Basics of Niš

By September 25, 2020ComeToNis

Niš is the third largest city in Serbia.🥉 It lies on the river Nišava in the valley, and is thus surrounded by gorges and mountains. 🗻

Even though it is not well-known, the city has both a rich history and culture and is famous for being the birthplace of one of the biggest historical figures, Constantine the Great.

Medijana and its museum are the evidence that Niš was an incredibly important part of Byzantium, when this region was known as Nais. Due to its geographical position, Niš is proud to be called “The Gate” between the East and the West.
It was also a part of the Ottoman Empire for almost 500 years. Skull tower, a stone structure embedded with human skulls, is a witness to the battle on the Čegar hill.

In the First World War, Niš was occupied by Germans and Bulgarians, then liberated at the end of the war. In the Second World War, it suffered a lot of destruction and violent behavior against its inhabitants, as evidenced by the Concentration camp “the Red Cross”.
After these events, the city needed some time to recover. Although it is still in the process of recovering, it is one of the most popular destinations for tourists.
It is rich in tradition – from the food, culture and drinks to the music and when the Sun goes down, you will have an amazing time – no matter whether you prefer a cafe, clubs, gigs or just a quiet evening spent with close friends by the riverbank. 🎉🎸