Smederevo Travel Guide

  • The Danube seen through the fortress windows
    The Danube seen through the fortress...
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    300 year old mulberry tree in Dec. 2013.
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    Smederevo museum- outside
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Smederevo Things to Do

  • The Smederevo Fortress

    This is the largest fortress of its kind in these parts, covering the area of 10.5ha.It has 25 towers and 2-4m-thick walls. Since at the time when the fortress was built there was no danger from the Danube, the walls on that side were thinner.The fortress consists of Small Town (Mali grad) and Big Town (Veliki grad).You should explore this...

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  • The Smederevo Fortress History

    The fortress was built on the Danube downstream from Belgrade between 1428 and 1430, during the reign of Despot Djuradj Brankovic. By his order, each house had to send a male member to build the fortress. Encircled by walls and towers, it was for a long time the last bastion against the Turkish assault.The fortress was severely damaged during the...

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  • The Fortress.

    I have no doubt there are many things to do in Smederova but unfortunately pressure of travel deadlines meant that a group of VT members enroute from Belgrade South to our ultimate destination of Bitola in Macedonia for the beginning of the Euromeet proper had a very short time to visit the fortress, and I am really glad we did. This place really...

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  • Crkva Svetog Georgija | Church of Saint...

    Saborna Crkva Svetog Georgija – the Church Cathedral of Saint George in Smederevo is one of the largest and the most beautiful churches erected in Serbia in the 19th century. The church was built between 1850 and 1854 by Andreja Damjanov (aka Andrey Damyanov), a Macedonian Bulgarian, one of the most famous builders of sacred objects in the Balkans....

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  • The Bridge Over The Moat

    No fortress can be imagined without a moat and a bridge over it. The bridge in the picture is the 1 you'll have to cross if you want to enter the fortress and find out how the gentry used to live.

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  • The Big Town

    The Big Town (Veliki Grad) was built between 1430 and 1439 with 19 towers, more than 20m high.There was a church here, with the remains of Saint Luka, the patron saint of Smederevo.The town became a famous trade centre.When the Turks came in 1459, a wall was built round the fortress and 4 more towers for cannons. A part of the wall was pulled down...

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  • The Small Town

    As soon as you go through the gate, you'll find yourself in the spacious courtyard. It was once called the 'magna sala audientie' (reception hall). This is where the last medieval Serbian ruler used to receive his subordinates.On your left you'll see lovely windows (bifore) with stone benches on each side. People used to sit and watch the Danube...

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  • History of Fortress

    The biggest Serbian Medieval Townon the Danube.It was built by the Serbian ruler Djuradj Brankovic in 15th century.Many events an outstanding it's Smederevo Autumn.

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  • Smederevo Town Hall

    Picturesque building in Smederevo town hall.situated in town centre square,this area is church,park, shops, fountain,and relex place.

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  • Smederevo Historical Museum

    Many relic of the past about Serbia and Smederevo Fortess history.small museum but best collections possession museum.don't miss museum.

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  • Medieval warrior ...

    This is the place ( one of many similar ) where medieval warriors kept their weapons expecting Turkish invaders to come .Better to use it my way , don't you think?

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  • Fortress entrance

    This is the entrance ... Ticket costs 10 dinars ( 1 euro = 65 dinars )If you are entering woth the group , you can use a guide and in that case the ticket is 20 dinars .

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  • Smederevo fortress

    On beatifull , blue Danube ....This is the perfetc view from the top of the fortress, nice and romantic, to bad the fortress is open till 9 pm.

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  • The Smederevo Fortress

    The time has stopped here. Everythihg looks like in medieval times. Great attraction for tourists. A must see !

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  • The Smederevo Fortress

    The Smederevo Fortress was one of the bigest in medieval Europe. Today, it is ruined, begging for reconstruction.

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  • Jasenak Monastery

    The Monastery and Orthodox School. Every summer, groups of children live here for 10-15 days and learn basics of faith. Great experience for them !

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  • Jasenak Monastery

    The Monastery and Orthodox School. Every summer, groups of children live here for 10-15 days and learn basics of faith. Great experience for them !

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  • Great history

    Smederevo is a port on the Danube River. Its industries include oil refining and steel manufacturing. Wine is produced in the surrounding region, famous ''Smederevka''. Dating from Roman times, Smederevo was the capital of Serbia in the 15th century.

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  • Smederevo fortress

    Smederevo fortress was damaged several times during WW2 . Wall and towers still show some signs of damaging .

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  • Smederevo fortress

    On the main tower there is a signt where it sayd who built the fortress ( Djuradj Brankovic) and the date of its construction.

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  • Smederevo fortress

    The fortress was for a long time the last bastion against the Turkish assault. After Smederevo fall , Serbia spent 500 years under Turkish slavory.

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Smederevo Hotels

  • Car Hotel

    Dure Danicica 66, Smederevo, 11300, Serbia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Smederevo Restaurants

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    Djurdjevi vajati

    by Zvrlj Updated Jun 26, 2009

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    Djurdjevi vajati (Djurdje's Vajats) is restaurant in Jugovo, once popular resort 5 km from Smederevo center, by the road to Belgrade. Restaurant stands on the left bank of Danube. It has beautiful terrace on the elevation above Danube.

    This tip would not be complete without explanation of the restaurant's name. Word "vajat" is derived from Turkish and means little wood or stone building with no windows, used for storage of tools and fruit, but also the space where newlyweds spend nights. Djurdje refers to Djuradj Brankovic, Serbian medieval ruler who moved capital to Smederevo and who built Smederevo Fortress.

    Favorite Dish: Djurdjevi vajati has menu with typical local spicy meet food. Everything that we have tasted was very good.

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Smederevo Nightlife

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    by viddra Written Oct 30, 2005

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    Every summer, the Small Town (Mali Grad) of the fortress is the place where a lot of cultural happenings, like concerts or performances, take place.

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Smederevo Local Customs

  • A Legend

    While visiting the fortress, we heard several very unusual legends. According to 1, eggs, not concrete, were used to build the fortress. But more famous 1 says that Jerina, Greek Princess and Despot Djuradj Brankovic's wife, used milk, not water, to wash herself.One more reason why people of that time didn't like Jerina. They called her Prokleta...

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  • Local Museum Staff

    Mr.Mark, He is Smederevo Museum Staff. I'v got to know about history of Smederevo and fortress, under the guidance of Mr.Mark.

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Smederevo Warnings and Dangers

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    by viddra Written Oct 30, 2005

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    Be very careful when going up and down the wooden stairs. They were made under an unusual angle and the steps get smaller as you go up.

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Smederevo Favorites

  • Smederevo Information Office

    Friendly! Friendly! Friendly! If you visit information office,get about very friendly and detail information.and maps, small guide books.

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  • The Curch

    front view of the church . The big square arround church is pedastrian area, with cafes , ice cream , store arround . Nice relaxing atmosphere :)

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  • Smederevo Fortress

    It was built between 1428 and 1430 during the reign of Despot Djuradj Brankovic, the last of medieval Serbia's rulers. More about the fortress on my must see part of the page :)

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