Petrovaradin, Novi Sad

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    The Gibraltar of the Danube

    by jorgejuansanchez Updated Jul 14, 2014
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    Just crossing the River Danube you will find an impossing fortress, protecting the city. It is called Petrovaradin.
    Inside there is a church and many buildings.
    The view of Vojvodina from that fortress is magnificent.
    Walking there will take you from 10 to 15 minutes.

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    Petrovaradin Fortress

    by ValbyDK Written Jul 6, 2013
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    The Petrovaradin Fortress is located just outside Novi Sad, strategically set on a hilltop with great views of Novi Sad and the Danube River, and the fortress has also been nicknamed the Gibraltar of the Danube. The first real fortification on the spot was built by the Romans, but the present one was constructed over a nearly 90-year period, and finally completed in 1780.

    At the Petrovaradin Fortress there are the Novi Sad City Museum, an astronomical observatory, some underground catacombs, the Church of St. George, a hotel and restaurants, and many other facilities. I just had a walk along the old fortress walls, and enjoyed the beautiful views from the hilltop. I also had a closer look at the Clock Tower, which is one of the major landmarks of the fortress – and quite famous because the minute and hour hand on the clock are reversed. This was done so people can see the time from a long distance.

    Petrovaradin Fortress is also known for the EXIT music festival, which is held here every year in July.

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    Petrovaradin

    by Odiseya Written Nov 24, 2012

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    Petrovaradin Fortress over Danube

    Petrovaradin (Serbian Cyrillic: Петроварадин) is town near Novi Sad on the right riverbank of Danube. It is part of Novi Sad.
    This is one of the largest fortresses in Europe. It was built and rebuilt between 1692 and 1780. The design was based on the system of fortification developed by French Marquis de Vauban. The fortress covers an area of 112 hectares, and has 13 gates and 16km of underground passages spread over 4 levels. It has thick walls and 400 cannons. There is Museum of the City and numerous various art ateliers, galleries and artisan workshops.
    The terrace of the fortress and the Clock Tower (so call drunken clock), boasts splendid views of the town. The clock on the Tower is unique in that the big hand tells hours and the small one minutes. This was allegedly done so that the boatmen traveling on the Danube could see the time from a long distance.
    Lying across the river Danube from the main part of Novi Sad, it is built near the Petrovaradin Fortress, known as the "Gibraltar of the Danube".
    In 1991 Petrovaradin Fortress was added to Spatial Cultural-Historical Units of Great Importance list, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia.
    Since 2001, the fortress is the holding place of the international music festival EXIT.

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    Petrovaradin Fortress

    by Vanity666 Written Sep 13, 2011
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    Petrovaradin Fortress is located on the right bank of the Danube river. The cornerstone of the present-day southern part of the fortress was laid on October 18, 1692, by Charles Eugène de Croÿ. Petrovaradin Fortress has many underground tunnels as well (16 km of underground countermine system).
    In 1991 Petrovaradin Fortress was added to Spatial Cultural-Historical Units of Great Importance list, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia.

    The minute and hour hand on the clock tower are reversed, with the small hand showing minutes, and the big hand showing hours. It was created as such so that fishermen on the Danube river can see the time from a long distance. The "Reversed clock" as it is known, is one of the landmarks of Petrovaradin fortress.

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    Petrovaradin Fortress

    by Andrew_W_K Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Probably the most famous and most visited historic monument in Novi Sad Petrovaradin is an impressive fortress that overlooks Stari Grad and the Danube and dominates much of the city.
    Although there has been a fort here for many centuries the present one dates from the 17th century. The fortress was lost to the Turks in the 16th century and remained under their control until defeat at the hands of the Austrians 150 years later when the new fortifications were built. The fortress was to play a significant role in the Hungarian revolution of 1849 when it was used to bomb the city. Today it is a peaceful place to come and enjoy the views and sit and have a coffee. The clock tower is one of the most recognised features of the fortress and hence the most popular area.

