FREE MUSEUM VISITS AND UNDERGROUND MILITARY GALLERIES AT PETROVARADIN’S FORTRESS ON 18 AND 22.
On Friday, October 18, on the occasion of the 327th anniversary of laying the foundation stone of the Petrovaradin Fortress, admission to the exhibitions at the City Museum of Novi Sad on the Fortress will be free of charge. A free tour of the Underground Military Galleries will be organized on the same day at 3pm.
On Tuesday, October 22nd, the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the City Museum of Novi Sad will be free of charge. Also, on the same day at 3pm, another free tour of the Underground Military Galleries will be organized.
Anyone interested in visiting the Underground Military Galleries does not need to check in early, it is enough to report to the Museum’s Guide Service 10 minutes before the tour begins.
Opening hours of the City Museum of Novi Sad on Petrovardinska Street are from 9am to 5pm.
In 1692, after major fighting with the Turks that had lasted since 1683, the Austrian army, under the command of Ludwig Badensky, reclaimed the ruined medieval fort Petrovaradin.
It was then that the fortification and restoration, still strategically important fortress, began. Following the decision of the War Council to build a new fortress, according to the latest rules of military architecture, the fortification and clearing of the terrain at the Upper Fortress began. The foundation stone of the new fort was laid on October 18 in the presence of the Emperor’s envoy, Prince and Marshal Eugene Croy, at Leopold’s Bastion. The day is marked as the beginning of the construction of the new Petrovaradin Fortress, which, with interruptions, lasted until 1780.
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