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Memorial to Constantine the Great - the most important information 

A monument depicting Emperor Constantine and Christ's monogram is placed on the bridge in Nis leading to the Fortress. The Fortress was especially important for Emperor Constantine, as he spent most of his childhood there. The monument was made by a sculptor from Nis, Mile Kocev, and it is a part of the project "Kings of Carnuntum changed the world", which is organized in the preparations for marking the 1,700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan. The monument is an unavoidable part of every visit to Nis and can be visited without any compensation.

History of the Memorial to Constantine the Great
Emperor Constantine the Great was born in Nis on February 27 272, and is one of the most important personalities from the city of Nis. While holding the title of Roman emperor, he resisted the persecution of Christians. With his conversion to Christianity and the signing of the Edict of Milan, he strengthened the position of Christianity as a religion. He founded Constantinople, today's Istanbul, which ensured the survival of the Empire in the east after the fall of Rome.

The memorial was erected on June 3, 2012, when the city's patron saint is celebrated. Christ's monogram is part of the monument because of the belief that it was the symbol that appeared in the sky to Emperor Constantine before the battle on the Milijevski bridge.

Significance of the Memorial to Constantine the Great
  • Serbia and Nis have been declared a great world historic place, as they are important for the development of the Christian religion.
  • With the erection of this monument, Nis joined the cities of Karnuntum in Austria and Izmit in Turkey, where the same memorials are located. 
How to get to the Memorial to Constantine the Great?
The memorial is only a 10-minute walk from the center of Nis. Bus lines of well-developed public transport can be found on the main square in the city center and they can take you to King Milan Square from where you need to take a short walk. City taxi services are always available.
  • Bus lines: 4, 5, 6, 10, 11
  • On foot: from the city center through Knjeginje Ljubice Street to the turn into Generala Milojka Lesjanina Street, which should be followed to King Milan Square that leads you to the memorial
  • Taxi stations: Prvi Taxi 018/4500005, Bros Taxi 018/4155541, City Taxi 0800/000022 


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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