Belgrade or Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade, Serbia
Belgrade or Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade, Serbia Image: Danimir (wikimedia)

South East European Heritage Network starts petition against gondola on Belgrade Fortress

The South East European Heritage Network (SEE) has launched a petition to draw attention to, and oppose the construction of a gondola project on the Belgrade Fortress, the main historical site and most visited tourist attraction of Belgrade, Serbia. The site is protected since 1979 as a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance. The organisation states that the fortress needs to be preserved entirely in its original form without the implementation of needless structures.

The gondola is planned to span 1 km and connect the fortress with the opposite side of the Sava river, where it meets the Danube. The organisation argues that the intervention would mean an irreversible and irrecoverable loss for Belgrade and its citizens.

Gondola plans, Belgrade, Serbia
Gondola plans, Belgrade, Serbia Image: Google maps

SEE Heritage
The South East European Heritage Network (SEE) is a network of non-governmental organizations from South East Europe, established in 2006. It aims to work towards protecting and promoting the common cultural heritage with the aim of encouraging sustainable development of the region.

Read more and sign the petition at SEE Heritage.