Belgrade Fortress – The city’s history beneath the open sky
From Celtic and Roman Singidunum till modern Belgrade. Passing through centuries of the Belgrade’s history in just 2 hours. The Belgrade Fortress is the place where the history of this city had been creating. From 3rd century BC, when on the ridge above the confluence of two rivers Sava and Danube the first human settlement – Celtic Singidunum was built, until today’s Belgrade.
The Belgrade Fortress represents the oldest preserved and visible complex in the city. Because of the frequent invasions it is preserved only partially and mostly from relatively late dates (18th century). Today the Belgrade fortress comprises of Upper and Lower Town and the vast field in front the very fortress that Turks named “Kalemegdan”, joining the words “kale”, which means city, fortress and “megdan”, the Turkish word for field. The most beautiful and most spacious park in the nation’s capital once used to be a field where battles were fought with enemies.
The beauty and significance of this place can be conceived only if you visit it. Beneath every footstep made in the Belgrade fortress lies more history than it can be found in history books.
What will you see?
- The Monument of Gratitude to France
- Karađorđe Gate
- The Inner Stambol Gate
- Sahat Gate
- Damad Ali-pasha’s turbe
- The “Victor” monument
- The Roman Well
- Despot Gate and Dizdar Tower
- Ružica and St. Petka Churches
- Zindan Gate
The Belgrade Public Library, Knez Mihailova 56
Phone: +381 63 77 41 181
- Do I need to book this tour?
Yes, please book no later than 1pm the day before.
- Is this tour available whole year round?
Yes, this tour is available regardless of the time of the year.
- Is this a walking tour?
Yes, this is a walking tour.
- How long does the tour last?
The tour lasts approx 2 hours