Located on the right bank of the Nisava river, the Nis Fortress is a historical fort constructed on top of an early Byzantine fort and a Roman military camp. It was constructed by the Turks in the 18th century, which explains the Arab architectural style. The fort took 5 years to complete.
The imposing structure has 8 main gates and walls that are 8 meters high and 3 meters thick. A trench snakes along the periphery and was used for defense during wartime.
This is one of the most well-preserved ancient sites in Serbia. Points of interest include the armor room, the Turkish steam baths, the prison, and the Bali Beg Mosque.Places nearby:
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Borisova Garden: Sofia's Oldest Park 138 km / 85 mi
Old Bazaar: Famous Historic Marketplace in Skopje 152 km / 94 mi
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