Top 10 Things to do in Central Serbia, Serbia

February 18, 2018 Frederic Celentano

Discover the best top things to do in Central Serbia, Serbia including Oplenac, Sirogojno, Zemunski kej, Nature Park Mokra Gora, Davolja Varos, Nis Fortress, Special Nature Reserve Uvac, Gardos - Tower of Sibinjanin Janko, Stopica Cave, Church of the Holy Mother of God (Crkva Ruzica).
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1. Oplenac

Kraljice Marije 4, Topola 34310, Serbia +381 34 811280
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5 based on 111 reviews

Oplenac

Reviewed By Radishich - Toronto, Canada

The Church-mausoleum dedicated to St. George, built by King Peter Karađorđević (started in 1910, completed by 1930), where members of the Karađorđević house have been buried ever since. The founder of the dynasty, Kara-George Petrović place of rest is on the south side of the church, while King Peter remains are on the north side. In the crypt below are buried most of the members of the dynasty, including Knez Alexander, King Alexander, King Peter II, Knez Tomislav, Knez Andrei, etc.
The church is built in the byzantine style, but subtle 20th century styles are noticed too. The walls are decorated in lavish mosaic, and the grand chandelier is made from melt guns of the Serbian army used in the Balkan Wars and WWI.
An impressive memorial and church atop Topola. Across from it is King Peter's modest summer house where he spent his time observing the building of the church, nowadays serving as a little museum of portraits and artifacts owned and used by the Karađorđević family while they lived in Serbia and Yugoslavia.

Zlatibor, Serbia +381 31 802291
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

Sirogojno

An open-air museum "Staro selo" (the Old Village) in Sirogojno portrays the traditional village architecture of the Zlatibor region. All facilities and household objects are authentic. In the museum workshops copies of museum exhibits are manufactured and also, the skill of potters, carpenters and other artisans is manifested.

Reviewed By Mirna P - Melbourne, Australia

Entry ticket will cost you 150 sd per person. You can walk by yourself and start with two tiprs of houses and households which ate originally purchased from owners and placed in etno Sirogojno. Staff are friendly and will explain you everyting. Just ask them. Planty to see and purchase suveniets or have some local juice from blueberries or strawberries or something else. If you asre into history you can easily spent overr 2 hours here. It's worth visiting.

3. Zemunski kej

Kej Oslobodjenja bb, Zemun, Belgrade 11080, Serbia +381 64 9199752
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4.5 based on 302 reviews

Zemunski kej

Reviewed By Natalija T

Zemunski Kej is located in municipality of Zemun.
It is the main Zemun's landing area for numerous boats.
If you want to spent time with family and friends, looking at the Danube river and breathing fresh air, this is a place for you.
Also it is great place if you have kids.

4. Nature Park Mokra Gora

Mokra Gora, Serbia +381 31 800765
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4.5 based on 121 reviews

Nature Park Mokra Gora

Reviewed By Linda K - Riga, Latvia

Train ride costs ~5 EUR and it takes 2h15 min, therefore real bargain! However it is not very interesting as there are many tunnels and trees. Please also be aware that road from Serbia side was closed in August 2017 as one bridge was under construction. So you either have to use parallel road under the bridge (very unsafe and narrow, use only if you are driving a jeep) or you have to use other way (+50 km). We did not have time, so were not able to go around but used road under the bridge. We saw 3 broken cars after the road... While we were on that road one bus was coming towards us. Good luck that bus go back and gave us road otherwise we would probably fall from the cliff... Better plan your time accordingly and use alternative route!

5. Davolja Varos

Prolom, Serbia
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Davolja Varos

Reviewed By FearfulFlyer2 - Bristol, United Kingdom

This geological curiosity is located in beautiful unspoilt woodland. It's worth visiting for the views along the valley. The rocky pinnacles (supposedly the work of the devil, hence the name) are fairly small and unstable looking, they are interesting but not outstanding. If you've been to Cappadoccia or similar rock formations these are not the same extent. But it was a nice place to walk and get some lovely views from, and set in really pretty countryside, so was worth a visit regardless. The walk up to the pinnacles is steep, although not particularly long, and there are a lot of steps (good quality) to climb, so it's not good for those with mobility problems. Those who are just unfit like me will be fine, but pace yourselves!

