Tvrđava Golubački grad

Grad, Golubac

Golubac Fortress - the most important information 

You must have heard of the town of Golubac and its popular fortress! Here you can find out more about the history of the mentioned fortress, as well as its significance. Golubac Fortress is located in the Djerdap National Park, on the right bank of the Danube. It is located on high cliffs, at the place where this river narrows, ie at the very entrance to the Djerdap gorge.

History and significance of the fortress
Golubac Fortress was first mentioned in 1335 as a Hungarian military fortification. The exact time of its creation is not known, as well as who built it. It is known that the Byzantines needed this fortress in order to determine the borders in the north, while the Hungarians needed it to secure their possessions across the Danube. This place was also important for the Serbian people, since it protected these areas from Hungarian incursions. Due to all the above, Golubac had a turbulent history. Many battles were fought around it during the Middle Ages, especially between the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary. This city was once part of the state of the Serbian prince Lazar. Immediately after the Battle of Kosovo, Golubac passed into Turkish hands, only to be handed over to the Serbs in the second half of the 19th century. Today, Golubac is a popular tourist attraction. The project of revitalization of the fortress Golubacki grad started in 2012, when a bypass and a tunnel were built. The works were completed in 2019.

Appearance and characteristics of the fortress
Golubac Fortress was built in a fan-shaped manner and consists of three parts: the front, the rear and the upper town. It consists of a total of 10 towers and 2 large car gates. Half of the towers are made of stone on all sides, while the other stones are on 3 sides, and the fourth side, facing the interior, is missing. The first tower is called Donjon and has an octagonal base, from which rises a circular peak. The last, tenth tower, has only one floor, with openings for cannons. Its base is octagonal and is almost identical to the three artillery towers, which were added to the famous Smederevo fortress.

How to get to Golubac Fortress?
If you haven't visited this magical fortress yet, pack everything you need and right for Golubac! We have prepared for you the exact distance of the fortress Golubacki grad from individual cities:
  • if you come from the direction of Pozarevac to the fortress Golubacki grad you have 47 km
  • This fortress is about 129 kilometers away from Belgrade and can be reached by car in an hour and a half via Veliko Gradište.
Additional information
  • Golubacki grad Fortress is divided into zones for all visitors:
  1. Green Zone - is accessible to all categories of tourists and includes three towers and the Palace. A tour of the Palace is also accessible to people with disabilities. Minors can only enter the green zone.
  • Blue Zone - is not open for independent visits of tourists, but is available only accompanied by employees of the Complex. This trail requires higher levels of physical fitness. Minors are forbidden to enter the blue zone.
  1. Red zone - difficult zone. Also, it is not open for independent visits of tourists, but is available accompanied by employees of the Complex.
  2. Black zone - extremely difficult zone. In addition to requiring escort of employees, this zone requires the highest level of physical fitness, and is therefore not recommended for people with heart problems.
  • Ticket prices differ depending on which of the above zones you choose, so the price of an individual ticket with parking for the green zone is 600 dinars. Pensioners pay twice less for their ticket (300 dinars), while children from 12 to 18 pay only 120. Individual tickets for the blue and red zone are 800 dinars, while entering the black zone costs 1200.
  • Golubac Fortress is available to all visitors throughout the year from Tuesday to Sunday. Working hours are longer in the summer months, when this fortress is open until 7 p.m.
  • Whichever zone you choose, you will enjoy this magical landscape, we are sure of that! Go to Golubac today and create unforgettable memories for a lifetime!


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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