How many words does it take to describe the touristic offer of Serbia?
We believe that you will first think of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Kopaonik, Zlatibor, and Vrnjačka Banja. Before you stop counting and decide to travel abroad, we bring to you 10 activities and places in Serbia that you must add to your list.
A conversation with Laza Kostić in Sombor
This city full of rich history is first mentioned in the 14th century as part of the lands belonging to count Cobor. It was built on a river island, and terrain regulation gave it the look that it has today. One should remember that, in the time of the Turks, this was the center of a nahia, whereas the Sombor that we know today came to life in 1795, when its citizens “bought” their freedom from the Empress Maria Theresa. Stop by this bastion of Vojvodina’s beauty, take a ride on the fiacres, and don’t forget to have a chat with Laza Kostić. Perhaps he will reveal some unwritten lyrics of “Santa Maria della Salute” just to you.
Passing through the gates of Homolje
The mystical landscapes are not confined to the works of Tolkien and Martin. Passing through the Gornjačka gorge will convince you of the magic of this place. Visit the remains of the Blagoveštenje monastery, which was carved from a rock. Stroll down to the banks of the Mlava and witness the natural phenomenon where the flow of the river cannot be heard in one part. A legend says that the people and the nature fell silent when they heard the outcome of the Kosovo battle of 1389. Finally, we leave it to you to discover where healing waters appear only on St. George’s day…
A walking tour to the city of Jerina the Damned
If you prefer climbs stronger than those of Kalemegdan, we recommend that you set out towards Užice. Have a rest near the Kadinjača complex and then go to the Solotuša village. From there, you can start the walking tour and soon enjoy the most beautiful view in this part of the country. There are many paths via which you arrive and leave this place, not to mention that there’s always an open invitation from the river queen Drina, who rules nearby.
Play on the gusle of Filip in Višnjićevo
It is a wonderful sight when ladies come together to bring a place back to life. This is precisely what’s happening right now in Višnjićevo, the resting place of our most famous guslar. There, everything is tied to Filip’s name – the school, the town hall, and the museum. Be ready to experience the full hospitality of Srem, where satisfaction is guaranteed. Don’t miss the opportunity to travel all around this region and remind yourself of Filip’s legacy.
Sounds of an emerald waterfall beneath Beljanica
Many of us have already visited this region during our school days. We still remember the summer excursions to the Resava cave and the Hall of Jewels. But there is another natural phenomenon just 10 kilometers away. You can have an ideal weekend with the family in the shade of the largest waterfall in Serbia. Yet another spectacle that shows that when it comes to tourism, Serbia has got a great deal to offer.
The cradle of civilization in Vinča
What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you hear this toponym? Yet another suburb? There, you would be mistaken. Choose a weekday (but not Monday) and visit this archeological site. Listen as the curators tell the inspirational story of one of the first urban settlements in Europe. A civilization that flourished before the widely-known Mycenae. Why is obsidian known as black gold and how did people here manage to live better than in ancient Rome? Find all of this out in the museum of the archeological site of Vinča.
The tale of a Saint with an animal’s head in Sukovo
A legend says that a long time ago there lived a young man of such otherworldly beauty that he could not defend himself against the many women who were interested in him. He prayed to God to be relieved of this suffering and so he was given an animal head instead of a human one. This is how he is portrayed in the frescoes of Sukovo monastery. This place is located near the town of Duke Momčilo, a spot famous for its rug production. Sounds familiar?
The holy places of Ovčar and Kablar
One can’t determine precisely the number of people that go through this part of the country yearly in their visits to Zlatibor and the southern regions. This gorge, however, has much more to offer than just a quick respite at the banks of the Morava. 14 monasteries adorn our very own Holy Mountain, and the hiking trails are over 90km long. Find out from the locals how the famous folk song “Sa Ovčara i Kablara” (“From the Ovčar and the Kablar”) came to be.
The steps of Marko Kraljević
They say that when Marko climbed the Vidrak hill and claimed his throne, his feet touched the Kolubara river. Perhaps you won’t be able to do just that, but you will certainly appreciate how beautiful the Valjevo region is. The city attractions that you must visit are Tešnjar, the house of Muselimov, and the Nenadović tower. While you’re there, try to find a monument to a hero whose image graces the United Nations building in New York…
The home of a Vuk
According to popular belief, the name Vuk (meaning “wolf” in Serbian) was given to male children to protect them from opakih illnesses. We believe that this custom contributed to our hero vanquishing evil and staying remembered as the greatest reformer of the Serbian language. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Tršić and follow the path of Vuk’s proverbs right to his birthplace. And that’s when the story begins…
There’s no excuse, visit Serbia!
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Famous under the wing “You have no excuse, visit Serbia” since 2016, they represent a sort of authoritywhen it comes to domestic tourism. Under the concept “one day – once a month” they have crossed more than 12000km to date and pinned over 160 locations to their map.
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