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Tourism in Serbia
Serbia is fabulous country in the mountainous Western Balkans, breathtakingly rich in History and outstanding cultural Inheritance from the Prehistorical, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and the Modern times. Serbia is amazing country among 10 essential stops in Europe, providing diversified and spectacular landmarks, colorful and picturesque villages and unique surprises of tradition beyond imagination.
The List of Immovable cultural monuments of Serbia contains 156 sites of exceptional importance amongst them 6 belong to UNESCO Cultural Heritage. The list of Protected Natural Values of Serbia includes 5 National Parks, 14 Nature Parks, 18 Landscapes of Outstanding Features, 72 Nature Reserves and Special Nature Reserves, 329 Natural Monuments etc.
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Kopaonik is one of the larger mountain ranges of Serbia. It is located in the central part of Serbia, while a small portion extendeds to North Kosovo. Its highest point, Pancic's Peak, is 2,017 m (6,617 ft) above sea level.
Kopaonik is the major ski resort of Serbia, with total of 25 ski lifts with capacity of 32.000 skiers per hour. A national park spread over 118.1 km2 (45.6 sq mi) of the central part of the Kopaonik plateau was established in 1981
The National Museum is the largest and oldest museum in Serbia and former Yugoslavia. It is located in Republic Square, Belgrade, Serbia. The museum was established on May 10, 1844. Since it was founded, its collection has grown to over 400,000 objects, including many foreign masterpieces. Currently, the museum is closed for renovation.
The Pobednik (The Victor) is a monument located in the Belgrade Fortress in Belgrade, built to commemorate Serbia's liberation from Ottoman occupation. Built in 1928 and standing at 14 meters high, it is one of the most famous works of Ivan Mestrovic. It is also one of the most visited tourist attractions in Belgrade and the city's most recognizable landmark.
Palaces in Serbia
Visit this far northern Serbian town and enjoy its architecture, for example, the Church of the Ascension of the Lord (Crkva Vaznesenja Gospodnjeg), Church of St. Demetrius (Crkva Svetog Dimitrija), Kathedral of St. Theresa of Avila (Katedrala Svete Tereze Avilske), or the City Hall. The inhabitants of Subotica would recommend you to visit the City Museum (Gradski muzej), Vojnic Palace (Vojnica palata), Gallery of Fine Art Likovni svet, Rajhl Palace (Rajhlova palata) etc.
Spas and health resorts Serbia
In Serbia there are over 1,000 cold and warm mineral water springs, and a great wealth of natural mineral gases and medicinal mud. In over 53 thermal resorts, the benefits of which even the ancient Romans enjoyed, spa therapies have been adapted to treat a wide range of health ailments and diseases and involve drinking medicinal water or taking medicinal baths.
Rivers and lakes Serbia
Serbia's rivers belong to the drainage basins of the Black, Adriatic and Aegean seas. Three rivers are fully navigable in Serbia: the Danube, Sava and Tisa. The Velika Morava and Tamis rivers are partly navigable. The longest river to flow through Serbia is the Danube, 588 km of its total 2783 km-long course, and over 90% of the river basin is occupied by this river.
The largest lake in Serbia is the artificial reservoir on the Danube, the Djerdapsko Jezero lake, with an area of 253 km2, followed by Vlasinsko Jezero at 16 km2 and Perucacko Jezero at 12.4 km2. Particularly attractive for tourism are Ludasko Jezero, Palicko Jezero, Srebrno Jezero and the Bela Crkva Jezera lakes.
Monasteries in Vojvodina
Vojvodina - Fruska Gora Monasteries are wonderful places to visit in Serbia. The area is not far from Belgrade airport , around 50 km by highway to the west. Leaving highway - exit Ruma. The best way is to use professional guided tours. If you like monasteries and history that is the right place to visit. You will need at least full day. Also during visit enjoy in nice village restaurants and vine house with excellent vine. the area is one of the most famous for vine production in Vojvodina province of Serbia
Mountain resorts Serbia
The vast majority of Serbia's territory is dominated by mountains, from the Pannonian hills in the north all the way to the borders with Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia in the south. Serbia's mountains belong to the Rhodopes, Carpathian, Balkan and Dinaric mountain ranges.
Fortresses In Serbia
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.
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, Prekonoska and Petnicka Pecina caves. Entry to these caves without an expert guide and appropriate equipment is not permitted.
Churches In Serbia
The Studenica monastery (Serbian: Manastir Studenica) is a 12th-century Serbian Orthodox monastery situated 39 km southwest of Kraljevo, in central Serbia. It is one of the largest and richest Serb Orthodox monasteries.
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Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the medieval Serb state, founded the monastery in 1190. The monastery's fortified walls encompass two churches: the Church of the Virgin, and the Church of the King, both of which were built using white marble. The monastery is best known for its collection of 13th- and 14th century Byzantine-style fresco paintings.