Gardoš Tower, Belgrade

Gardoš Tower, Belgrade (must see)

Kula Sibinjanin Janka - the Millennium Tower - otherwise known as the Tower on the Hill, or simply the Gardoš Tower, is an attraction in its own right. It was built and officially opened on August 20, 1896, to celebrate one thousand years of Hungarian settlement in the Pannonian plain. The tower came as part of a massive construction effort which included buildings in Budapest, as well as four millennium towers in each of the world's four directions. Being the southernmost city in then Hungary within Austria-Hungary, the tower was built on the ruins of a medieval fortress on Gardoš Hill (only angular towers and parts of the defending wall had survived). The tower was built as a combination of various styles, mostly influenced by Roman elements. As a natural lookout, it was used by Zemun's firefighters for many decades. Today, the tower is better known for its indirect association with Janos Hunyadi, who had died in the old fortress four and a half centuries before the tower was built.
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Gardoš Tower on Map

Sight Name: Gardoš Tower
Sight Location: Belgrade, Serbia (See walking tours in Belgrade)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Belgrade, Serbia

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