This is a huge fortress situated right in the middle of the city. It covers an area of 22 hectares and is located at the serene banks of the Nisava River. It is one of the most significant and well-preserved monuments in the Balkans. The walls are about 8m high. The blocks are evenly shaped. A large moat encircles the structure. In the past, it was filled by river water, whenever the need arose. The Turkish architecture is prominent. Throughout its history, the fortress has been brought down and rebuilt several times. But its essence has not been lost.
- The four Large Gates
- Bali-Beg mosque from the 16th century
- A Turkish Bath that was built in the 15th century
- Restaurants and cafes
- Stone Artifacts
- Music and Film Festivals
Nis Fortress Travel Tips
- Carry water bottles with you. The walk inside is long and tiring.
How to Reach Nis Fortress
- Bus Station: Jadranska
- Hire a taxi
- Ask the locals for directions.
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95% of people who visit Nis include Nis Fortress in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
72.5% of people start their Nis Fortress visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nis Fortress
91.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nis Fortress
Nis Fortress Reviews & Ratings
Great place to visit. Panoramic view over city. Places to sit and drink. Green places to sit and be left alone. Good for walking. Historical monuments. Ethno gallery and souvenir shop.
It's very interesting. We took the ride on the train that goes around the park inside the Fortress. It has good cafés and the souvenir shop is the best in town
The dominant feature and area in central Nis. This was clearly a fairly huge fortress as its peak. It has been reasonably well preserved and a nice place to stroll around for 30-60 minutes. There is nothing truly spectacular inside but it's well worth a stroll.
Beautiful fortress, very big with a lot of interior space. Has a couple of coffee shops inside, beautiful walking paths, and grass plains.
Great fortress, lot of history behind it, nice park and cafes inside of it. It misses some organized tours about its history.