Fetislam Fortress

The name of Fetislam Fortress in Kladovo comes from the Turkish language (Fethul Islam) and means “Gates of Islam”. It was built in the 16th century as a stronghold from which to launch further conquests to the north and originally consisted only of the part we now call the Small Town. Over time, the war circumstances caused a need for building the walls that surround today’s Big Town.

The turbulent history of these regions led to frequent changes of ruler over the fortress. The date of the fortress’ final key handover to Prince Mihail Obrenovic is marked today as the day of the Kladovo municipality.

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