Nis Fortress, Nis

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

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

Nis Fortress Information

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

How To reach Nis Fortress by Public Transport

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

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Nis Fortress, Nis Reviews

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  • Very important historically and peaceful place for walking and spending nice time during the day. At night there are nice bars with live music, specially in the summer.

  • A nice and interesting historic place, probably a must-do in Nish. However, it isn't kept maintained, it's quite dirty and a lot of trash is everywhere. It's not only a historic place, there are also many local people for having a walk and they use it as a park. They also have little information about the history of the Fortress, however there is probably much more to know and explore about this place.

  • This fortress built in during the period of Ottoman empire about 500 years before. Nowadays this huge building with her garden inside use to people have a fun, walk because it is very pleasant over the all seasons.

  • It has so much potential, but still isn't maintained that well. Probably is more live and prettier in spring or summer.

  • Place with great history combined with urban traditions. Nice for walks, training, relaxing, have a drink.

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