Best places in Western Serbia!

Golubac Fortress

Golubac fortress.Like a sad, lonely Byzantine princess, like an eternal vigilant guard by whom no one can slip into the Djerdap gorge (eng. The Iron Gates of the Danube), the famous Golubac fortress has been defying centuries. >>Read more.


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Lepenski Vir. Cultural center of prehistoric world was right here in what today is Serbia. The culture of Lepenski Vir is around 8,5 millennia old and it is a cradle of archaeological discoveries that have changed our knowledge about the early Stone Age in Europe. >>Read more.


Djerdap

Djerdap gorge. The deepest, largest and most attractive gorge in Europe consists of four gorges of imposing beauty: Golubac, Gospođina Vira, Kazan and Sipska. However, the most interesting and geomorphologically specific landscapes are the areas of Štrpce, as well as the areas of Great and Small Kazan, where the Danube demonstrates its narrowest (140m) and deepest (90m) points. >>Read more.


Lazar’s canyon

Lazar’s canyon. Carved out in the Kučaj mountain range by the Lazar’s river, Lazar’s canyon is the deepest and longest canyon in eastern Serbia. It is 4,5 kilometres long, and, in its narrowest point, 3 metres wide and 500 metres deep. >>Read more.


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Felix Romuliana. The monumental imperial palace Felix Romuliana was created when the Roman Emperor Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximianus, in the late period of his reign, decided to withdraw to his birth place. >>Read more.


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Rtanj mysterious mountain. Rtanj represents a phenomenon which attracts more and more tourists, scientists, mountaineers and adventurers each year. Everybody who has visited this mountain at least once, claims that they felt some…>>Read more.


 

Lazar’s canyon

Lazar’s canyon

The canyon of the Lazar’s river, better known as Lazar’s canyon, is the most impressive canyon in Eastern Serbia. With its awe-inspiring appearance it mesmerizes absolutely everyone who sets eyes on it. Just look at it! How could anyone stand before this sight and stop their jaw from dropping?

Carved out in the Kučaj mountain range by the Lazar’s river, Lazar’s canyon is the deepest and longest canyon in eastern Serbia. It is 4,5 kilometres long, and, in its narrowest point, 3 metres wide and 500 metres deep. Being only 18 km west from Bor, this destination is ideal for all those who wish to experience mountaineering, trekking and untouched nature in all their glory.

Lazar’s canyon also happens to be one of the most impenetrable canyons. The steep cliffs of mt. Malinik (1.087 m) in the south and southeast, mt. Strnjak (720 m) and Kornjet (696 m) in the north, and of mt. Pogar (883 m) and Mikulj (1.022 m) in the west make crossing it a real adventure!

Due to its unique and undeniable beauty, biodiversity and speleological gems, Lazar’s canyon, in it its entirety, is protected by the state of Serbia as a natural monument of great importance. So, what is there to see in the wilderness of Eastern Serbia’s deepest canyon?

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The grandeur of untouched nature

The importance of Lazar’s canyon lies in its relief, hydrography and biological diversity. With more than 50% of its total surface is covered in forests and the rest made out of meadows, pastures, and rocky terrain, this jewel of Eastern Serbia is a true threat and challenge for lovers of untouched nature and wilderness.

Lush and green oak and beech forests, mysterious mountain rivers are not the only things that amaze hikers and mountaineers. This grandiose canyon offers even more enchanting sights such as a number of stunning vistas which provide breathtaking views and stone bridges made from huge boulders wedged between cliffs. Surprises lie at every single step, but that you have to see for yourself!

Lazar’s cave

Lazar’s cave

Hidden wonders – the Zlot caves

Lazar’s canyon is also unique for its diversity of surface and underground karst forms of relief. Countless karst valleys, sinkholes, pits, caves and limestone pavements are fascinating natural formations which together create the some of the most interesting landscapes of Lazar’s canyon. The most extraordinary sights are, however, the caves scattered across this canyon.

