Serbian Travel Destinations

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Tourists enjoy the villages and mountains of this country.  There are many mountain resorts and spas to visit.  The larger cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad and Nis attract visitors. The rural areas are also highly visited as tourist love to see the volcanic wonder of Davolja varos or the many Serbian monasteries across the country.  Cruises on the Danube or one of the other main rivers are popular.  There are many festivals to enjoy including a trumpet festival where over two million people come and enjoy the music each year.  These are some top travel destinations:

Initially when the fortress was built in Belgrade in the first century, it functioned as a Roman military camp.  The capital of Serbia had been destroyed 40 times!  Belgrade is one of the most ancient European cities.  Today it rivals the most modern cities in the world.

The Tara National Park with close to 20,000 hectares of land is located in the western part of Serbia.  It is home to a few mountains and the Drina River which forms the natural borderline with Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Drina River Gorge is a favorite place for boating and rafting. The park has thick forests, deep caves, picturesque waterfalls and a large diversity of flora and fauna. The rare Pancic Spruce dates back to pre-historic times.

Devil’s Town (Djavolja Varos), designated as a national monument, is located on the southern part of Serbia on the banks of the Tuta River (Yellow River).  These formations are caused by erosion which helped form 202 stone pyramids, each 2 to 15 meters high.

This important building is near the present Tasmajdan Park, the place where liberty was given back to the Serbians. The National Assembly was officially opened in 1936 to the public so they can see, understand and appreciate the legislative body of Serbia.

Gamzigrad – Romuliana is a Roman palace (3rd and 4th century) and memorial complex located in the eastern region of Serbia. The palace is named after the Emperor Caius Valerius Galerius Maximianus’ mother, Romula, Felix Romuliana.

Subotica is located in the northern parts of Serbia, 180 kilometers from Belgrade. It is a modern city with architecture from the 19th and 20th century.  The Synagogue, City Hall, the Raichle Palace and the library are examples of this architecture. The buildings in the center of the city have colorful Zsolnay ceramics. There is also a neoclassical 19th-century theater with six columns. Today, drama performances can be enjoyed in the languages of Serbian and Hungarian.

The Petrovaradin Fortress was raised by the beginning of the 18th century by Austro-Hungarian engineers. It is a real architectural achievement with 16 kilometer-long hallways. The Clock Tower is noticeable form great distances. It now serves as an art hub with more than 88 studios.

The popular Lake Palic is near Subotica. The lake is quite large (8 kilometers long, almost 1000 meters wide and 2 meters deep). In the 19th century, a spa opened and many people were healed by the waters of the lake. Today, the lake is a recreation place with many hotels, restaurants, sports facilities, beaches and a zoo.

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