Splendidly sited on an exposed nub of land overlooking the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers is Kalemegdan Park, dominated by the fortress of the same name. The whole complex is a paean to Serbian heroism, topped with the proud Victory Monument of 1912. Originally built by the Celts in the third century BC, before expansion by the Romans, the fortress has survived successive invasions; most of what remains is the result of a short-lived Austrian occupation in the early eighteenth century. The best of the attractions is the Military Museum, where a history thick with conflict is divertingly presented; one of its most prized acquisitions is part of a US stealth bomber downed during the 1999 conflict.

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