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Dubbed the Iron Gates of the Danube, is famous as the greatest naturalistic and archaeological museum in Europe.

One of its most attractive spots is Golubac fortress, located on the right bank of the Danube.

Golubac’s founder remains unknown as well as the exact time when this small and fortifies city was built – it originates from the 14th century.

There are plenty of stories to hear about Golubac, and one thing connects them all – all stories are sad.

The first one says that there was a girl Golubana who refused Turkish Pasha’s love. For revenge, he tied her to the rock in the river, opposite the fortress where she died in pain.

The second story’s central figure is the Byzantine princess Jelena, the wife of despot Djuradj Brankovic. Since she was too lonely, she used to keep pigeons and tell them a story about her sadness – she longed for Byzantium and her people.

If you’re planning to visit the magnificent Djerdap National Park and Golubac, don’t miss the archaeological site from the Stone Age – Lepenski Vir, Ram fortress, and Silver Lake (Srebrno jezero) near the city of Veliko Gradiste.


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