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Skull Tower, Nis

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Standing 4 m (13 ft), Skull Tower 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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Nis holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Skull Tower and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I booked a tour and visited the skull tower. It was an interesting place and definitely worth visiting when being in that area 
    I booked a tour and visited the skull tower. It was an interesting place and definitely worth visiting when being in that area  more »
  • The skull tower is a piece of history of the city of Nis and worth a visit. You can walk around the tower which is inside another building. 
    The skull tower is a piece of history of the city of Nis and worth a visit. You can walk around the tower which is inside another building.  more »
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  • The entrance fee is 200 dinars. İt is a very small museum where you will see real human skulls on the wall. İts called tower but its not tall enough to be a tower. İts Just a wall. İts located in a beautiful park where you can sit and chill after the museum.
  • Well It's only preserved Monument in all of the Europe. It's Embedded with Real Human Skull and The history is Amazing. You can Buy the combine ticket For Museum, Concentration camp and skull Tower for 300 Serbian Dinars. Start With National Museum of Nis and there You can Buy the Ticket inside the museum. Just ask them for combine tickets.

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