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The Ðerdap National Park stretches along the right bank of the Danube River from the Golubac fortress to the dam near Sip, Serbia. It spreads over 640 square kilometres and the park management office is in the town of Donji Milanovac on the Danube.
Djerdap National Park presents a unique blend of Serbia's natural and cultural heritage, because the specific natural features of this area yielded extremely valuable cultural heritage. The Danube’s riparian area in the Djerdap Gorge was inhabited as far back as the Neolithic Age and uncovered archeological treasures – from the monumental Neolithic culture of Lepenski Vir, through ancient and medieval monuments, to the modern age – affirm that it was continuously inhabited.
Djerdap National park
National park Djerdap Serbia
Djerdap - The national park is dotted with many natural and cultural values which are included in a special protection programme: Lepenski Vir (the 8,000 year old archaeological site with exceptionally important traces of settlements and the life of the Neolithic man), the Golubac fortress, the Roman fortress Diana in Kladovo, remnants of the road, tables and bridge built during the time of the Roman Emperor Trajan, forest reserves and natural monuments.
The Djerdap National Park has become one of the most visited tourist regions in Serbia especially after the construction of the dam and the formation of the large lake. The gorge and the hydroelectric power plant can be visited from Belgrade and other cities downstream from it. There are a number of tourist points in the park with hotel and other facilities, offering tourists rest and swimming and tours of the cultural and historical monuments and natural values. Though the Danube river is quite polluted by international standards, fishing is still very popular. Some large specimens of catfish have weighed in at over 100 kilograms (220 lb).
Djerdap - Golubac - The National Park
Djerdap National Park is open to visitors all year round. Apart from visiting a number of lookout points with breathtaking views, walking along hiking trails or stopping by the Visitor Centre in Donji Milanovac, you can get to know the National Park via the Golubac Fort, Lepenski Vir archeological site, Trajan’s Tablet and Diana castrum in Karataš, a plethora of souvenirs and gastronomic specialties offered by local restaurants.
Fortresses In Serbia
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Across Serbia there are some 200 sites preserving the remains of old fortresses and fortified towns dating back to ancient times. However, following many centuries of war and destruction, only those fortresses which retained their military function into the Middle Ages, under Turkish rule, have been preserved.
Most of these fortifications were extended and adapted as military technology developed, and in doing so lost their original mediaeval appearance. Some of them were the antecedents of contemporary Serbian towns, which even today boast portions of old walls and towers.
Caves - Natural Monuments Serbia
Caves and potholes are classed as speleological natural monuments. The most well-known caves open to visitors are the Resavska, Zlotske Pecine, Rajkova, Potpecka, Bogovinska and Stopica Pecina caves. Of the caves which are only partially adapted or were once open to visitors but have since fallen into ruin, the most interesting are the Potpecka, Prekonoška and Petnicka Pecina caves. Entry to these caves without an expert guide and appropriate equipment is not permitted.