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The Belgrade Fortress is a veritable museum of Belgrade`s history. Through centuries, it changed and developed; it saw many an army , being the scene of countless battles and bearing witness to the brutality of the invaders and the bravery of its untiring defenders. It is the place where Belgrade began to develop.

It evolved gradually, over a lengthy period of time , between the 1st and 18th century, from the Roman castrum, through the Byzantine castle and the remnants of the medieval capital of the Serbian Despotate , to the Austro – Ottoman artillery fort. The early Byzantine fortress was built out of white stone which glittered from its elevated position over the Pannonian plane, because of which the Serbs named it Beli Grad (White City) i.e. Beograd (Belgrade), the name under which the Fortress and the settlement were first mentioned on 16 April 878 (in a letter of Roman Patriarch John VIII addressed to Bulgarian Prince Boris). The Fort was stripped of its military character in the 19th century, after the keys to the Belgrade Fortress had been symbolically handed over to Prince Mihailo Obrenovic

(19 April 1867) based on the Treaty on the Ottoman Turks` Withdrawal from Serbia. The Fortress consists of the fortress itself, divided into the Upper Town being home to Despot` s Gate, The Clock Tower, the Roman Well, and the Victor, the Lower Town including the Nebojša Tower, The Turkish Bath – Hamam, and Charles VII` Gate, and Kalemegdan Park. The Belgrade Fortress commands an exciting view of the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers, Novi Beograd and Zemun. The Cvijeta Zuzorić Gallery, The Grand Staircase, the Zoo, the childrens` park and a number of monuments and statues are also situated in Kalemegdan Park.