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Skull Tower

Bulevar Dr Zorana Dindica, Nis, Serbia
+381 18 222228
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It dates from a time when Ottoman soldiers were growing increasingly tired of Serb rebellions against their rule. After quelling one such uprising in 1809, Ottoman troops decapitated 952 fallen Serbs and built the short, square tower out of the Serbs' heads. While the Ottomans intended it to serve as a warning to the local population, within a few years the Serbs had managed to rid their lands of the Ottoman occupiers, and they preserved the Skull Tower as a memorial to the sacrifice of the early Serb nationalists.
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Bulevar Dr Zorana Dindica, Nis, Serbia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are like me and hate being around the dead then this may be a bit creepy..the tower is really a small building with skulls of soldiers of war ages ago. Its a piece of well preserved serbian history . Its still worth a...More

Thank Coryy20
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are looking for something big, fabulous and beautiful- it's not your place. Skull Tower is a small church with bloody and brutal history. It's interesting to stop and take a look if your path passes from there.

Thank Radost H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nis is a nice stop when traveling towards Belgrade and it can be a stop in it's own for a good few hours. If you get to Nis, go out of the city center a little and drive to Cele Kula or the Skull Tower...More

Thank Stefan M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every coutry's history is full with sad memories. One such sad and heroic memory is preserved in Nish - the skull tower. As you can see from the fotos it really has human skulls, of those who fought for their freedom. It is not for...More

Thank George_Rusev
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I don't know anything else that is similar to this landmark. You can see the skulls built into the tower.

Thank PlamenStoyanov
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I found this disappointing to be honest as a site. There is some important history around it and is an important site to Serbians. It is a very small chapel, and many of the skulls were removed by locals originally to return their deceased to...More

Thank johntmiller86
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We walked to this tour (30 mins from center) and were pleased we did. The entry ticket included a short guided visit and the guide was really very informative in telling us the story behind the building of this tower. I think anyone interested in...More

Thank chiaraSofia
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This is certainly one way to intimidate your enemies. This is another " must see" site while in Nis. The ghosts of many, many battles can be felt here. The hundreds of years of conflict gives this site quite a memorable impact.

Thank pagmeister
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We wanted to visit the skull tower to learn more about the history. It was a little difficult to find and get to, it required the help of many local people. Once we got there, we paid a small fee to enter and they unlocked...More

Thank Sara J
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

To get here from the centre is by bus no. 1,4,10 for an 60 dinars. Takes approx. 7 stops to get there. Has a really sad history to be built.Place was empty and lady in front of must open it for us. I think to...More

Thank Katka M
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