Top 28 Serbia Attractions

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Serbia is located in Southeast Europe. Winters in the country are cold, snowy and short. There are 4 mountain systems in Serbia. This contributes to the development of ski tourism. Prices for skiing are relatively low, and new routes appear regularly. The most popular resort is Kopaonik.

The country provides excellent opportunities for recovery. There are thermal springs and incredibly healing air. The most famous resorts are Sokobanya, Vrnjacka Banya, Bukovicka Banya. Serbia has a very rich nature. It is impossible to ignore the Danube and the Djerdap gorge. A very interesting national park is Shar-Planina, Tara, Fruska Gora. There is a popular artificial lake in Belgrade, which is incredibly clean. In the park near it, Belgrade people love to spend time.

The culture of Serbia has endured for thousands of years. Its monuments are numerous monasteries and churches, which are famous for their frescoes. Despite numerous wars, Serbian fortresses are perfectly preserved and host not only tourists, but also various festivals, such as the EXIT music festival. The most popular cities in Serbia are Belgrade, Subotica, Novi Sad, Nis. Tourism in Serbia is not very popular. It is relatively inexpensive, but there is something to see. The country has many historical and architectural monuments, beautiful nature and pleasant climate.

What to see in Serbia?

The most interesting and beautiful places, photos and a brief description.

Belgrade fortress

For more than 1000 years, the fortress has stood on a 125-meter hill near the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Its territory is divided into Upper and Lower City. Inside the fortress are two ancient churches, monuments, ruins of Roman settlements, defensive buildings. Five towers rise above the fortress, and you can enter the citadel through 12 gates. You can look at the magical landscapes from the Kalemegdan park. You can also relax in the cafe there.

Belgrade fortress

Orthodox monasteries in Kosovo

This is part of the UNESCO heritage, which consists of three monasteries and one church. A valuable example of Byzantine and Western Romanesque church architecture. They were built in the XIII-XVI centuries. The Vysoki Dečany Monastery was the first to be included in the list of protected objects. He is known for his frescoes. This is a valuable example in Byzantine art. The rest of the monasteries were included with the heritage site two years later.

Orthodox monasteries in Kosovo

Dzherdap gorge

This is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, where the Danube stands in all its glory. In the Đerdap gorge, near Golubac, it reaches its greatest width - 6.5 km and the greatest depth - 82 meters. Tourists are taken on cruises through the entire gorge, which consists of four smaller gorges and three basins. In places, 300-meter cliffs rise above the river. There are also many ancient fortresses on the banks of the Danube.

Dzherdap gorge

Monastery Studenica

This is a male monastery, which is located in the mountains on the right bank of the Studenica River. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin and is one of the most luxurious and rich Serbian Orthodox monasteries. Studenica was founded in 1190 by Stefan Nemanja. There are two churches inside the monastery: the Church of the Virgin and the Church of Joachim and Anna. The monastery is famous for its Byzantine-style frescoes.

Monastery Studenica

Smederevo fortress

The fortress was built in 1430, when Smederevo was the capital of the country. The fortress has the shape of a triangle. On the one hand, it borders on the Danube, on the other, on Ezava. The third side was protected by fortifications. The fortress was defended by a 2-meter wall and 25 towers. In the Small City there was a printing house, a jewelry workshop, two churches, a palace, and other buildings. The Great City was a trading and craft center.

Smederevo fortress

Devil City

This is a place shrouded in legends on Mount Radan, 27 km from the city of Kursumlija. It consists of 202 stone pillars. Their height ranges from 2 to 15 meters. The tops of the pillars are crowned with stone caps. The Devil's City was formed due to weathering, but the locals have come up with many legends. Therefore, many excursions are held there at night.

Devil City

Skadarliya

This is a quarter that is located along the 600-meter Skadarska street. Its history dates back to the 1930s. Gypsies, artisans, merchants settled on it. A few decades later, artists and writers began to inhabit the street. That is why this is the most bohemian old quarter in Belgrade, full of galleries, antique shops, cafes and restaurants.

