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Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad

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Sitting on a hill above the Danube River, Petrovaradin Fortress features centuries-old monuments, numerous museums and entertainment venues, and hosts internationally known festivals. Although the present-day fortress was built between 1692 and 1780, 21st-century archeological excavations show traces of Paleolithic civilizations living at the site some 20,000 years ago. Walk around the fortress to see these remains and numerous medieval structures. You can also reserve a guided tour of the underground tunnels that total 16 km (10 mi) in length. Grab a drink at one of the cafes and snap photos of the wide, open views across the river, enjoying a panoramic view of Novi Sad. You'll do a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. Note that access to the fortress requires climbing a lot of steps, which might be difficult for people with mobility issues. Arrange your visit to Petrovaradin Fortress and discover more family-friendly attractions in Novi Sad using our Novi Sad trip planner.
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  • Petrovaradin Fortress was the biggest wow factor for me, i thought it was smaller but fortress is really huge. 
    Petrovaradin Fortress was the biggest wow factor for me, i thought it was smaller but fortress is really huge.  more »
  • Fantastic experience. We were the first people to walk up one morning and the museum was not quite open, but the staff opened it up for us and we even had a quick personal guide to the exhibits from.....  more
    Fantastic experience. We were the first people to walk up one morning and the museum was not quite open, but the staff opened it up for us and we even had a quick personal guide to the exhibits from.....  more »
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  • Amazing old fortress full of interesting details. It has a lovely view of the city across the river, places to have a drink or grab a bite, but also souvenir shop, the famous tower, various walkways etc. It hosts the international Exit music festival within its walls. Highly recommended!
  • Nice place, but there is just few restaurants and that's all. There should be more cultural events. The Fortress is really beautiful, but the only event is the festival Exit in June . The rest of the year, there's nothing. Shame!

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