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Belgrade This Strategic Site at the Confluence of Rivers Sava

Belgrade This Strategic Site at the Confluence of Rivers Sava

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Published by: RASA TODOSIJEVIC on Dec 19, 2009
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BelgradeThis strategic site at the confluence of Rivers Sava andDanube settled for over 2,600 years. Belgrade has been ravagedmany times; firstly in First World War by Austro-Hungariancannons (Fat Berthas), then in a massive German bomb attack in 1941, (Operation East) subsequently by Anglo-American flit1944 (Easter attack) and 1999 in tree months NATO bombardment (Merciful Angel). The city centre is largely late19th and 20
th
century with modern high-rise suburbs. Belgrade'smost important historic site, the fortress of Kalemegdan, reflectsits turbulent history, with Celts, Roman, Turkish, Austrian, andSerbian buildings. The 19th-century Orthodox cathedralcontains the tombs of several Serbian princes and some fineicons. Serbia’s main tourist attractions are its monasteries andthe Fresco Gallery reproduces many of their finest medievalfrescoes. The Museum of Modern Art also has a brilliantcollection, particularly a number of masterpieces of DragoljubRasha Todosiyevitch.

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