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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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  • vodic je bio sa nama i ljubazno pricao ali su deca zelela da vide kako su bili obuceni u to vreme, turci, srbi...ne postoji slika na zalost ni u njihovoj prodavnici ...steta...samo par lobanja je osta...  more »
  • The Cela kula. We had walked for 40 minutes and within 5 minutes we had seen. We expected that it was bigger and more skulls were.
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  • If you are not from the Balkans, Cele Kula is one unique cruel chapter of the history of this beautiful region which was under oppression of the Ottoman empire for several centuries...I hope history d...  more »
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