Smederevo Fortress, Smederevo

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The Smederevo Fortress (Serbian: Cмeдepeвcκa твpђaвa / Smederevska tvrđava) is a medieval fortified city in Smederevo, Serbia, which was temporary capital of Serbia in the Middle Ages. It was built between 1427 and 1430 on the order of Despot Đurađ Branković, the ruler of the Serbian Despotate. It was further fortified by the Ottoman Empire, which had taken the city in 1459.

The fortress withstood several sieges by Ottomans and Serbs, surviving relatively unscathed. During World War II it was heavily damaged, by explosions and bombing. As of 2009 it is in the midst of extensive restoration and conservation work, despite which the fortress remains "one of the rare preserved courts of medieval Serbian rulers."
Smederevo Fortress was declared a national Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979. In 2010, the fortress was placed on the tentative list for possible nomination as a World Heritage Site (UNESCO).
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  • The place has not seen any maintenance in a long time. Fortress is falling apart and the the staircases to the towers are made of wet, molded, brittle wood, and most of them are filled with garbage...  more »
  • We had a Viator tour and we went to both Smederevo and Golubac. Both are impressive fortresses but Smederevo is gigantic. It's about 30- miles outside of Belgrade. Our tour guide explained why the...  more »
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  • Definitely worth the visit. Nicely reconstructed, great view of Danube and the park is made for afternoon chill.
  • Place with a little of history and a little of modern touches. Nice festivals inside the fortress and a plesent environment to walk.

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