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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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  • 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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  • An interesting fortress worthy of visit. Located on the banks of the Danube, on the rocks. One of the towers stands on the water. Towers of the fortress are scattered, it is interesting to wander among them. It is interesting to photograph the fortress from the River, but it does somewhere to rent a boat.
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  • Golubac fortress is located on the right bank of the Danube, near the border with Romania. It can be reached by car or by bus. Fortress made a strong impression, despite the fact that it it is dilapidated. It is not known exactly when it was built, about the 14th century. In the fortress of nine towers that are connected by walls. The whole complex is very well integrated into the landscape.
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