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Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad

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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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  • Great place to visit at least once a year - a lot of history and a spectacular view on the city and the river. Makes for a short weekend trip, mixing culture and food and relax in Novi Sad. 
    Great place to visit at least once a year - a lot of history and a spectacular view on the city and the river. Makes for a short weekend trip, mixing culture and food and relax in Novi Sad.  more »
  • Petrovaradin Fortress was the biggest wow factor for me, i thought it was smaller but fortress is really huge. 
    Petrovaradin Fortress was the biggest wow factor for me, i thought it was smaller but fortress is really huge.  more »
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  • Hilltop location with lots of good views, terraces for drinks, artist studios selling their own works for a fraction of what you’d pay in Western Europe! The place is not yet contaminated by mass tourist capitalism and continues to be a hangout location for normal local people as well, which is great to see.
  • Amazing old fortress full of interesting details. It has a lovely view of the city across the river, places to have a drink or grab a bite, but also souvenir shop, the famous tower, various walkways etc. It hosts the international Exit music festival within its walls. Highly recommended!

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