Free entrance to 5 Belgrade Fortress sites: Learn about our capital's secrets tomorrow
From 11 am to 7 pm, visitors will be able to visit free of charge the Roman Well, the Clock Tower, the Nebojsa Tower, the Military Bunker and the Big Gunpowder Magazine
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Friday, September 27, the entrance to five facilities at the Belgrade Fortress will be free of charge, while workshops will be organized at the Stambol Gate dedicated to manufacturing of old maps and models of sailing ships.
The Belgrade Fortress announced that from 11 am to 7 pm, visitors will be able to visit free of charge the Roman Well, the Clock Tower, the Nebojsa Tower, the Military Bunker and the Big Gunpowder Magazine.
The Roman Well was built between 1717 and 1739, during the baroque Austrian reconstruction of the Belgrade Fortress. The well is 60 meters deep and nearly 3.5 meters wide. The Clock Tower was built in mid-18th century, is 27.5 meters tall and gives the visitor a unique view of the Belgrade Fortress and Kalemegdan Park, as well as of other parts of the city.
The Nebojsa Tower, built in the 15th century as a defensive tower during the Ottoman rule, became the most well-known prison and a dark symbol of Belgrade. Since 2011, it has been a modern exhibition space where, with the help of audio visual effects, visitors can learn about this part of Serbian and Greek history.
The Military Bunker in the Upper Town was built in the 1950s, and besides its interior, visitors will also have the opportunity to see the exhibition "Art in the Bunker" dedicated to bans and other forms of censorship that affected the art scene in the 1960s and 1970s.
In addition to a permanent exhibition of Roman stone monuments - lapidariums, Roman sculptures and tombstones will be exhibited in the Big Gunpowder Magazine.
Workshops for school-age children will be organized at the Stambol Gate. Visitors will be able to "travel to the Middle Ages" through the prism of old maps - masterpieces of geographical history. Maps of Belgrade, Europe and the world are exhibited in the leaf format, as framed miniatures and large painted maps in unique handmade frames. Models of sailboats from that period are also exhibited at the Stambol Gate.
The program is being implemented as part of the Days of European Heritage event, a statement added.