The eastern foothill of mt. Kučaj is rich in speleological localities. There are 222 caves near the village of Zlot. The Vernjikica and Lazar’s cave are the  the most famous and fascinating ones. Together with them, the Mandina, Vodena and the Hajdučica cave form the Zlot cave system. So, if you ever visit Lazar’s canyon, don’t miss the opportunity to explore Lazar’s cave, the longest cave in Serbia, and the Dubašnica pit.

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Since you’re already here, don’t miss…

Visiting the Felix Romuliana.Step into the past by entering the world the ancient imperial palace Felix Romuliana and witness the remains of its gigantic towers and fortifications which only go to show the might of the Roman emperor Galerius, buried on the hill above it.

Spending a day in Bor >>Google maps, and at the Bor lake >>Google maps. As one of the most developed cities of Serbia and one of the biggest copper mines in Europe, Bor has a lot to offer to tourists. Such as the Museum of Mining and Metallurgy, a Zoo and, of course, an unusual jewel of nature – the Bor lake.

Exploring the Vinatovača rainforest, Serbia’s only rainforest. A lot of things make this special nature reserve special – the beech trees are over 350-years old,  lumbering is prohibited, picking plants is forbidden and even moving fallen trees is banned. Magical…

Beautiful places in Serbia

Rtanj mysterious mountain!

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The mysterious veil which looms over Rtanj is still the reason for many scientific arguments. Some say this mountain is actually an ancient pyramid, the others think it was created by nature and the third opinion is that it is a work of a higher power (Google maps location HERE ). >>READ MORE


Natural Reserve Uvac!

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For centuries Uvac has been making its way through mountains leaving deep meanders and creating caves that annually attract lots of tourists. During sailing on meanders we’ll stop by Ice and Ušač caves, and the strongest of us way try to climb to the observation platform that offers one of the beautiful views in Serbia. (Google maps location HERE ). >>READ MORE


Zlatibor mountain!

Zlatibor mountain

A legend says that it was named after white pines with yellow needles like old gold that once covered the beautiful slopes of Mt. Zlatibor. Today the last “golden” pine can be seen in the village of Negbina. Its Latin name is Pinus sylvestris variegata zlatiborica. (Google maps location HERE ). >>READ MORE


Tara mountain!

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The canyon of the Drina River in the north of the mountain range contributes to the already exceptional beauty of Tara. Lake Perućac on the Drina River and Zaovine lake are located at the foot of the mountain. Thanks to these extraordinary natural beauties and unique ambient, Tara is a true jewel among Serbian mountains. >>READ MORE


Vlasina lake and floating islands!

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Vlasina Lake is a true hidden jewel of untouched nature and the right place for everyone eager to spend the holiday in peace and quiet, far from hustle and bustle of big cities. By visiting this lake you will enjoy the beautiful nature and cultural landmarks…(Google maps location HERE )… >>READ MORE


Djavolja Varos – Devil’s Town

Djavolja Varos - Devil’s Town

Tall stone formations of Djavolja Varoš (eng. Devil’s Town) that are actually a group of petrified wedding guests, or at least that is what a legend tells, were nominated for one of the New seven wonders of nature… >>>READ MORE


Lazar’s canyon!

Lazar’s canyon

The canyon of the Lazar’s river, better known as Lazar’s canyon, is the most impressive canyon in Eastern Serbia….>>READ MORE


Djerdap gorge!

Djerdap

Iron Gates National Park is rightly called the greatest naturalistic and archaeological museum in Europe. This natural phenomenon of fascinating beauty and incredible geological diversity shyly bears the title. >>READ MORE


Lepenski Vir!

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Cultural center of prehistoric world was right here in what today is Serbia. The culture of Lepenski Vir is around 8,5 millennia old and it is a cradle of archaeological discoveries that have changed our knowledge about the early Stone Age in Europe. >>READ MORE


Golubac fortress!

Golubac Fortress

Like a sad, lonely Byzantine princess, like an eternal vigilant guard by whom no one can slip into the Djerdap gorge (eng. The Iron Gates of the Danube), the famous Golubac fortress has been defying centuries. >>READ MORE