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List of fortresses in Serbia

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List of fortresses in Serbia

This is a list of fortifications in Serbia (Serbian: тврђава, pl. тврђавe, tvrđave). The list includes remains (ruins) of military constructions; castles (Замак), towers (Кула, Кулe) etc.

There are over 30 preserved forts in Serbia, and more than hundreds of sites with remains of old fortifications. Forts in Serbia are preservations of the Roman, Byzantine, medieval Serbian and post-Ottoman era's. The majority of forts have been renovated throughout history with changing rule and adaptations to war technology development. Most of the forts are foundations of modern towns and cities; The Kalemegdan fortress have remains of the ancient city of Singidunum, modern Belgrade. UNESCO World Heritage Site of Serbia, Stari Ras was the seat of the early medieval Principality and Kingdom of Serbia (950–1034, 1113–1276).

Later architecture exists in Vojvodina; Bač castle, Vršac.

The fortified monasteries of Mileševa, Manasija and Ravanica served as protection to locals during harsh times.

Fortifications located within Kosovo are indicated in grey.


Image Name Location Construction date Current state
Anište Kolubara Remains
Atanas Pirot Remains
Bač Fortress Bač 14th century Ruins
Bečej Fortress Bečej Ruins
Berkasovo Fortress Berkasovo
Berkovac Fortress Valjevo
Blagotin Kruševac Ruins
Bovan Fortress Aleksinac
Borač Fortress Borač, Knić
Diana Fortress Kladovo 101 AD Preserved ruins
Fetislam Kladovo Ruins
Gamzigrad Zaječar 298 AD Preserved ruins (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Grabovac (or Jeriningrad) Trstenik Ruins
Golubac Fortress Golubac 14th century Preserved ruins
Jeleč Novi Pazar 13th century Ruins
Kaljaja Prizren 5th century (1019 AD) Ruins
100px Kalemegdan Belgrade 3rd century (rebuilt 535) Under restoration
Kruševac Fortress Kruševac 1381 AD Ruins
Kurvingrad 11 km from Niš
Koznik Aleksandrovac fl. 1371—1389
Manasija Despotovac 1407 AD Restored
Maglič Kraljevo fl. 1196–1228 Partial ruin
Markovo Kale Vranje 13th century Ruins
Mileševac Fortress 7 km from Prijepolje
Nenadović Tower Valjevo Restored
100px Niš Fortress Niš 1719-1723 Restored
Novo Brdo Fortress Novo Brdo Ruins
Ostrvica Rudnik 1323 Ruins
Petrovaradin Fortress Novi Sad 1247 AD Restored
Pirot Fortress Pirot
Prilepac Novo Brdo Ruins
Ram Fortress Veliko Gradište Ruins
Ravanica Near Ćuprija Ruins
Smederevo Fortress Smederevo 1428 AD Restored
Soko Grad Ljubovija 1476 Ruins
Soko Grad Sokobanja 6th century Ruins
Stalać Fortress Stalać
Stari Grad Užice 12th century Ruins
Stari Ras Novi Pazar 8th century Ruins (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Šabac Fortress Šabac 1471 AD Partial ruin
Trojanov Grad Cer (mountain) Ruins
Vidin Grad Lešnica Ruins (Gensis (vicus))
Vršac Castle Vršac 1439 AD Under restoration
Vojinovića Tower Vučitrn 14th century
Zatrič Zatrić Ruins
Zemun Fortress Zemun Ruins
Zelen-grad Vučje, Leskovac Ruins
Zvečan Fortress Kosovska Mitrovica 1093 Ruins
Žrnov Belgrade Demolished in 1934

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