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View of Golubac fortress from Danube
View of Golubac fortress from Danube

Golubac (Голубац) is a village and municipality on the north-eastern border of Serbia, on the right side of the river Danube. The population of the village is 1,896, and population of the municipality is 9,913. The name of the village derives from golub which is Serbian for pidgeon or dove, therefore often translated as "the town of doves". Due to many archeological sites and the national park "Djerdap" nearby, the village is a popular tourist, fishing and sailing destination. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 287 KB) Golubac (Golubacki Grad), Serbien (Srbija) 2004, Foto: Denis Barthel File links The following pages link to this file: Djerdap National Park ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 287 KB) Golubac (Golubacki Grad), Serbien (Srbija) 2004, Foto: Denis Barthel File links The following pages link to this file: Djerdap National Park ... The Danube bend at Visegrád is a popular destination of tourists The Danube (ancient Danuvius) is Europes second-longest river (after the Volga). ... Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia      â€“ Vojvodina      â€“ Kosovo (UN admin. ... The Danube bend at Visegrád is a popular destination of tourists The Danube (ancient Danuvius) is Europes second-longest river (after the Volga). ... The Serbian language is one of the standard versions of the Å tokavian dialect, used primarily in Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and by Serbs everywhere. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales A national park is a reserve of land, usually owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. ... Castle Golubac Tabula Traiana in Djerdap National Park The Đerdap National Park stretches along the right bank of the Danube River from the castle of Golubac (Golubački Grad) to the dam near Sip. ...


The nearby archeological sites include the remnants of Roman Emperor Trajan's tables, remnants of Trajan's road through the Danube's Iron Gates, and the Roman fortress Diana. The nearby fortress of Golubački grad from the 14th century is also of interest. The village was a place of a battle against the Turks in 1428, where the most famous Polish knight, Zawisza Czarny was captured and murdered by the Turks. Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... For other senses of this name, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... Marble statue of Trajan at Xanten (Colonia Ulpia Traiana). ... The Danube bend at Visegrád is a popular destination of tourists The Danube (ancient Danuvius) is Europes second-longest river (after the Volga). ... The Iron Gate upstream The Iron Gate (Romanian: Porţile de Fier, Serbian: Gvozdena Vrata, Hungarian: Vaskapu, German: Eisernes Tor) is a gorge on the Danube River. ... The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... Zawisza the Black Zawisza Czarny z Garbowa (Zawisza the Black from Garbów, also known as The Black Knight), (c. ...


The Iron Gates national park is noted for its natural beauty and its hunting grounds, as well as many trails for more experienced hiking. The village's quay along the Danube river is popular for more relaxed hiking. The Iron Gate upstream The Iron Gate (Romanian: Porţile de Fier, Serbian: Gvozdena Vrata, Hungarian: Vaskapu, German: Eisernes Tor) is a gorge on the Danube River. ... A quay, pronounced key, is a wharf or bank where ships and other vessels are loaded. ... The Danube bend at Visegrád is a popular destination of tourists The Danube (ancient Danuvius) is Europes second-longest river (after the Volga). ...


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Golubac fortress Information (149 words)
Golubac fortress is a medieval fortress located in Golubac, built by Hungarians sometime in the 13th century.
It is strategically placed on the embankment of the Danube river near the entrance to the Đerdap gorge.
The fortress is presently situated between cities of Golubac and Kladovo and is a popular tourist attraction in the region as well as a sightseeing point on popular Danube boat tours.
Golubac (534 words)
This is the fortified medieval town of Golubac, built on inaccessible rock above the river Danube, at the point where the riverbed begins to narrow, thus facilitating monitoring of all traffic across and along the Danube.
It is supposed that it was built by Hungarians, probably in the second half of the 13th century, to defend their land on the right bank of the Danube.
Golubac had a tumultuous history: it was in the hands of the Hungarians, of the Turks, and, in the end, in the possession of the Serbian state.
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