Skadarliya

Shar Planina National Park

Shar-Planina is a mountain range 85 km long. It is located in the central part of the Balkans. The area of ​​the park is about 40 thousand hectares. The height of more than 100 peaks reaches 2000 meters, and about 30 - more than 2500 meters. On the territory of Serbia is the highest mountain Bistra, its height is 2651 meters. The park has an incredibly rich flora and fauna. In addition, there are more than 40 churches and monasteries, tombs, fortresses on its territory.

Shar Planina National Park

Ada Ciganlia

One of the largest artificial lakes in Europe is located just a few kilometers from the center of Belgrade. It is located near the Ada Ciganlija peninsula - a favorite vacation spot for Belgrade residents. Thanks to the filters installed on the dams, the water in the lake is the cleanest. A healing microclimate has formed there, there is a lot of greenery on the island. Ada Ciganlija has more than 50 sports facilities for active recreation.

Ada Ciganlia

Sopochany

The Orthodox monastery in the valley of the Raska River was founded by Uros I in 1263. A little later, the church of St. Trinity, which has survived to this day. Trinity Church is interesting for its frescoes. They have light, light colors and depict biblical images and scenes from the life of the kings of the Nemanjić dynasty. This is an incredible achievement of Serbian culture, which is perfectly preserved.

Sopochany

Petrovaradin fortress

The impregnable fortress, which was the place where the treasures of the Habsburg dynasty were stored, is very well preserved. It was laid on the Danube in 1692 by Prince Krui to protect against the Turks. In those days, 16 km of underground passages stretched under the fortress. Today, there are archives, museums, cafes, restaurants, hotels, galleries on its territory. It also hosts music fans every year who come to the EXIT festival.

Petrovaradin fortress

Sirogojno

This is an open air museum. Its territory is 15 hectares. On it you can see old huts built without a single nail, household items, a forge, a bakery, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. Also there you can buy previously incredibly popular knitted clothes made of warm wool. Sirogojno is surrounded by beautiful nature, and the air there is considered healing.

Sirogojno

Tara National Park

This is a park in the west of Serbia. It occupies part of Mount Tara, and its area is 22 thousand hectares. On the territory of the park there are gorges, canyons, dips, bays, caves. There is also the shortest river in Europe - Vrelo. Its length is 365 meters. In the park, you can go fishing in the purest artificial lakes, try the local alcoholic drink - Klekovac brandy. The park has a rich flora and fauna, and various festivals are held there in the summer.

Tara National Park

Nis fortress

The history of the fortress dates back to the 2nd century BC. It stands on the banks of the Nishava River, and its area is more than 22 hectares. Byzantine and ancient Roman buildings have been preserved on its territory. The current appearance of the fortress was given by Turkish architects in the 13th century. Inside the fortress there is a park, an art gallery, a cafe. And if its gates are restored, then it can become architecturally and functionally complete.

Nis fortress

Monastery of Manasia

The monastery was founded by despot Stefan Lazarevich at the beginning of the 15th century. It is located near the town of Despotovac. The monastery was fortified with walls and 11 towers. On its territory there was a huge library, books were copied. This is a valuable monument of Serbian culture. The frescoes of Manasia are also popular. The monastery includes cells, a refectory and the Church of the Holy Trinity.

Monastery of Manasia

Temple of Saint Sava

On the Belgrade plateau, proudly towering over the city, is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. This is the temple of Saint Sava. They began to build it in 1935 on the site where the relics of St. Sava were burned. But the work was interrupted and resumed only 40 years after the war. To this day, finishing work is being carried out in one of the parts of the temple. The height of the shrine is 82 meters, and the weight of the dome is 4 tons.

Temple of Saint Sava

Zicha

This is a nunnery in the historical region of Raska. It was founded at the beginning of the 12th century. Ascension Cathedral of the monastery was the place of coronation of the rulers of Serbia. A total of 19 rulers received the crown there. In the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, murals of 1220-1221 have been preserved. Because of the war, the monastery was badly damaged, its medieval frescoes were destroyed. Today Zica is one of the largest monasteries in Serbia.

