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Golubac Fortress, Golubac

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The Golubac Fortress (Serbian: Голубачки град or Golubački grad, Hungarian: Galambóc vára, Bulgarian: Гълъбец, Romanian: Cetatea Golubăț, Turkish: Güvercinlik Kalesi) was a medieval fortified town on the south side of the Danube River, 4 km (2.5 mi) downstream from the modern-day town of Golubac, Serbia. According to recent discoveries, the fortress, which was built during the 14th century by Medieval Serbian state, 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. Towers were not connected for easier defense. Also inside the fortress were found Serbian Medieval frescos.
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.

The fortress has a distinction of successfully repelling over 120 conquering attacks during history.
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  • I really liked this place. The forthress is great, the stuff is really knowlegable and kind. The view and the Danube are just stunning. To see it all take good fitness, which makes the feel of how...  more »
  • This is another great tourist place in Serbia, with potential, but also very bad organization and bad infrastructure. First of all, as one of the most beatiful medieval fortress in this part of...  more »
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  • Very nice place, secure but with elements of climbing on rocks. Excellent place for spending time with your family and friends. Parking provided but Fortress is not accessible for people in wheelchairs. Restaurant is beautiful with look on Fortress and not expensive.
  • Fantastic castle, very well reconstructed. Absolutely recommending! Worth visiting. But be careful,number of parking places is limited,so come earlier.

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