Friday, February 16, 2018

SERBIA ~ Petrovaradin fortress - Novi Sad ~

... Great postcard coming from a small mostly unknown Balkan country... one of the hidden gems in Europe... Novi Sad is a beautiful and historic small city beside the Danube river... this large (cover 112 ha) impressive fortress located on a rock dominates the view along the river ... it was such an important stronghold that it became known as the "Gibraltar of the Danube".... its military role ended long ago... this historical monument is now a popular destination with museums, archives, studios and galleries of artists, astronomical observatory, planetarium, restaurants and a very unique hotel... also famous for the music festival "Exit".... Thanks a lot Anni!!❀◕ ‿ ◕❀
Photo: Dragan Bosnić-  Design: Milan Bori

Serbia is situated in Southeast Europe, a landlocked country that was previously part of Yugoslavia. Serbia and Montenegro formed a union after Yugoslavia collapsed, but the two separated in 2006. Since then, the country has struggled with ethnic conflict between Christian Serbs and Muslim Kosovo Albanians. Kosovo, a region in Serbia – declared independence in 2008.

Nov Sad is he second-largest city in the country, And the administrative and commercial centre of the Serbian province of Vojvodina.

The Petrovaradin Fortress has existed since Roman times, but what you see today dates from the late 17th and early 18thC and was built to protect the city from the Turkish. The great French military architect, Vauban, oversaw its construction. This fortress is situated on the right bank of the Danube River, the second largest river in Europe after the Volga River, flowing through 10 countries in Central and Eastern Europe before it reaches the Black Sea.


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