Petit Futé's opinion on FORTRESS (ТВРЂАВА)
One of the largest and best preserved fortresses in the Balkans. This medieval city is well known because, built by the despote Đuralè Branković in 1430, it housed the institutions of the medieval Serbian state until the middle of the fifteenth century. In 1459, Sultan Mehmet took away and the fortress became Ottoman for more than three centuries. It was only in 1806, during the first Serbian insurgency, that the Turks were dislodged. At the end of the nineteenth century, the fortress became a weapon of arms, and a terrible tragedy took place there in 1941, marking forever the memory of the city: the Germans are exploding a ammunition deposit, causing 2 500 people to die. Smederevo Fortress is accessed by the train station. Past the main door, one can only be struck by its monumentality. The construction plan is that of a triangle, each of which is between 400 and 500 m. The east and west sides were protected by the Danube and Jezava; the south enclosure was lined with an artificial divide. The curtine and two square towers in the south and east are still distinguished and cylindrical towers in the west. The low and creamy curtine that doubled the main enclosure, as well as a wide door on the Danube side, disappeared over time. The strong square houses a large esplanade near which the garrison once found itself. By directing yourself to the right, you will access the royal parts. In this area, at the northeast corner of the fortress, you can observe the dungeon and climb the stairs leading to on-call road. This was also the xve century residence in the xve century, with a courtroom and a podium that was supposed to allow the besieged to communicate with the outside. Note that at the end of September there is a historic show in the fortress, the equivalent of sound and light in France.
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The borough inside the fortress is open to the visitors from 8am to 8pm every day. Rate: RSD 100. Possibility of asking a guide.