Smederevo Fortress, Smederevo

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The Smederevo Fortress is a medieval fortified city in Smederevo, Serbia, which was temporary capital of Serbia in the Middle Ages. It was built between 1427 and 1430 on the order of Despot Đurađ Branković, the ruler of the Serbian Despotate. It was further fortified by the Ottoman Empire, which had taken the city, in the end of the century.
The fortress withstood several sieges by Ottomans and Serbs, surviving relatively unscathed. During World War II it was heavily damaged, by explosions and bombing. As of 2009 it is in the midst of extensive restoration and conservation work, despite which the fortress remains "one of the rare preserved courts of medieval Serbian rulers."
Smederevo Fortress was declared a national Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979. In 2010, the fortress was placed on the tentative list for possible nomination as a World Heritage Site .
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  • Got to Smedevo by bus from Belgrade bus station. Buses on a day off went about once in half an hour, back-with the same periodicity. At the cost of 510 dinar one way. The fortress from the bus station in Smedevo is just a few minutes away. Interest is mainly paid part-small hail. There are many stairs and you can climb to the top. They write about the wonderful views of the Danube... In my opinion so-so-nothing remarkable. Overall the place is neglected, around a lot of rubbish, inside something like a park with a bunch of trees. You can visit if everything else is already inspected.
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  • Amazing fortress with lots of history, and not all No about this amazing fortress. We had a privat guide from Serbia Excusions Tour and the guide that have so much tell about, and really know the hist...  more »
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  • Awesome. It is a medieval must visit place. Thanks to Battle of Nations 2019!!!
  • Lovely, preparations for the Medieval battle of the nation's are going as planned.
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