The Gardoš Tower
Kula naThe Gardoš Tower, a visual and historical symbol of Zemun, is also famous as the Sibinjanin Janko’s Tower or “Millennium Tower”.
According to the legend in this tower died famous Hungarian hero from the battles against the Turkish soldiers, Janoš Hunyadi, known as Sibinjanin Janko as well and after him the tower got its name. However, history refutes the legend and shows how truly Hunyadi died just at that point, within the Zemun fortress but even 440 years before building the tower.
According to the logic and most convincing theory, the name “Millennium Tower” is the most correct one. Specifically, the tower is evidently built the Hungarians (the construction was completed on August 5, 1896.) as a symbol of his present in Pannonia. Moreover, it was built in total 5 identical buildings: one on the far north, west, east and south (in Zemun) border of its empire, and one central one in Budapest. Except the tower in Budapest, it is preserved the Zemun Tower till today too.
Otherwise, the tower is located at the most prominent point on the Gardoš Hill in the ruins of the fortress of which has remained today only the corner towers in the medieval architectural style which impressions are even more prominent with narrow and cobblestoned streets and stairs of the ancient Zemun. There is a magnificent and certainly unforgettable view of Zemun and Danube from the Tower. The Gardoš Tower is by itself an essential and dominant element of the Zemun silhouettes and the best view you can take from the Danube and the Belgrade fortress.
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