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Golubac Fortress, Golubac

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The Golubac Fortress was a medieval fortified town on the south side of the Danube River, 4 km downstream from the modern-day town of Golubac, Serbia. The fortress, which was most likely built during the 14th century, is split into three compounds which were built in stages. It has ten towers, most of which started square, and several of which received many-sided reinforcements with the advent of firearms.Golubac Fortress has had a tumultuous history. Prior to its construction it was the site of a Roman settlement. During the Middle Ages, it became the object of many battles, especially between the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary. It changed hands repeatedly, passing between Turks, Bulgarians, Hungarians, Serbs, and Austrians, until 1867, when it was turned over to the Serbian Knez, Mihailo Obrenović III. Now, it is a popular tourist attraction in the region and a sightseeing point on Danube boat tours.LocationGolubac, in the Braničevo District of north-eastern Serbia and on the modern-day border with Romania, marks the entrance to the Đerdap national park. It is strategically located on the embankment of the Danube River where it narrows to form the Iron Gate gorge, allowing for the regulation and taxation of traffic across and along the river. In the Middle Ages, this was done with the aid of a strong chain connected to Babakaj, a rock on the far side of the river.
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  • Nebrojeno puta sam prošla kroz to mesto i uvek mu se divim sa jednakim ushićenjem znajući koliko mnogo materijalnih zapisa iz davnih vremena se čita svuda naokolo i nad i pod zemljom na tom mestu. 
  • The fortress is the tone of the memorable road which runs along the Gorge of the Danube on their flanks
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  • This full reconstruction and not you can visit, but the views from the outside are magnificent. You can stop at the car park and take some pictures
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