Serbia has many interesting landmarks you will fall in love with instantly. There are religious, historic and even modern landmarks all over this country which will make you go either ‘aww’ or ‘wow’. Today we bring you a ‘top 10’ list of Serbian landmarks, all you have to do is read this article and decide which one will you visit in the near future!
1. The Bridge of Love
This bridge is actually a really sweet landmark and I would recommend it to every romantic couple. It is located in Vrnjacka Banja and it’s basically a bridge with hundreds and hundreds of padlocks with the names of couples written all over them. The bridge was placed over a small river and it looks really adorable. It’s also in a park so you’ll get to see the beautiful nature, and it is also really close to many restaurants and coffee places. This place is really romantic so we would recommend it for all the lovebirds out there!
2. Niš Fortress
The Niš Fortress, as you can already assume is located in Niš and it’s known as one of the most important historical and cultural monument. The extent fortification dates back as far as the beginning of the 18th century! Considering the fact that it is hundreds of years old, it’s still really well preserved! The view up there is said to be incredible! The visitors are really pleased with this place and they adore it! It’s a great place for a relaxing walk so don’t hesitate to visit it! It also has many restaurants around it, so if you get hungry during your relaxing walk, don’t worry! There’s always a restaurant around the corner!
3. Felix Romuliana
This landmark is actually a cultural heritage and it looks amazing. It was built by Emperor Galerius and it covers approximately 40000 m². It consists of many ancient Roman temples and palaces and this place is known today as an archaeological site and also a spa resort. This place is really famous among tourists, everyone loves it because of its unique and amazing vibe. When you’re there, you get the feeling that you’re a part of the ancient Roman history thanks to the ruins all around you. It’s truly a one of a kind experience!
4. Lazarica Church
This church is also known as the Church of the Holy First Martyr Stephen. It was built between 1375 and 1378 and it’s an Orthodox church. The medieval architecture of the building is really outstanding. It has that ‘wow’ factor which will leave you speechless when you see it in real life. This church is actually located in the Lazar’s Town Archaeological Park so you’ll have a nice time visiting that part of Kruševac! The visitors have only nice words to say about this place, so we’re sure that you’ll have a great time there as well!
5. The Prophecy from Kremna Memorial
There once was a family in Kremna, the Tarabić family. A man and his nephew who claimed that they can see the future. Back then it was normal for people to be illiterate, and these two really were so they needed someone who could write down their predictions and that someone was an Orthodox priest by the name of Zaharije Zaharić. It is said that they predicted the invention of the television and the phone. The people of Kremna, later on, decided that it would be nice to have a place dedicated to the Tarabić family, and that’s how this Memorial came to be.
6. Church of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God
This church was built in the 15th century and the interesting part is that they say that it was built on an ancient cult site. This piece of information definitely gives a specific kind of vibe to the whole place and its story! Around the church, there’s a big cemetery and if you’re into spooky kinds of landmarks, this is definitely the right place for you. There’s also a charnel-house with a belfry right next to the church. These three things I just listed form a memorial complex. Feel free to visit this place any time you’d like, it definitely sounds really interesting!
7. St. Mark’s Church, Belgrade
St. Mark’s Church is located in the Tašmajdan Park and the Parliament of Serbia is also close by. It’s a Serbian Orthodox church and the building itself is simply breathtaking. It’s also known as one of the biggest churches in the country. The church was built between 1931 and 1940 and it’s in the center of the city. All the visitors think that this place is simply perfect and really impressive! They really love the Serbo-Byzantine style it was built in. Make sure to visit it and see it with your own eyes! We guarantee that you’ll be amazed by it!
8. City Hall
This building, thanks to its Hungarian Art Nouveau ornate architecture and its location became the symbol of the city. Many admire it because it looks truly beautiful. It is located in the mere heart of the city, so it won’t be a problem to find it! It is open for groups as well as for people who want to visit it alone. The exterior is truly something special, but once you’ll see the interior, you’ll be amazed, it simply cannot be described in words! The decorations are remarkable! If you decide to visit Subotica, make sure to visit the City Hall as well! You won’t regret it!
9. The Clock Tower (Petrovaradin Fortress)
This clock tower can be found in the Petrovaradin Fortress, which is a remarkable landmark, but I would highlight the clock because it has a really interesting story behind it! This clock is special because the hands on it are reversed, which means that the big hand shows the hours and the small hand shows the minutes. You’re probably wondering why the two hands are reversed. Well, there’s a completely reasonable explanation for it! This fortress is located next to the Danube River which was back then full with fishermen. Since the big hand was more visible from afar, they reversed them so the men on the river would see the time better. The clock tower is really well preserved and we recommend visiting it as soon as possible!
10. Đavolja Varoš (The Devil’s Town)
This place is a natural phenomenon, it’s a rock formation on the Radan Mountain. They are often described as earth pyramids and towers, which is, to be fair a pretty nice description of these phenomena. There are around 200 pyramid-like formations there, and we must admit that they are really interesting, especially because people don’t exactly know how they came to be. Beneath this formation, you’ll find The Hell Gully. This is truly a really curious place and if you like mysteries and things that can’t be described as “normal” or “usual”, this place is definitely for you!
Updated: October 6, 2017