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The cliff-like ridge, where the Kalemegdan complex is located at the confluence of the Sava river into the Danube, makes one of the most beautiful natural lookouts in Belgrade. Kalemegdan is the core and the oldest section of the urban area of Belgrade and for centuries the city population was concentrated only within the walls of the fortress, thus its history, equals the history of Belgrade itself. Kalemegdan is generally divided into four sections:

Donji Grad or Lower Town, occupies the slope towards the riversides, from the top spot. Between the lowest section and the Danube is Kula Nebojsa ("Fearless Tower"), which was turned into a museum of the Greek revolutionary Rigas Feraios as the Turks strangled him in this tower and thrown him into the Danube. Donji Grad , so as the neighboring Savamala, gets flooded during the high levels of water in the rivers and Kula Nebojsa suffered extensive damage during the major floods of 2006. Orthodox churches of Ruzica and Sveta Petka are also located in this area.
Gornji Grad or Upper Town, a top section of Kalemegdan, turned into a park, with beautiful promenades and the statue of Pobednik (The Victor), the "Roman well", the Observatory and Planetarium.
Mali Kalemegdan or Little Kalemegdan, occupies the area in the eastern section, which borders the urban section of Belgrade. Northern section of Mali Kalemegdan is occupied by the Belgrade's zoo. Veliki Kalemegdan or Great Kalemegdan, occupies the southern corner of Kalemegdan, with geometrical promenades, Military Museum, Museum of forestry and hunting, Monument of the Gratitude to France.
Kalemegdan is the most popular park among local people and for many tourists visiting Belgrade because of the numerous walking paths, shady benches, picturesque fountains, great historical architecture and incredible river views.
On the photo you can see the Military Museum. I decided to post this picture, because thanks to the wintertime the trees were without leaves and they hide gently the impressive building. At the same time I found the evergreens at the base of the reddish wall nicely contrasting with the season and adding vitality to the scene.

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