A Roman fortress once stood here – a circle of Roman tombstones remains inside – but the current fortifications date from the beginning of the eighteenth century. Enter from the main Istanbul Gate facing the bridge; inside, the town authorities have put real effort into making this a place residents can enjoy, with the beautiful mosque of Bali Beg converted into an exhibition space and the row of cafés in the shadow of the fortress’s inner wall a cool spot to unwind. Each August the whole fortress is given over to the Nišville jazz festival.

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