Best Things To Do in Nis, Serbia

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  • Nis Fortress: Fortified remains of an ancient Roman camp and the most popular tourist attraction in the city.
  • Mediana: A must-visit place in your Nis itineraries is this fourteenth century historical site, which is said to be the birthplace of Constantine the great.
  • Skull Tower: A 19th century tower built by Turks using the decapitated skulls of Serbs who were killed during the battle of Cedar. It is regarded as one of the most important places to see in Nis.
  • CrveniKrst concentration camp: One among the very few Nazi concentration camps preserved in Europe.
  • Memorial Chapel: A chapel built in the memory of NATO bombing victims.
  • Bubanj: A monument in the shape of three clenched fists, dedicated to the Yugoslavian soldiers who fought during the Second World War.


  • Nis is served by two tourist information centres at VozdaKaradorda and Sindeliceva that cater to the needs of the travellers by providing maps, travel guides, timetables and other relevant details.
  • Nis Greeters: A free tour of the city with volunteer tour guides. Address: Obrenoviceva 28, Nis 18000, Serbia.

Below we have a list of things to do in Nis and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Nis getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Nis with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Nis

Here is the list of things to do in Nis and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Nis Fortress

    4.6 (374 Votes)
    Nis Fortress

    Historical Site, Monument, Food And Drinks, Cafe

    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...Read more
  2. Cele Kula

    Historical Site, Tower

    This is a tower composed of human skulls. In the beginning of the 19th century, the Serbian revolutionaries waged an uprising against the ruling Turks. But they ended up losing this battle of Cegar Hill. To send a message, The Turkish built a tower that contained the skulls of all the revolutionaries that were killed. 952 skulls were arranged in 15 rows. The tower has now become a symbol of Ser...Read more
  3. Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp

    Museum, Tower, Specialty Museum

    This is a memorial museum. It’s built at the exact same place where the Nazi Concentration Camp used to be. During the German Occupation of Serbia (1941-45), the capacity of this place was about 30,000. The building still looks like it had before. Inside there are three storeys. The place has been so well preserved, you feel like you have been pushed back in time. You can still see the me...Read more
  4. Medijana

    4.2 (120 Votes)

    Church, Village, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Medijana is an important archaeological ruin site. It is located in the eastern suburb of Nis. The site was a luxury village of its time. Remains of villas, baths, roads and granaries lead us to believe so. One can find a lot of Roman artefacts scattered around this place. A visit here will let you know a lot about people’s lifestyle in those historic times. Those interested in history an...Read more
  5. Archaeological Hall

    Educational Site, Historical Site, Exhibition

    This is an exhibition hall that tells the story of Nis. Through its exhibits it brings to light the history and culture of the region. The displays are arranged chronologically. The information panels are multi-lingual and detailed. Some of the exhibits date back to the Stone Age. If you are a history enthusiast, you will find this place to be interesting. It is both educational and awesome at ...Read more
  6. Holy Trinity Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    This is one of the most important churches in the region. The construction of the church began in the year 1856, but it is in the year 0f 1878 that it was consecrated. It is a symbol of liberation from the Turks. The architecture is a mix of Byzantine, Islamic and Renaissance styles. In the year 2001, a fire accident burned the place down. It is the citizens of Nis who came together to rebuild ...Read more
  7. Niskabanja

    4.6 (296 Votes)

    Park, Leisure, Spa

    This is a small spa town. It’s located at the foot of the Koritnik Mountain, just 9 kilometres to the south of Nis. Highlights and must sees include: The spa here is the third biggest in the whole of Serbia. There are certain natural conditions that make this place so apt for a popular spa centre. The continental climate is gentle, the mud is mineral rich and the mineralised water is ther...Read more
  8. Kalca Shopping Mall

    3.5 (299 Votes)
    Kalca Shopping Mall

    Bar, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Restaurant

    This is the biggest shopping centre in Nis. It covers an area of 32,000 square metres. It is situated right in the middle of the city. There is an underground section. Above it stands the big three-storeyed building of the mall. It has virtually all kinds of shops: clothes, shoes, music, stationery, computer equipment, unlocked mobile phones. There are also several bars, coffee shops and one or...Read more
  9. Kazandzijskosokace

    Food And Drinks, Cafe, Restaurant, Entertainment

    This is a cafe-street in Nis. It is the only preserved section of the old commercial district of the town. The cobbled paths and the architecture of the old buildings are straight out from the early 18th century. Old documents say that this place used to be the home of Turkish craftsmen. Today the street has popular cafes and restaurants on both its sides. When you walk out of the alley, you wi...Read more
  10. Kej

    3.9 (20 Votes)
    14 SVETOZARA MARKOVIĆA, 18000, Niš, Nišavski okrug, Niš, Serbia
  11. Obrenoviceva 17, Niš 18000, Serbia
  12. Euro-enter

    5 (1 Vote)
    27 OBRENOVIĆEVA, 18000, Niš, Nišavski okrug, Niš 700132, Serbia
  13. Mcdonald’s

    4 (1 Vote)
    Generala Milojka Lešjanina 2, Niš 18000, Serbia