Petrovaradin Fortress - more important information
The Petrovaradin Fortress is of great importance for the city of Novi Sad and the entire surrounding area, so that in the middle of the 20th century it was declared a historical monument that was placed under state protection. Novi Sad and the famous Petrovaradin, as well as the beautiful fortress that rises magnificently from its foundations are one of the impressive symbols of this city.
History of the fortress
The history of the Petrovaradin fortress goes back far into the ancient past. Recent archaeological research indicates that the history of Petrovaradin is more than 200 thousand years long and leads us to the time when the Celts lived in this area. The Museum and Archives of Novi Sad are located right on this fortress, and in addition to these prominent and important institutions, there are several dungeon studios, galleries, as well as an observatory with a planetarium on this fortress.
The significance of the fortress
The Petrovaradin Fortress is, of course, one of the most famous and significant symbols of Novi Sad, and our warm recommendation is to visit it. Even today, the importance of Petrovaradin is extremely great. This is mostly seen in the domain of culture and art. This fortress left a huge mark on the cultural heritage of Novi Sad. In addition, its current significance is reflected in the fact that it regularly gathers a large number of interested tourists and thus has a favorable effect on the development of tourism in the entire region. Once upon a time, its importance was mostly reflected in providing much-needed protection from attacking forces. During Napoleon's time, Austrian rulers hid their valuables in the fortress. A lot has changed since then, but the importance of this fortress has continued to grow from year to year.
What to see
Almost no visit to this city can pass without visiting the famous Petrovaradin and the many interesting attractions that this place offers. An indispensable part of Petrovaradin is the famous tower with a drunken clock, which has become a recognizable sign of Novi Sad. What sets this watch apart from the others is the large hand that shows the hours and the small hands. This was done because of the boatmen on the Danube, so that the hours would be visible from afar to everyone who comes from the shore. In addition to the clock, you can see at the fortress:
- Gates of Petrovaradin
- Underground galleries
- Museum of the City of Novi Sad
- Astronomical Society of Novi Sad
Opening hours and ticket price
Of course, a visit to the museum is mandatory, and the working hours of the museum at the fortress are from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm, and there is a spacious parking lot in front of the museum. The planetarium at the fortress is open on Thursdays from 8 pm, and the entrance is free.
How to get to the fortress
In order to reach the Petrovaradin Fortress, you should go through the Belgrade Gate. Bus 23 will take you all the way to the fortress, and then set off for a pleasant walk and explore the fortress. We have selected for you some more buses that can take you directly to the fortress: