Serbia: the fraternal hospitality
List the most green countries of Europe. Whether your list of Serbia? However, 64 Park in Belgrade and 5 national parks, occupying nearly a third of the territory of the state — is only a fraction of the reasons to visit one of the most peaceful countries in the world.
29 Mar 2019 17:19
To begin the journey across the country from the capital – Belgrade. A real green oasis, Kalemegdan Park, is located in its center. The Belgrade fortress is the main landmark of the Park and the heart of Serbia, the witness is not a change of empires. In the depths of the fortress hiding Ruzica is the oldest Church of the city, built in the XIII century and since then had time to visit the mosque (thanks to the Ottoman invaders), powder magazine, and to survive the almost complete destruction during the First world war. In Ruzica still lit chandeliers, made by the Serb soldiers from shells, hulls, shells, fragments of weapons and other scrap materials.
Go to the interactive areas and outdoor photo exhibitions, admire the glowing figures – and go to the observation deck with a 14-metre monument to Pobednika. There you can enjoy the striking views of the Danube mouth of the Sava river and the graceful bridge on the ADI.
Admiring the Savoy, go to Sawa – more precisely, to the St. Sava temple, one of the most symbolic buildings of Belgrade. The construction of the temple began in 1894 on the site of the burning of the relics of the first Serbian Archbishop, in whose honor he was named.
Half an hour leisurely walk through the centre and you are in the National Museum of Serbia, which opened in June 2018 after a 15-year (!) reconstruction. On three floors of the Museum you can see over 400 exhibits from ancient artifacts to a rich exhibition of artists of the XI-XX centuries. In the collection of the Museum are the paintings of Rubens, Picasso, Rembrandt, van Gogh; if you are not alien to painting, and there you can get lost for a long time.
Where to stay
Metropol Palace, easy walking distance to main square and main attractions. The hotel has the best Spa complex in the city, a huge swimming pool and several types of baths.
Ski resort Kopaonik
Serbia is open to lovers of active holidays. A national Park Kopaonik is the largest mountain range in Serbia and a large ski resort with 22 trails of varying difficulty. Here simple plots for beginners (there are Russian-speaking instructors) and children, and the Golden middle, and four black trails that are designed for the most experienced. Length longest – 3,5 km, the maximum height is 512 meters.
From 18:00 to 22:00 part of the track is closed, but the remaining included elegant lighting – and night skiing becomes a separate art form.
Ski resort of Kopaonik.
Where to stay
Purely geographically, we have not found anything more comfortable Grand Hotel&Spa Kopaonik, which is located directly at the lifts, one of which leads to the highest point of the ski complex. Guests can buy ski pass for all lifts and rent the necessary equipment. Bonus: a Grand Spa area with an outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
It is obvious that Serbia is not only Belgrade and ski resorts. For example, for a Wellness holiday travel in Arandjelovac, an hour drive from Belgrade. The main hotel of the city, Hotel Ivzor, famous for its Spa centre, 10 of the internal and external pools with mineral water and countless saunas types of saunas. In addition, the hotel is situated near the territory of the homonymous Park, so perfect for a family holiday in the summer.
If you happen to reach the region of Raska (which would be fine in itself), be sure to get to Ichi the incumbent of the convent, in 2019, celebrating the 800 year anniversary. As Ruzica, the monastery has endured many dark days during various military conflicts (from shells of times of the Second world war before the NATO bombing in 1999. However Zica survived and today remains one of the largest monasteries in the country.
Women’s monastery of Zica.
Another important historical site of Serbia is the mountain of Oplenac, including landscape architectural, religious and historical complex, the center of which is the Church of St. George. In the Temple there is a crypt with 39 tombs, where were buried the members of the dynasty of Karadjordjevic. Mosaic painting of the Church is unique with its palette of over 15 thousand (!) shades.
The Church of St. George, the crypt of Karadjordjevic dynasty.
It is impossible to come to Serbia and not to take in a variety of local cuisine. We recommend you to try the national dish cevapcici (grilled sausages made of minced meat), pljeskavica (flat Patty of minced meat), Ajvar (vegetable paste with red peppers). Very good and fish dishes, especially smoked trout and salmon.
The main drink of Serbia. On average, drink it 5-6 times a day. No need to look for a certain coffee shop: brewed in Turk the drink will be delicious in any institution.
Brandy Serbia patented as a trademark. It is a strong alcoholic beverage, without which no cost, no feast. In addition to the classic plum brandy made of pear, Apple, apricot, grapes, quince.
How to reach: From Moscow to Belgrade regularly fly Aeroflot and Air Serbia. Occasionally there are flights Red Wings.
Currency: Dinar (0.62 ruble)
Visa: for up to 30 days, Russian citizens do not need