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Cele Kula, Nis

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Standing 4 m (13 ft), Cele Kula features human skulls built into a wall. As the 1809 Battle of Čegar was coming to an imminent end for the grossly outnumbered Serbian army, the commander Stevan Sinđelić shot at a magazine of gun powder, killing the remaining soldiers from both sides. To commorate the victory, the Ottoman leader ordered decapitation of all 952 fallen Serbian soldiers. The heads were skinned, stuffed, and built into a wall. Today, you can see the construction in a museum building. Only 54 skulls remain, as many were stolen and buried by family members, and others have been destroyed over time. If you wish to hear the entire story, seek out a guide at the site. Use our Nis itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Cele Kula and other attractions in Nis.
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  • I have known about Cele Kula before I went to see it and thought I was prepared. The moment I stepped in was like I was in different world, it was just hard to believe what i was seeing and what the t...  more »
  • Na žalost je ostalo samo 58 lobanja, ali i taj broj lako dočarava cenu slobode koju je neko spreman da plati i životom. 
  • Turkish conquerors in reign in these territories brutally suppressed any acts of disobedience. To intimidate the independent Serbian people, in order to intimidate and suppress resistance remaining, skull zamurovyvali executed in the wall. skulls in the wall is not much, but still looks horrible. And yet this story-and the Serbs her recall.
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