Where did the writer Ivo Andrić start writing the novel “The Bridge On the Drina”?
Where is the hamam where the scenes of the famous film “Zona Zamfirova” were filmed?
Where is the longest tradition of organized tourism in Serbia?
… in SOKOBANJA!
Untouched nature, tame, but also moderately wild, makes Sokobanja a valuable tourist gem on the map of Serbia. The four mountains, the pearl river Moravica, the two lakes – Vrmdžan and Bovan, a pleasant climate with 240 sunny days a year has been attracting the famous people from these areas since ancient days. The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Ivo Andrić, started writing of his novel in Sokobanja. Apartment number 144 of the hotel “Moravica” in which Andrić stayed is open for visitors.
What makes Sokobanja so special?
Nušić wrote the famous catchword “Sokobanja – Soko-grad, one comes old and leaves young”. Sokobanja qualities were also recognized by the ancient peoples who lived in this region. Thermal waters of various properties and temperatures (22 to 46 degrees Celsius) and clean air make Sokobanja a universal medicine for various disorders.
Sokobanja and the family
Family vacations in spas are more and more popular in recent years. The advantage of this spa is the spirit of past centuries – archaeological sites from the time of the Byzantine Empire, the walls of medieval Serbian fortresses … Historical villas and hotels of specific façades, as well as a unique spa downtown (čaršija), will awaken the imagination of the youngest.
Sokobanja and tourists
Without a doubt, 2019 will be significant for Sokobanja. In May, the biggest and most modern stage will be opened, where the most demanding musical and cultural and artistic performances will be organized in the future. The facility will be, among other things, intended for the holding of traditional events – 37th Golden Hands, 57th International Festival First Accordeon of Serbia, Sokobanja 2019, St. Jovan Biljober, Marathon of Wishes …
Tourists also visit with great curiosity the medieval fortress Soko-grad, a Turkish bath or hamam from the 15th century, the Homeland Museum, Grudonja’s water mills, the Church of the Birth of the Most Holy Mother of God …
If you have an adventurous spirit and are looking for an adventure both in winter and in summer, Sokobanja offers adrenaline moments worth remembering. Paragliding, sailing on the Bovan Lake, mountain climbing, mountain biking offer you the freeing from surplus energy and a kind of zen moments. Active holiday in nature with special emphasis on silence, quad riding and arranged wall for free climbing in Vrmdža with more than 20 directions …
MeetingsIncentivesConferencesEvents (acronym: MICE), or business tourism, is one of the strategic goals of Sokobanja. Its development is driven by very high tourist ambitions.
Natural beauty and lavish nature, as well as a rich artistic program, make Sokobanja the ideal destination.