Saturday, March 22, 2008

Janos Hunyadi's Tower

Gardoš Tower is a major historical landmark of Zemun, located on Gardoš hill on the right bank of the Danube where Zemun was built. The neighborhood has preserved its narrow, still mostly cobblestoned and quaint houses, and half of the neighborhood is occupied by Zemun's largest graveyard. .. The area has become fashionable place for strolls and leisure activities since the 1990s. This tower, referred to as the Millenium Tower, was built and opened in 1896 to celebrate 1000 years of Hungarian settlement on the Pannonian Plain. (Remember, Zemun was also once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.) Janos Hunyadi was a 15th century Hungarian military leader.

2 comments:

Chris W said...

So, it was for the Austrio-Hungary Empire? I vaguely remember hearing something but am not sure what. Thanks. That is such a cool place, especially when we just stumbled on it one day.

Thanks for the memories.

Will we see you this summer?
C

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