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Belgrade: Ottoman heritage tour
Belgrade was an important borderline settlement of the Ottoman Empire. Join us on a unique tour that will bring you back five centuries in a past.
Our Top Experiences and Tours in Belgrade:If youʻre booking your trip to Belgrade last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
- See the Bajrakli Mosque, the only preserved example of Islamic sacral objects
- Discover Nebojsa’s Tower, as well as 15th century Zindan Gate
- See House of Princess Ljubica
DescriptionHave you ever heard the story about Outlaws and Janissaries? What about the tribute in blood phenomenon (devshirme)? Welcome to Belgrade, an important borderline settlement of the Ottoman Empire, a religious center which had over 200 active Islamic religious objects, and where Islamic schools worked for decades. Numerous Ottoman armies went from and through Belgrade on their conquest of central European cities. Join us on a unique tour that will bring you back five centuries in a past. About their influence which can be seen today on the Belgrade Forterss, Nebojsa’s Tower, as well as 15th century Zindan Gate and drinking fountain of Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic, erected in 1576. We will take a walk through the old parts of the city to the Cukur drinking fountain, a place where a Serbian boy stood up to Turkish Soldiers and caused international crisis. See the Bajrakli Mosque as one of the flag places in the city, the only preserved example of Islamic sacral architecture in Belgrade. Not far away from the mosque you will be able to visit Sheikh Mustafa’s Türbe (tomb), erected in the late 18th century. The story will continue with history of great struggle against the Ottoman Empire and increasing implementation of Turkish words into the Serbian language that last up to this day. We will sum it all up with entering House of Princess Ljubica, where you will be able to see how everyday life looked in Ottoman ruled Serbia. On the localities we mentioned, every rock impatiently waits to tell its story. Join us in discovering numerous influences of the Islamic civilization, which makes Belgrade as it is today.
IncludesEntry tickets to Nebojsa tower Entry tickets to Princes Ljubica residence Professional tour guide
- This tour will take place rain or shine