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    Clock tower

    by prleprle Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This clock-tower ("Sahat-Kula") that you see on this picture is like a symbol of the Petrovaradin Fortress and city of Novi Sad. At the same spot until 18th century there was and old tower with a clock which was torn down and this new tower was built. It is quite unique because its large handle shows hours instead of showing minutes like any other normal clock does. There are a few reasons for this but the most popular one says that the clock was built that was so that the sailors could read the time from their ships on the Danube even in a bad weather. That's one of the reasons why it has earned a nickname "Drunken Clock". The clock itself was made in France and was a gift from the Empress Maria Theresia in the 18th century.

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    St. Juraj (George) Roman-catholic church

    by prleprle Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The St. George church (Sv. Juraj) and the Catholic convent of Jesuit order were built in early 18th century (1701-1714) in elegant baroque style. Church has two rows of windows on the side (unusual for churches in this region). On the front facade there are sculptures of St. Francis Xavier and St. John of Nepomuk as well as relief of Mary with Jesus and plaque of Croatian king Tomislav with coat of arms of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia. Interior of the church is also richly decorated in baroque manner. Church serves also as a high catholic school in 18th century and still is cultural centre for local Croatian community.

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    St. Apostole Paul-Serbian ortodox church

    by prleprle Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    On the place of former orthodox military chapel from 18th century in 1924 was erected new Serbian Orthodox church on the ground of military hospital in neobysantine style dedicated to St. Doctors Cosmas and Damian (Kozma and Damjan). After WWII church serves as storage for medicaments. From 1990 it serves as a church again and is dedicated to St. Apostole Paul (Sveti Apostol Pavle). Church has some interesting sculptures on the facade.

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    Novi Sad City Museum and Underground Military Gall

    by PiceaOmorika Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This exhibition of department for cultural history presents a selection from the collections of fine and applied arts, which were gathered and assembled during the last five decades for the purposes of creating this Department. All exhibited material is related to persons and events from the past of Novi Sad from 1748 to the middle of the 20th century. In a unique way, this collection illustrates the style of living of Novi Sad’s inhabitants.

    Working hours:
    10 am – 5 pm, closed on Mondays
    Permanent exhibition: Exhibition of department for cultural history (selection from the collection of fine and applied arts from 1748 to the middle of the 20th century).

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    Observatory

    by LjubaNS Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Located on the middle platou of the Fortress, where during Exit festival Main Stage begins, this small observatory is a great place to visit on a clear Saturday's evenings and nights when they're open to the general public.

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    Beogradska Kapija

    by viddra Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This monumental structure was built in 1753 to connect 2 bastions, Innocentie's with Ernest's.
    The Belgrade Gate (Beogradska kapija) consists of 2 different 10m high façades. The 1 in the picture is 20m long and you can see the coat-of-arms of the City of Novi Sad above the middle passage.

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    Ludvigova Kapija

    by viddra Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Gate of Ludwig of Baden (Ludvigova kapija) is the 1st passage you come upon on your way to the fortress. It was built by Matija Kajzersfeld between 1693 and 1728.
    The gate was named after Ludwig of Baden (1655-1707), who liberated Petrovaradin from the Turks in 1691.

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    Sahat Kula

    by viddra Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This Clock Tower (Sahat kula) is 1 of the trademarks of both the Petrovaradin Fortress and Novi Sad.

    It's located on the Bastion of Leopold I.

    The clock came here in the 18th century as a gift from Maria Theresia.

    What's interesting about this clock is that the big hand tells hours and small one minutes.

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    Viseca Osmatracnica

    by viddra Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are 2 hanging observation posts (visece osmatracnice) on the Fortress. The 1 in the picture's turned towards the Danube and is located at the edge of the Bastion of Empress Maria Theresa. The other 1 is above the Gate of Karl VI looking over the Lower Town.

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    Leopoldova Kapija

    by viddra Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Leopoldova kapija

    Leopold's Gate (Leopoldova kapija) is also known as the Upper Eastern Gate. There's a hanging bridge in front, but it's out of function.
    If you look up, you'll be able to see the coat-of-arms of the Austrian Empire and read the motto of the Habsburg Dynasty 'Viribus Unitas'.

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