6. Nis Fortress

Nis, Serbia +381 18 250222
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4 based on 382 reviews

Nis Fortress

Reviewed By Katka M

First night we came went to fortress to see itself. Was beautiful and one of many still stands in centre of town. Behind is lovely garden to walk through with many historical points. Go in summer,there is a jazz festival:)

7. Special Nature Reserve Uvac

Svetog Save 16, Nova Varos 31320, Serbia +381 33 64198
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5 based on 57 reviews

Special Nature Reserve Uvac

Reviewed By Dakles - Hampshire, England

This is undoubtedly a must see in any tour of Serbia but don't undersestimate the complexity of getting here. The best access point to the park is undoubtedly via Sjenica to the south as that gains you access to the tightest and most scenic of the meanders of the Uvac river. If you're looking to do this visit completely independently then good luck. There is no signage anywhere to indicate the points of access either for a boat trip or to the viewpoints and, if and when you do find the correct way, the access is by off road tracks that, quite frankly, I would hesitate to take a tractor over. That said we did meet people who made it and I take my hat off to them. We wimped out and sought professional help and had located a website "Sjenica Tourizam" where tours could be booked but finding their offices is another issue. Their address is on the website but not many of the locals know it. Basically they are on the main road through town and, approaching from Zlatibor as we did, are on the left hand side just after the roundabout in a curved fronted office building opposite a statue of 3 soldiers - got it? Oh, also, they're on the second floor and when we got there only one person was on duty and he couldn't speak a word of English. However he knew a man who did and after a couple of phone calls we were in business and I have to say we had a great day at their hands. At 10 minutes notice they organised us a boat trip up the canyon at €10 per person followed by a trip by car to the main viewpoint at €25 for the car and it was all fantastic. The main man there is Armin Talovic and his mobile number is +381 69 620912, give him a call and let him take the strain on your behalf.
All transport to and from the departure points is included and we started with the boat trip as part of a group of 8 on a decent motorised skiff with sun canopy. The views of the canyon are superb and there is the added bonus of watching white-headed eagles souring above. After about 40 minutes the boat arrived at the "ice cave" where we disembarked for a visit. You can see where the name comes from because, as we approached the cave entrance the temperature dropped significantly until we were inside and shivering (I would recommend a pullover or fleece for this part of the tour). It's strange going from 30 degrees externally to God knows what inside. The cave is pretty much how you would expect in an area of limestone geology with lots of stalactites and stalagmites but the charm is that it is presented in an entirely natural state, no coloured lighting, cheesey music or boats with violin players and you are walking with hand held torches the whole way. Nothing we haven't seen before really but we enjoyed it.
Upon our return to the "dock" we were met by our driver for the ride to the viewpoint. The driver was Armin himself, a thoroughly charming young man. The ride is only 9km but 6km is off road on terrible terrain and the whole journey takes a good 40 minutes. Along the way you are eventually driving on the hill tops with 360 panoramic views. After parking up it's about a 200 metre walk to the viewpoint and - WOW, what a view. It's hard to describe the magnificent splendour of what you are presented with but suffice to say it is magnificently splendid. You are right above the tightest section of meanders of the river and it is a view to die for. Added to this there are white-headed eagles continuously souring around, we counted generally between 6 and 9 in the sky at any one time, and we were lucky enough for a couple to come fairly close overhead for a great view. I can't say how much we enjoyed this. The boat trip is great but the viewpoint is magical.
Basically, I can't recommend this visit enough and if you are looking for a helping hand then call Armin at Sjenica Tourizam on the number set out above. He's a great guy and will organise you a great trip.

8. Gardos - Tower of Sibinjanin Janko

Municipality of Zemun, Zemun, Belgrade, Serbia +381 11 3167494
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4.5 based on 514 reviews

Gardos - Tower of Sibinjanin Janko

Reviewed By PtitNFit - Beirut

or the Millennium towers, it witnessed the World war I, was renovated over the years and is still under renovation, the lower part hosts exposition of international artists, and the upper part is open and the view is worth the effort taking the tiny stairs up! 

9. Stopica Cave

Northeastern Side of Mountain Zlatibor, Zlatibor, Serbia +381 31 841646
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

Stopica Cave

Reviewed By Mirna P - Melbourne, Australia

Entry cost 250 Sd per person. Cave is now short but there is intention to open it more. Not much water at the moment since is dry season but regardless still beautiful and worth visiting. Segmentation simelar to Pamukkale are without any water now. Mist be beautiful in spring!?

10. Church of the Holy Mother of God (Crkva Ruzica)

6, Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade, Serbia
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4.5 based on 150 reviews

Church of the Holy Mother of God (Crkva Ruzica)

Reviewed By le123456223 - New York City, New York

Beautiful small and charming. Make sure you go in and walk around. Old warrior temple has lots of decorations with the warrior theme, don't miss the bullets and swords hanging from the chandeliers

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