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Skull Tower

Bulevar Dr Zorana Dindica, Nis, Serbia
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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 Serbs' heads. While the Ottomans intended it to serve as a warning to the local population, within a few years the Serbs had managed to rid their lands of the Ottoman occupiers, and they preserved the Skull Tower as a memorial to the sacrifice of the early Serb nationalists.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its very cheap to enter the Skull Tower. Unfortunately you cannot take photos inside. You get a guide who explains everything but there is only 58 Skulls left to see. Before there were around 930 Skulls. You can buy a ticket for 200 Dinars which...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really strange place with an interesting history. If you get the number 3 bus it is really easy to get to. It's only a small place that will take you a few minutes to walk round but it's worth a visit.

Thank Heather00000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Skull Tower is a must-see in Nis, but it could have been definitely a bit better preserved. It is a bit scary to try to imagine though what it might have looked like at the time it was built. They say the skulls were...More

Thank Branka O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This "attraction" is the biggest highlight of Nis. Although size-wise very small, it brings such a remarkable dose of importance to the locals and their fight for freedom -beyond belief.

Thank dusan988
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is quite small church with many glass-protected skulls inside. Interesting to see and read something from Serbian history. Taking pictures is not allowed.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you are in Nis. Tower itself is inside another building for protection purposes so not possible to see from outside

Thank GT-martin
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

So this is another place where you should visit and find out the dark past of this place. When I say dark, I remember to review also the restaurant Mrak (dark) - another dark place with bright and delicious local food :)

Thank svetlyo_sv
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The skull tower is quite small and many of the skulls are no longer there, but this is an essential site to visit in Nis. Plenty of information in English about how it came about. The tower is unique in the world. Expect to spend...More

Thank iakobski
Reviewed 23 May 2017

More than a historical monument, placed in a nice park, dressed with a sense of an older century. Ode to sacrify and revolution but also a monument against war.

Thank Tina T
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

There really is not much to see but it has historical value and is interesting enough. About a 40 min walk from Niš centre

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