Near the town centre lie the remains of an old Turkish fortress Fetislam (feht-ul-islam), 'Gate of peace.'The fortress consisted of Small and Big Towns. Small Town (Mali Grad) was built by Suleiman the Great in 1542, to be rebuilt over and over again. In the 18th and 19th centuries Big Town (Veliki Grad) was built.There are 3 gates left-1 takes you...more
In 20th sencery industrial gigant is erected. Hydro electric power plant "Djerdap". This big dam change the way of live in this little town.It is great economic, engineering and social project. many people from Kladovo work in Djerdap. Erecting of plant improve the economy of the town.It is very importen for citizen. And it is really the big...more
Look across the river Danube! You can see another country. Romania. When you are in Kladovo you can hear factory sirens from Romania anounces starts and finishes of working shift. You can also hear the train passing besides Danube, but on oposit site in Romania. It is realy close. But belive it or not, people from Kladovo need a visa to go to...more
If you have time, you must spend one day to see Lepenski Vir. It is about 60km from Kladovo on the road to Belgrade. On the right side of the river Danube prahistoric settlement is found. It is almost 8000 years old. Lepenski Vir is the most importen monument of prahistoric age.more
Long long ago this part of Serbia belonged to Rome empire. Rome emperor Trajan have built some miracle construction here. He achived to build a bridge accros river Danube. It is not easy today with our technology, and in 3th century...It is miracle. On the Serbia side there are remains of that bridge.You can see on picture.He also built a road...more
This place was recommended to me when I asked for a restaurant that did a full soup and salad meal, rather than just a grill or pizza, and I was pleased. It does offer grills and pizza, but also serves national dishes, including a delicious “Djerdap” stuffed pork. (I’ve had similar versions of this before, and theirs has been the best I’ve had.)...more
You can reach Kladovo from Belgrade (250km away), via Djerdap road, or from Zajecar (120km away) and Niš (210km away), or by the Danube River.
"Varnica" in the past was baloon station. It was used for navigation regulations on Danube through Djerdap. Gorge was called Iron gate, too. Together with more baloon stations, it was used like unique semaphore. Baloon up means STOP, Baloon down means GO. It was there becouse Danube is on that point so narrow,that two boat cant pass trough gorge at...more
Just a few kilometres from Kladovo are the signs of ancient Roman presence in these parts, particularly the remains of Emperor Traian's works.You can see the ruins of Traian's bridge over the Danube and also famous Tabula Traiana, a Roman monument to the cutting of a road in and through the cliffs of the Djerdap Gorge. It can only be reached by...more
Fetislam is 1 of the most popular picnic grounds with sports and recreation facilities. Here you can play different sports, cycle, walk or just relax and enjoy the nature.
Favorite thing: Djerdap gorge offers one hundred kilometres of magnificent nature and history. The Danube is made narrower by this gorge and it goes through it towards Vlach Depression and the Black Sea. It is the oldest geological valley in this part of Europe, the largest composite valley and the biggest “breach” river on the Continent. Here the Danube is the narrowest and the deepest, and by Golubac before the entrance, the widest. Its name keeps the memory of Turkish conquerors. “Gerdap”, in Turkish, means the place dangerous for navigation, a whirlpool. Romans and Slavs called it the Iron Gate. Each epoch from prehistory to nowadays left significant traces of the culture and the past. From the first European civilizations, Roman castrums , through medieval and Turkish fortresses, Djerdap gorge was bridged by two marvellous engeneering projects: Trajan'bridge from the first century A.D. and hydroelectric power stations “Djerdap 1 and 2” which were put into operation in the seventies of the 20th century.