Nis Things to Do

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    Monument to King Aleksandar I...
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  • 1. The Fortress

    Probably the main sight in Nis, is the fortress (Tvrdava). The current fortifications are of Turkish origin and were built in the early 18th century, although the history of a fortress on this site...

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  • 2. Skull Tower

    The Skull Tower (Cele Kula) was erected by the Turks at the beginning of the 19th century just after the Battle of Cegar, where Serbian insurgents suffered a defeat against the Ottoman rulers. The...

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  • 3. Events and festivals

    On the third weekend of August, Nis hosts a three-day music festival, which features pupular DJs and bands from the country and abroad. This festival is smaller and less fancy than the "Exit" one, but...

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  • 4. Mediana

    Constantine the Great, the ruler of the Roman Empire from 306 to 337, was born in the town of Nis (Nais). He is remembered for recognizing in 313, by "Milan Edict", the Christianity as a state...

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  • 5. Bubanj memorial site

    Bubanj Memorial is a park located on a forested hill southwest of the central city zone. During World War Two this was one of the biggest execution sites in...

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  • 6. Red cross concentration camp

    Crveni Krst concentration camp (English: Red Cross concentration camp), also known as logor Crveni Krst (логор...

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  • 7. Liberators monument.

    As I mentioned in the introduction to Nis, I only spent a few hours there, mostly in darkness, and had only a brief time for a walk around in the sunshine. One...

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  • 8. Visit the tourist office.

    Our first stop the tourist office to pick up a city map, friendly and helpful and sold us an excellent map for just 80 din. All likely places to visit clearly...

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  • 9. Monument to King Aleksandar I Karadordevic

    King Aleksandar I Karadordevic (1888-1934) was the first king of modern Serbia. He ruled the country from 1929 until his assassination in Marseille in 1934.The...

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  • 10. Statue of Sremac, Kalca and Capa

    One of the latest editions to the bronze sculptures of Nis is the statue of Stevan Sremac with hunter Kalca and his dog Capa. Steven Sremac was a Serbain comedy...

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  • 11. Louis Pasteur Institute

    The building of the Louis Pasteur Institute was completed in 1900. At that time it was the first health institute in Serbia. On the 7th of May 1999 the...

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  • 12. Monument to the liberators of Nis

    The Monument to the liberators of Nis is an equestrian statue, which was designed by the Yugoslavian sculptor Antun Augustincic and unveiled in 1937. Among...

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  • 13. Red Cross Concentration Camp Museum

    The Red Cross Concentration Camp (Crveni krst Logor) was actually built as an arms depot in 1939, but was then turned into a concentration camp by the Nazis...

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  • 14. Church of St. Emperor Constantine and Helene

    After our visit of the Skull Tower we decided to walk back to the city centre via the Church of St. Emperor Constantine and Empress Helene (Crkva Svetog cara...

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  • 15. Nis Cathedral

    The Orthodox Cathedral of Nis (Saborna Crkva) was built between 1856 and 1872 after plans of Andrej Damjanovic from Veles. It was constructed as a basilica with...

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  • 16. Memorial Chapel and Monument

    Both the Memorial Chapel and the Memorial Monument commemorate the victims of the NATO bombardement during the Kosovo conflict between the 24th March and the...

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  • 17. University of Nis

    The University of Nis was founded in 1965 and nowadays it consists of 13 faculties. Nis has more than 25.000 students. The history of the representative...

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  • 18. Bali-Beg Mosque

    The Bali-Beg Mosque was built in the early 16th century by a local Turkish ruler.It doesn't have a minaret. The latest massive restorations of the mosque took...

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  • 19. Trg Oslobodenja

    Liberty Square or Trg Oslobodenja is the centre of Nis. It features a large Communist-era monument to the liberators of the city (Marshall Tito's Partisans,...

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  • 20. Bronze sculpture

    This appears to be a Balkan speciality, as I've seen in both Sofia and Skopje (I have another example on my Sofia page). The people of the Balkans really like...

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  • 21. Socialist Realist monuments

    The people of Nis really do love their monuments, particularly of the smaller kind that laud the efforts of partisans and other heros for the liberation and...

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  • 22. The University

    The University of Nis is an older 19th century building that blends in beautifully with the other buildings of the older section of the town around the...

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  • 23. Monument to Karadjordjevic

    Karadjordjevic was modern Serbia's first King (I think) and so he occupies a very prominent role in Serbian history. A large monument to him has been erected in...

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  • 24. Market

    There is a large farmers/produce market that begins just beside the Fortress and extends for several hundred metres. Its nothing quaint or cute, as it is a...

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  • 25. Monument to the Victims of NATO

    Its not often that you travel through a European country and find a monument to those lost in a bombardment that occured less than a decade ago. Actually, the...

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