Golubac Fortress | Tower 8
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Kula 8

Tower 8

The tower that guarded the Main Gate

Tower 8 is adjacent to the Main Gate and was used predominantly for defensive purposes. It architecturally belongs to the Lower Compound of the Outer Fort, built at a later date. During the Ottoman rule, at the time of intensified use of firearms, it was reinforced with battlements, as were the other towers in the Outer Fort, and adjusted to the new form of warfare.

As it was the first to come under attack and completely exposed to wartime destruction, it bears visible traces of numerous building repairs done over the years, in particular in the highest levels of the tower. The two bottom storeys of tower 8 are enclosed and some point presumably served as armoury and food storage.

 

Zone: Green zone | Level of accessibility: easy
Content: Exhibition area

Hat Tower

The main and tallest tower in the Fortress keeps its secrets to this day

 

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Tower 2

The watchtower over the Danube

 

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Tower 3

The tower defended by arrows

 

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Tower 4

The tower with a chapel

 

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Tower 5

The tower that protected the Palace

 

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Tower 6

The tower protecting the Fortress from hillside attacks

 

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Tower 7

The tower with Christian inscriptions etched in stone

 

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Tower 8

The tower that guarded the Main Gate

 

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Canon tower

The tower from which cannons roared

 

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Palace

The majestic edifice – home of the long gone fortress’ commanders

 

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