It's magical, it's mystical, it's cultural, it's historical, and it's huge. The Belgrade Fortress is breathing taking and a beauty which should be admired once in a lifetime. It is a fortress, but it looks like a castle, which we see in movies and shows of J.K. Rowling and George R. R. Martin. The infrastructure of this place is magnificent, and the intricate design on it is gorgeous. The fortress also has many fascinating stories associated with its different objects that are found in the fortress. The architecture is exquisite and has a tremendous influence from the Roman architecture. While looking at this beauty, a person is allured and would wish that they were a part of that time when it was built or they will wish that they could live here.
The sheer magnanimity of Belgrade
The Upper Town
This part of the fortress is its heart and has many fascinating things for the visitors. This section of the fortress has beautiful doors, magnificent turrets, strong walls, small windows and the most important attraction about this part is The Victor. It is an intricately crafted sculpture of a man, which is black and showcases many inspiring stories about the battle which took place. The design of this statue is unique, and the detailing is unmatched. The statue has a sword facing the sky on the right hand, and on the left hand, a pigeon. The Victor provides with the most beautiful views of the sunset, so definitely experience the sunset from this site. Some other pleasing attractions in this part are Despot Stefan Lazarević, Despot's Gate, Zindan-Gate, Türbe, the Fountain of Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Roman Well, Ružica Church and Church of St. Petka.
The Lower Town
This part of the fort displays a different story about the fortress. There are some square, houses and the various remains, which exhibits many fascinating stories. The lower town was considered a happening place with markets and many other crowded spots. Now, the remains are left, but still, this place is vibrant. It's the beautiful greenery around it, or it is just the spirit of this place. This place also has some beautiful churches which should be visited. They have a peaceful environment which is very different from the entire fortress. This place also has an underground area and has some of the scariest dungeons. The other popular attraction which can be experienced here includes Gunpowder Magazine, Nebojša Tower and many more. The part of the fortress also has a souvenir shop which has some excellent gifts which can be bought for friends and family. They also have a washroom for people in an emergency.
This is the most surprising and fascinating section of the fortress. There is a zoo, which has many beautiful and ferocious animals. They have white lions which are breathtaking and are one of those species which are endangered and rare to find. To increase the enthusiasm of the visitors, they also have white kangaroos. The zoo is also home to the oldest alligator in the world, which has been here before the World War II.
This is an enormous park, which spreads in a large area. The park is full of many beautiful sculptures. There is also a bandstand here, which adds more to the beauty of the fortress. The park also has an art pavilion, which exhibits some historical and modern art, showcasing a beautiful blend between the new and the old. The art pavilion is known as 'Cvijeta Zuzorić'. The park has a playground for children and adults, while the children can play, the adults can face at the fortress admiring it or can face at the river waiting for sunset.
How to Get Tickets?
The tickets for the Belgrade Fortress are available near the entrance gate. The charges for the tickets is around 80,00 RSD, and there are special prices for students and senior citizens. Also, the prices during the month of June are very low. You can also book your tickets through the internet if you want to avoid standing in a huge queue. All the information related to tickets is on this website.
How To Get Around?
Belgrade Fortress can be reached through bus, train, and taxi. The nearest bus station from the fortress is the Frankultet Dranskih Umetnoshi station. Another station, which is near to the fortress is Bulevar Zorana Dindica station. People who are not comfortable with public transport can opt for a taxi, but it will be costly.
What Should I Wear?
There is no dress code which has to be followed for visiting the Belgrade Fortress. Everyone is allowed to wear whatever they wish to wear. But it is a cultural monument and to add more to your experience wearing a traditional dress of Belgrade will be perfect.
Best Time to Visit
The best timing to visit the Belgrade Fortress is from 11:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. Make sure that you see the fortress in the evening with lights. The ambience is mystical due to the aura of the fortress and the rivers near it.
Will I Need a Guide?
Yes, hiring a guide will be a good idea as there are many hidden, mysterious and fascinating stories which you will come to know through them.
How To Get There?
Belgrade can be reached through various means of transports which includes bus, train, taxi, and a flight. The Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport connects with all the major domestic and international airports.
Have the time of your life here. In case of any emergency, you can contact the local authorities. And make sure that you have all your documents and passport with you all the time.