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Cele Kula, Nis

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • Small church with a church inside made of skulls, very impressive but small. Most of the information signs are in English. 
  • Unique thinking feast in the world. Silent witness to one of the incredible atrocities of the Ottomans in the first Serbian uprising of 1809. After one lost battle for Mt. Cegar (3000 Serischer fighters and twice as many Turks wallet you live in this struggle!) the Pasha Hurschid retaliated by he build a tower from the heads of fallen Serbs read. It should serve as a warning to all those who are against the Ottoman Empire. The tower was originally square, 4. 5 m-wide 4 m long. Total 56 rows into each row 17 skulls so apartmentcan wasserfallblick total 952. Unfortunately a protection to the tower was built only in 1938, so that today are only 58 Schäder. Before the Tower, monument of Sevan Samo52 (Wojvodenführer) where a Panel is located: "get this Denkml it will teach your children what the independence of a nation's worth!" This wonderful attraction can be seen every day. During the week of 9-19 h on weekends 9-17 h. Eintiritt is minimum 2 euros. Guide available.
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  • Interesting Tower, rich in history. Got a good story in English. Plan there is not too much time for in, in max. half an hour you can find ready. Access price around 1 euro.
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  • Dežurna apoteka. Dobra usluga.
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