want to visit the underground tunnels of the fortress with guided tours as well as the planetarium. All in all, a gorgeous place to spend a day at!
  • Historically most important place for Novi Sad. A place where is held one of the biggest music festival in Europe, Exit. Definitely a place to visit.

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