Places located 1hr drive from Belgrade

October 5, 2016

1. Avala

 

Distance from Belgrade: about 15 km

Attractions for tourists: Tower of Avala, Monument to the Unknown Hero, medieval town Zrnov, rich flora and fauna

 

Avala, photo source: http://snimanjeizvazduha.blogspot.com/

 

Avala is one of the first associations to Belgrade. Quickly coming to this predominantly low mountains, and you'll definitely enjoy its beauties As a protected natural area, Avala hides numerous plant and animal species and is one of the favorite resorts of Belgrade. Silence, peace and tranquility you are surrounded by, and I believe that you will soon return to this place. Monument to the Unknown Hero is certainly one of the symbols of this mountain. Until it can be reached by following a large number of steps, and when you approach the gate, behind which there is a mausoleum dedicated to an unnamed fighter from World War I, will give you a fantastic view of Belgrade, part of Vojvodina and Sumadija. Not far away, at the lower summit of Avala is Tower of Avala, built in 1965, destroyed during the NATO bombing that it was rebuilt in 2010. Beautiful and huge, with him, there is a splendid view and a rare experience. Avala experience complete and hosts local restaurants that will serve you great Serbian specialties, as well as retailers, creators of souvenirs and magical artifacts.

 

2. Novi Sad

 

Distance from Belgrade: 94 km

Attractions for tourist: Petrovaradin Fortress, Market Gallery, Spens and Karadjordje Stadium, Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad Synagogue, Lake of Ledine, Strand with quay

 

 

Novi Sad by size and population is the second city and capital of the autonomous Serbian province of Vojvodina. By the importance of this wonderful city, you will hear that he is a symbol of peace, love, friendship and endless fertile plains. Almost everything that is beautiful, cultural, artistic and youthful, is here. The first thing you will visit when you arrive in Serbian Athens is magic ''devil'' or the Petrovaradin Fortress. They call it even Gibraltar on the Danube and what is characteristic of the particular history it is that the authority has never managed to win its walls. Fourcities (Upper, Middle, Lower and Military) are hiding fantastic architecture, decorative facades and largest military gallery. At the Square Gallery, you will see art in one place, and among them is the Gallery of Serbian Matica. When you visit the green oasis in the city center - Dunavski park with a museum of Vojvodina together with the Youth Theatre, you'll want to never go out of this corner of the natural and unspoiled beauty. Reccomended tour: Novi Sad day tour

 

3. Sremski Karlovci

 

Distance from Belgrade: 79 km

Attractions for tourists: Peace Chapel, Karlovac gymnasium, Palace, the Roman Catholic Church, Tomb of Branko Radicevic, Hall, Lookout

 

 

 

This is small, cute castle, hidden away in the foothills of mountain Fruska Gora, a place of great historical and cultural significance for Serbia. In this city were founded the first Serbian high school and seminary. The belvedere offers a truly unique view - Karlovci will help with this perspective be on hand, and from where you are standing, you will notice a small stage with amphitheater, gold cross on a pedestal and certainly the bronze statue of one and unique poet Dusko Trifunovic. This city you leave with beautiful impressions, scenes and memories, and certainly on a full stomach. They say that from Karlovac you can’t go to if you do not try their red and white wines, as well as the kuglof. This is a favorite dessert of Vojvodina, a recipe that was taken from the Hungarians, a Serbian modified ingredients.

 

4. Fruska gora

 

Distance from Belgrade: 68 km

Attractions for tourist: footpaths, monasteries, lakes (Besenovacki lake), picnic places (Strazilovo, Popovic, Iriski Venac), caves (Grgurevacka and Cave of Pera)

 

 

Fruska Gora is an island mountain and national park in Srem. Precisely, the biggest part of this green oasis is located in Vojvodina, while a small portion goes into eastern Croatia. If you have visited Novi Sad and Sremska Karlovci, make sure you visit this fantastic city away from the Serbian Athens about 12 km. What each municipality when visiting this green expanse, is a magnificent nature that offers its visitors a variety of activities. Tourist destinations such as Letenka and Brankovac give families a memorable memories. On Strazilovo, above the resort Sremski Karlovci, the tomb of the famous poet, novelist Branka Radicevic. On this excursion are certainly created the conditions for a one-day stay in the forest, forest glades and meadows, and the valley are home to about 700 species of medicinal plants and numerous animal species. Due to this fact, Fruska Gora is declared the first national park in Serbia. Also, the harmony of the mountains make and monuments - monasteries, erected as the endowments of Serbian royal families

