Nis Fortress

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  • Address: ĐukeDinić, Niš, Serbia, Nis
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +381-0116557127
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Restaurant, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture

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.

Highlights include:

  • 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

  • Carry water bottles with you. The walk inside is long and tiring.

  • Bus Station: Jadranska
  • Hire a taxi
  • Ask the locals for directions.

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  • Nis Fortress Address: ĐukeDinić, Niš, Serbia, Nis
  • Nis Fortress Contact Number: +381-0116557127
  • Nis Fortress Timing: 24-hrs
  • Nis Fortress Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Nis Fortress(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nis Fortress: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Nis include Nis Fortress in their plan

  • 72.5% of people start their Nis Fortress visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nis Fortress

Monday, Friday and Saturday

91.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nis Fortress

People normally club together Holy Trinity Cathedral and Archaeological Hall while planning their visit to Nis Fortress.

People also prefer to start their day with Nis Fortress.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Pleasant atmosphere in a location with historic artifacts. But the Turkish bath definitely needs to be renovated and opened for business to the public! There are so many possibilities for this space.

  • Excellent place to relax in the shade, visit cool coffee places or a night club. Or just escape the city and feel like you are miles away from the city noise. We shot a Game of Thrones themed video there - there are some great medieval locations offered. :)

  • Fortress built in Ottoman era offers you travel through ages. It's combination of archaeological sites from Roman times, remains of Ottoman buildings and Serbian museums, archive and modern clubs.

  • Beautiful place to spend an afternoon walking by. You should definitely visit jazz museum as well while here.

  • The "train" ride for my kids was very popular. There is a nice souvenir shop with very helpful staff (who also spoke English well). The park is lovely for walking around. The ruins were interesting to view. The art exhibit was nice to see and they welcomed kids.

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