Smederevo Fortress is part of the Tentative list of Serbia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Smederevo Fortress is a medieval fortified city, including a ruler’s castle and an urban settlement. Its defense system is one of the largest in South-East Europe. It lies on a flat plateau on a riverbank.
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I visited this site few months ago. Amazing medieval castle build by Despot Djuradj Brankovic in the begining of 15th century and its still standing. It was a last defence against Ottoman Turks. When they overrun Serbian army there, medieval Serbia stoped existing and then started a 500 years slavery under Ottomans. This is a reason why is so important site. Its very easy to come here. From Belgrade or any other city. You can see it coming into the city. Free to visit, except towers, but ticket is simbolic(around 100 dinars=less then 1 euro).
Visited the site in August 2011, one of the most spectacular fortresses in this part of Europe. The whole area is currently a park with free access. The only place with limited and fee entrance is a keep (or donjon) which is initial medieval castle (the beginning of a fortress)-nice views from the towers of the site and Danube river.
During my visit I saw a photo exhibition of all Danubian fortresses including Bac, Petrovaradin, Belgrade and Golubac - good idea for serial listing - all are very well preserved and remarkable places (especially Golubac).
2010 Added to Tentative List
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