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Once a separate town dating all the way to the Neolithic, today Zemun is an important part of Belgrade yet maintaining the feel of it’s independence left from the old days. It’s a concentration of numerous narrow old streets, baroque houses, old taverns and residuals of the old Fortress. Contemporary history of Zemun starts in 1717 with the arrival of the Austrians and its joining the Hapsburg Monarchy. It became a significant fortification against Turkey and developed as an economic and trading centre located at the border. Most of history relics date from this era. The Zemun Fortress is the oldest building in Zemun, mentioned as early as the 9th century. The Millennium Tower stands at the centre of the fortification. It was erected by the Hungarian authorities in 1896 and was renewed in 1962. It is also known as the tower of Sibinjanin Janko (John Hunyadi). The sundial house in Dubrovačka Street 2 was constructed during the early 19th century in a classical style with elements of baroque. There are a lot of houses left from the baroque era, many still inhabited with their descendants.
Zemun is just perfect if you want to lose yourself in old streets, climbing up the Gardos Fortress for an amazing view or for long relaxed walks by the Danube river. On the river bank there are plenty of day coffee shops and restaurants that are perfect for an afternoon rest: Kogo, Savana, Amsterdam, Gabbiano and many more.
Just can take your pick and enjoy!