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Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad

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Must see · Military Facility · Tourist Spot
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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  • The place is all renovated, and clean. The park is huge and very green. The history of Ptrovaradin is amazing, I recommand you to have a guide. I visited the underground which was so...  more »
  • The view is beautiful. Amazing place, near Belgrade really. The architecture is beautiful and even though there are a lot of tourists. You can enjoy restaurants at the top of the fortress or visit a.....  more »
  • You can get amazing photos from this fortress. And here there is a restaurant where you can get the BEST creme pita I've ever had in my life. If I get the opportunity to go back to Serbia, it will be for the creme pita and these views!
  • Novisad is an interesting city with many sights to visit. Even on January 1, there were many tourists. The Danube is well developed and is crossed by some spectacular bridges. The roads are wide and well marked and easy to reach the sights. The view over the city is spectacular in the castle. An interesting and pleasant choice, even for a January day.

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