Zicha

Museum of Nikola Tesla

This is the only museum in the world that owns the real personal belongings of a scientist: patents, drawings, letters, photographs, drawings, books. It was founded on December 5, 1952 in a mansion in Belgrade. On the ground floor, you can not only see, but also experience inventions. Visitors have a chance to feel like a Jedi, try the Tesla Coil. The scientist's belongings are stored on the second floor.

Museum of Nikola Tesla

Gazimestan

It is a monument of Serbian history and culture. It is installed a few kilometers from the site of the Battle of Kosovo. It bears the text of the Kosovo oath given by Prince Lazar. The number of Turkish troops was several times greater than the Serbian army. One of the Serbs killed the Sultan, but his son became the commander of the army. In the same battle, Lazar died, his daughter was sent to the harem, and the Serbs lost their independence.

Gazimestan

Chele-Kula

This is an impressive and gloomy monument of history. It was built by the Turks when the Serbian uprising was crushed in 1809. The rebel leader fired a shot at the powder magazine, destroying both himself and his army. Then the Turkish troops tore off the skin from the skulls of the Serbs, stuffed it with straw and sent it to the Sultan. A gloomy tower was built from 952 skulls of the Serbs. Only 58 have survived to this day; they are surrounded by a chapel.

Chele-Kula

Gamzigrad

This is an architectural ensemble located in the east of Serbia. It was built in the III-IV century by order of the emperor. On its territory there is a palace, fortifications, cathedrals, a triumphal arch, a memorial. The complex can be considered a small town. It is a striking example of traditional Roman architecture. In 2007, it was listed as a UNESCO heritage site.

Gamzigrad

Resava cave

This is a natural cave 20 km from Despotovac, which is one of the most visited. Its length is 2850 m, the length of the tourist route is 800 m. It is generously decorated with nature. Inside it are stalagmites, stalactites, columns, petrified waterfalls. This cave is about 80 million years old. Its territory is divided into four observation halls. It is also said that before the start of the Battle of Kosovo, Serbs hid treasures in the caves.

Resava cave

Vrnjacka Bath

This is the most popular balneological resort in the Rash region. It treats diseases of the digestive system and diabetes. It is famous for its thermal springs, the temperature of which is equal to the temperature of the human body. They are located in a park area, and next to them are monasteries and ancient buildings that are listed as a UNESCO heritage site.

Vrnjacka Bath

Monastery Pokainitsa

This is an Orthodox monastery, which is located in central Serbia near the town of Velika Plana. This is one of the few monuments of wooden architecture in the country. The monastery was built in 1818 by Vuica Vulicevic. A year before construction, he participated in the murder of his godfather. According to legend, the monastery got its name as a sign of the repentance of the prince.

Monastery Pokainitsa

Drvengrad

The village was created by Serbian director Emir Kusturica for the filming of the film "Life is like a miracle." This is the embodiment of his childhood dream of an ideal village. It is located on the slope of the Mokra Gora mountain near the town of Uzhice. Today, the village welcomes tourists; on its territory there is a hotel, a cinema, a library, a gallery and a church. There is a restaurant, a pastry shop, a swimming pool and much more. All houses are made of wood.

Drvengrad

Shargan eight

This is a narrow-gauge railway that runs between the settlements of Mokra Gora and Shargan-Vitasi. Its laying began in 1916. Today the train travels along a tourist route in the shape of a figure eight. Tourists are greeted by stunning views, a fortress in the city of Uzhice and ancient stations. The trailers are rare, you can climb on them and touch everything.

Shargan eight

Sokobanya

A resort in eastern Serbia near the city of Nis. Sokobanya lies between the mountains. The river Sokobańska Moravica flows near the resort. This is a health center for the treatment of non-specific lung diseases. It is rich in thermal springs saturated with radon. The ionized mountain air of the resort is considered useful. The climate there is pleasant, without fogs and winds.

Sokobanya

Zlatibor

This is a tourist area in the highlands of Serbia. It is located 30 km from Belgrade. Zlatibor is a health resort famous for its healing air. In numerous towns it is calm and very clean. Cottages and hotels have been built for tourists, prices in restaurants and cafes are low. The center of the region is the town of Kraljeve Vode, surrounded by pine trees. Very picturesque hills in this area. Tourists love to take pictures here.

Zlatibor