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Nis

3.6
Historic Sites · Ruins · Monuments

Popular things to do in Nis

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Historic Site
Nis Fortress
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ruin
Skull Tower
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Monument
Monument to the Liberators of Nis
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. According to the 2011 census, the urban area of Niš has population of 187,544, while the administrative area has a population of 260,237 inhabitants.It is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe, and has from ancient times been considered a gateway between the East and the West. It was founded by the Scordisci in 279 BC, after an invasion of the Balkans. The city was among several taken in the Roman conquest in 75 BC; the Romans built the Via Militaris in the 1st century, with Naissus being one of its key towns; it is also the birthplace of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor and the founder of Constantinople, and Constantius III and Justin I. It is home to one of the oldest churches in Serbia, dating to the 4th century, located in the suburb of Mediana. The Balkans came under the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire. In the 6th century, Slavs started settling the Balkans, while the town was held by the Byzantines until the 9th century, when it came under Bulgar rule. The town switched hands between the two, before being given by the Byzantines to the Serbs in the 12th century. Niš served as Stefan Nemanja's capital. It was conquered by the Ottomans in the 15th century, becoming the seat of a sanjak initially in Rumelia Eyalet (1385-1443, 1448-1846), laterly in Niš Eyalet (1846-1864) and finally in Danube Vilayet (1864-1878). It was liberated by the Serbian Army in 1878 during the Serbian–Ottoman War (1876–78). Our Serbia trip tool allows you to plan your trip to Nis and a wealth of other destinations big and small.

Side trips from Nis

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Geologic Formation
Davolja Varos Prolom
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Manasija Monastery Despotovac
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad Zajecar
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Resavska Cave Despotovac
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Nis

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Ruin
Mediana
1.0
Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Holy Trinity Cathedral
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Hram Svetog Pantelejmona
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Site
Tinkers Alley
3.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Nis

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Spa
Massage center ZEN
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Vinski Podrum Malca
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Monument
The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Brewery
Beer Connect
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Nis

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Water Body
Nishava
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Theme Parks in Nis

Water Park
Bazen Cair
3.6
Duration: 8 hours

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