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Fetislam fortress near Kladovo Eastern Serbia

kladovo fort, fortress of kladovo, areal view of fetislam kladovo

Ancient Ottoman or Turkish name for town Kladovo was Fetislam. This fortress was built for keeping peace and protection of their borders in that time. Name was given after Turkish words Feht-ul-islam, which means gates of peace, or protector of faith. Also it’s purpose was to be foundation camp for expanding Ottoman Empire further. It […]

Kurvingrad

ancient fortress Kurvingrad near Niš, photo of Kurvingrad or Korvingrad, Koprijan, Kurvingrad, Korvingrad

Kurvingrad, Koprijan and also Korvingrad. Is ancient town with three names. Is located very near from Niš on about 11km distance. In theory, origins of today’s fortress are from 14th century. It was build on foundations of ancient fortress from ancient Roman time. Traces of Romans and Byzantines can be found even today surrounding this […]

Marko’s kale

Fortress Markos Kale VranjeSerbia, ancient fortress, ruins, fortres near Vranje, south Serbia

Marko’s kale or Vranje fortress Marko’s kale is one more place to visit for those who love history. Fortress of Vranje is near Vranje, about 5km. From city of Nis is about 127km, and from Belgrade is 350km. It is mentioned in first written traces of this area in 15th century. In official Ottoman Empire […]