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IMMOVABLE CULTURAL MONUMENTS DATA BASE
Name: Smederevo fortress
Location (place, town, city): Smederevo
Institute: Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia
Regional institute: Regional Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, Smederevo
CR No.: CM 538
Date of inscription in the CR: 24.10.1983
Category: NCM of outstanding value
Type: Cultural monument
Year/period of construction: 12th century

A mediaeval fortress is situated on the right bank of the Danube, on the confluence of the river Jezava, at Smederevo. It was built by Despot Djuradj (George) Branković in 14th century, with the idea of making it the seat of the civilian and church authorities.

The Small Town is a separately fortified court of a ruler, completely surrounded by water. In its centre, there is a stone well. There are six towers in the Small Town and on one of them an inscription clearly testifying that the town was built by Djuradj Branković. In the Big Town there was a metropolitan complex and civilian houses. The Big Town is surrounded by twelve towers.

The Smederevo Fortress has been archaeologically investigated for decades now and conservation and restoration works carried out.