Kalemegdan fortress - the most important information
The Kalemegdan fortress is a unique cultural monument, which today represents one of the symbols of Belgrade. It is a fortress located on a ridge above the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. It is surrounded by greenery and significant cultural and historical monuments and institutions.
History of the Kalemegdan fortress
This core, from which modern Belgrade developed, was first built at the beginning of the 1st century. During its long history, it was a silent witness to changes in power as a castrum, castel, medieval and artillery fortification. Because of this, it was repeatedly attacked and demolished. It is divided into Lower and Upper town. The position of the fortress on Kalemegdan is extremely favorable - this is where the Sava and Danube meet, the Balkan Peninsula and the Pannonian Plain. During its history, the fortress was conquered by the Huns, Hungarians, and Ottomans, it was damaged during the First World War and occupied during the Second World War.
What to see at the Kalemegdan Fortress?
Kalemegdan fortress is full of interesting and significant attractions for all tourists. Whether you enjoy museums or architecture more, the fortress awaits you:
- Ružica Church
- Pobednik monument
- Music pavilion
- A monument of gratitude to France
- Outer Istanbul Gate
- Military museum
- Clock tower
- Roman well
- Nebojša Tower
Opening hours and ticket prices
Of course, you can come to Kalemegdan itself, which is covered with green areas, at any time of the day or even at night. The price of the combined ticket for the attractions of the fortress is 450 dinars, while pupils, students, pensioners, as well as persons with special needs always have an additional discount on the standard ticket price. Certain parts of the fortress are open to visitors only at certain times, and we have selected which parts for you:
- Roman well (from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m./ 7 p.m.) - 120 din
- Nebojša Tower (from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m./7 p.m.) - 200 din
- Military bunker (from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m./7 p.m.) - 100 din
- Clock tower (from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m./7 p.m.) - 80 dinars
How to get to Kalemegdan fortress
Kalemegdan is located in the very center of our capital, at the end of Knez Mihailova street, opposite the library of the city of Belgrade. There are several spacious parking lots at the entrance to the fortress, so you shouldn't have any problems with parking if you come with your own vehicle. In addition, you can reach Kalemegdan:
- Trams - 2, 5 and 10 to the Kalemegdan stop
- Buses and trolleybuses - Lines 41, 40, 28, 29 and 31 run to Student Park. From that station, follow Uzun Mirkova street straight to the fortress.