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Serbia is a country with wonderful culture that, despite its tragic war past, has managed to save its magnificent historic landmarks. Kalemegdan Fortress has become a so-called symbol of the country. For more than a thousand years the fortress has amazed visitors with its grandiose and powerful look. First settlements and villages started appearing around the fortress, slowly forming the city that we all know under the name Belgrade. You will see buildings of quite different styles in the territory of the fortress. This happened because the buildings were constructed during several centuries, so they all feature styles of different epochs. Nowadays, a military museum is open in Kalemegdan. Visitors of the museum will be able to see different collections dedicated to weapons - from medieval catapults and cannons to modern rockets.
Some interesting sights can be seen in the city of Kraljevo, where travelers can see a beautiful landmark - the Studenica Monastery. This is the largest Orthodox Christian church of the country, which is considered the head church for all other churches and cathedrals. The building of the monastery started yet in 1190, and in less than 10 years Studenica became an important religious center of the country. The modern monastery complex includes the church of the Mother of God, the Royal church, a cathedral and a bell tower. All the buildings have a great cultural importance and are worth visiting.
The city of Novi Sad is a popular tourist destination. Here travelers are recommended to visit the Petrovaradin Fortress. The fortress is distinguished by a very peculiar feature - the medieval complex has a giant system of underground tunnels that are built on four levels. The total length of tunnels and labyrinths is 16km. The fortress has become a popular venue for various art exhibitions, where visitors can see works of modern authors and buy the artworks they like. There are several cozy restaurants on the spacious terrace in front of the fortress, which are perfect for rest after a long excursion and for observation of beautiful landscapes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Pristina is another popular travel destination in Serbia. Travelers are recommended not to forget to visit the Fatih Mosque that was built in the middle of the 15th century by order of Fatih Sultan Mehmed. Walls of the mosque are decorated with skillful arabesques made by best Serbian masters. The mosque was severely damaged during the years of war with Turkey, and in 1955 its minaret was completely destroyed by an earthquake. The mosque was completely restored later and now it's a very important landmark.

History and Entertainment

Besides excursion tourism, there are all the prospects for recreation in Serbia. There are fantastic beach resorts. The most prestigious ones are located on the Ada Ciganlija Peninsula. It is not a coincidence that travelers with children choose local beaches for recreation. The coast was marked with the Blue Flag for high environmental indicators. There is an artificial beautiful recreation area on the bank of Sheba. Also, the resort of Novi Sad located on the Danubian bank is popular with fans of beach entertainments.
Despite the fact that the country is landlocked, the guests have an opportunity to dive in Serbia. The most suitable areas for diving here are large lakes and the Danube. The main peculiarity of the Danube is underwater caves. They have not been investigated, so only experienced divers can dive here. Also, there are several World War II sunken ships lying at the Danubian bottom.
The Serbian health resorts are famous all over the world. The country is notable for its healing weather conditions and a diversity of unique mineral springs. Many treatment programs of the Zlatibor Resort are based on the climate therapy. The resort offers its guests upscale hotels and treatment. At the resort of Bujanovac Banja practice the treatment in healing waters. Also, healing volcanic muds are used in wellness centers. Another unique resort is Vrnjacka Banja. There are seven mineral springs in its territory. The guests of all Serbian wellness centers have an opportunity to combine the care for their health and their favorite entertainments.
In Serbia, there is an only ski resort, Kopaonik, that has long become very popular worldwide. The resort is located in the territory of the national park providing wonderful conditions for year-round recreation. At the resort, the winter season begins in the second half of November and ends in March. There are a lot of hotels in different price categories. In summer, the picturesque mountainous area is visited by fans of hiking. They have an opportunity to walk along fabulous forest and see springs hidden in its dense thickets. At the border with Bulgaria, there is a ski resort called Stara Planina. It is not as uncrowded, as Kopaonik, and is distinguished by more reasonable prices.

Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Serbia

Reference information
Map of all castles
Castles of Serbia
♥   Castle 'Golubac Fortress' Golubac. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Jeleč' Novi Pazar. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Jerinin Grad' Grabovac. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Kalemegdan' Belgrade. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Kaljaja' Prizren. On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Serbia
♥   Palace 'Princess Ljubica’s Residence' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Royal Compound' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'White Court' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Serbia from our review series

St. Sava Cathedral

From the series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
St. Sava Cathedral is situated in the historical part of Belgrade. In 1954 at the place of the modern cathedral was executed the hero of Serbia and the first bishop of Sava. In honour of the saint, it was decided to build a wonderful Orthodox church. Until now it is one of the largest cathedrals of the world. The building has begun to build in 1935. Officially the church was finished in 2004 but work of decoration continues until now.

The cathedral looks very outstanding. It was built in a classical Byzantine style. Some people tend to compare St. Sava Cathedral with the St. Sophia Cathedral (Constantinople). Since the building, the cathedral continues to astonish with its sizes. Its length is 91 meters and width are 81 meters. The church’s diameter is 35 meters, its high is 65 meters. … Read all
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Belgrade
Among the outstanding architectural monuments one should definitely highlight the Houses of Parliament. The building is crowned by a beautiful turquoise dome, the construction of this huge building began in 1907 and lasted almost 30 years. Around the spectacular buildings found some excellent sculptures; in the warm season interesting landscapes are formed as decoration at a location nearby.  Among the interesting sights is the Belgrade Zoo - one of the largest and most beautiful zoos in … Read more

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