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It dates from a time when Ottoman soldiers were growing increasingly tired of Serb rebellions against their rule. After quelling one such uprising in 1809, Ottoman troops decapitated 952 fallen Serbs and built the short, square tower out of the...more
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The name sounds awesome, i mean SKULLLLL TOWERRRRR
It wouldve been really cool when it was first made, but now, there are only like 15 skulls left, and its in a room, so less intimidating.
Still, worth a 20 minute visit, it costs like $1...More
The history behind it is big! Although for the entry price not sure if you would think if it’s a lot or very cheap but there’s not much to see inside. Probably better off just getting someone to show you photos and for them to...More
This small museum is dedicated those who were part of the Serbian uprising against the Ottoman Empire in the early 1800s. As a deterrent to others who were considering revolution, the Turks cut of the heads of the Serbian soldiers, skinned them -stuffing the skin...More
I was very underwhelmed by this "attraction". I have seen skull collections before (for example Paris). Unfortunately there is only very limited information about the skulls, the tower is really small, and many skulls are gone. Be aware that it is not easy to find...More
I've never been somewhere before where the winning side sinks the skulls of the conquered into the walls of the tower to warn anyone else who might think about trying to start another war. It doesn't take very long to tour the tower but it's...More
A piece of history that you should visit when you come to Niš. The story goes that during the First Serbian Uprising, Serbian rebels under the command of Stevan Sinđelić were attacked by the Ottomans on Čegar Hill, near Niš. Knowing that he and his fighters would be impaled if captured, Sinđelić...More