3 DANUBE FORTRESSES

Serbia is a country blessed with a rich cultural and historical heritage and this feature can easily be seen in its fortresses and castles. An old country that has many medieval tales to share with those interested, Serbia is the right place to visit if you want to admire well-preserved amazing castles.

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3 DANUBE FORTRESSES

3 FORTRESSES

Smederevo Fortress


The fortress of Smederevo is situated on the right bank of the Danube, at the confluence of the Jezava and the Danube rivers.
It was built by the Despot Djuradj Brankovic, between 1428 and 1430. This structure is one of the biggest medieval fortifications in Europe and had as main purpose defending the city against Turkish attacks. However, they managed to conquer the fortress in 1459 and put an end to the Serbian medieval state.
On our tour you will discover interesting legends and historical facts about this fortress and its huge history.

Ram Fortress


Guarding the entrance to the Djerdap lobby, on the rocky cliff, on the Danube shore, lies the medieval fortress Ram.
According to legend, tired of the fighting he was conducting in this region, the Turkish Sultan Bayazit II paused to rest on a hill overlooking all four sides of the world.
Sitting on his carpet, Bayazit fell asleep. Waking up a little later, strengthened and reborn, he ordered the construction of a fort at this place. The Ram fortress was built in 1483 in just 2 years.
The base of the fortress is rectangular, with five towers.
The five towers have a total of 36 cannon embrasures, which means it needed at least 100 soldiers to operate the artillery.

The fortress, in general, has a different internal structure from other fortresses in this period and was described as the “miracle of the fortress”.

Golubac Fortress

Golubac castle was built in the 14th century and it houses ten towers that had as main role protecting three internal compounds. Over the course of time, the fortress was the scene of many wars, especially of those carried between the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary. Later on, it was ruled by Turks, Bulgarians, Hungarians, Serbs and Austrians. Only in 1867, the Golubac fortress returned to the Serbians.
The fortress was restored in 2005 and is now waiting for visitors from all over the world to find out its amazing story.

On our tour you will find out why this castle was never conquered by any army.

Finally, after long and successfull day there is always room to spice things up with local eastern Serbia cousine, sitting next to beautiful nearby Silver Lake.

Most beautiful and best preserved fortifications are located on Danube river. Beside 2 major fortresses in Novi Sad and Belgrade there is 3 very important medieval fortifications.

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Hotel pickup and drop-off

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