The Millenary Monument in Zemun - Gardos
Published: November 20, 2010 | Source: Belgradenet.com, Zemun.rs | Share / Bookmark
The Millenary Monument was erected in 1896 to mark the 1000th anniversary (896-1896) of the founding of the Hungarian state. As the southern-most town within Hungary's empire, Zemun was chosen as the site for the Millenary Tower, built on the site of its medieval fortress.
The Millenary Monument was constructed of stone and brick as a viewing tower on the summit of Gardos Hill in Zemun. Its architecture shows different styles, with romantic elements predominating.
Its position at the top of Gardos hill also provides visitors with a beautiful view back over the town center. From Gardos one also has the broadest panorama of Zemun, and the view of the old city centre nearly has a therapeutic quality. A visit to Gardos and the view of Zemun's roofs and the church bell-towers has many times helped find serenity of soul. Today the tower is the place of various cultural activities.