 

5. Nautical Village

 

Distance from Belgrade: 35 km

Attractions for tourists: tourist homes built on the model of Hall of Fame scientists, resorts within the complex, an artificial lake for swimming

Nautical village, photo source: http://duskoopacic.blogspot.rs

 

To the this cute town, can be reached in an hour, either by car or commuter buses. Anyone who has ever visited this place, can testify that it is ideal for picnics with family and relaxing weekend when you want to 'inflate' power before a new work week. Within the complex, there is a restaurant of local cuisine with a large selection of river fish. To avoid looking for extra accommodation, the hosts provide homes where you can spend all day and night. Bed and breakfast costs about 3,000 dinars. It is interesting in relation to this hidden place, the so-called  ''Pearl of the Sava River'' is that it is the first nautical village in Serbia.

  

6. Smederevo Fortress

 

Distance from Belgrade: 83 km

 

 

"Guided" fortress was given that name because it is literally surrounded by water. At the river Danube, is also the town Smederevo. It was built in the 15th century by the Despot Djuradj Brankovic. The fortress fell into the hands of the Turks, which is also marking the beginning of Serbian nation slavery. There are high stone walls and distinctive tower, a legend says that within the towers held the most beautiful concerts and balls court nobility. Given that this fortress of the main tourist attractions, it offers a variety of cultural events to its visitors. You will not regret it if you visit, and the spirit and beauty of this place you will compensate the local fishermen who saved the most beautiful fish soup in the world.

 

7. Bojcin Forest

 

Distance from Belgrade: 18 km

Attractions for tourists: jogging, riding schools, horse-drawn carring, farms, fish ponds and the monastery Fenek

 

 Bojcinska noise, photo source: Turisticki klub Srbije

 

This oasis of peace is located not far from the capital, lies between the eponymous village Boljevci, Progar and Asanje, in the municipality of Surcin. By type of noise, this is the swamp forest, protected by the state. Guests can use the jogging trails, horseback riding, carriage rides, and cultural Bojcin summer lasts for 5 months (May - September), where you can enjoy in numerous manifestations of culture, literature, visual arts and music. Theatrical performances are held daily, and music concerts can satisfy the tastes of every visitor, whether he likes folk music, jazz, rock, pop or classical music. On the farm Srem you can enjoy the specialties of local places and the beauty of the monastery Fenek will leave you breathless.

 

8.  Lakes of Bela Crkva

 

Distance from Belgrade: 96 km

Attractions for tourists: hunting and fishing, sailing club, children's beach with content for children, 5 lakes within the complex

Lake of Bela Crkva, photo source: www.srbijazatebe.rs

 

Surely you've heard of little, wonderful city in the southeast of Banat, Bela Crkva, and she can be proud of their eponymous lakes that represent a break for body and soul. It is extremely popular among the younger generations. The lakes were formed by excavating gravel beach and is transparent green, a pebble beach. There is also the main beach pier, showers, children's beach, illuminated swimming pool with a diving board, concrete - pebble beach sailing club and other facilities. During the summer season (June, July and August), are organized swimming school, sailing and diving.  Lakes of Bela Crkva are: Main, Saransko, Vracevgajsko and Sljunkara lake. Engaging content of this summer house complements, the hunting of wild animals in the Deliblat’s desert near the lake, as well as excursions to the local monasteries. The tourist offer would not be what it is, that there's a magical and extremely popular lake.

 

9. The Deliblato Sands

 

Distance from Belgrade: 65 km

Attractions for tourists: the most important bird habitat in Europe, nautical and ecological tourism, rich flora and fauna

 

Surely you will hear or have heard or read somewhere that instead of the former sand was the sea. Due to the bad climate, it is dried up, and in this place form a unique sandstone in Europe, living in the southeastern province of Vojvodina. Because of its great importance and the fact that it represents geological and bio-geographical phenomenon, it’s declared as the special nature reserve, which is under the protection of UNESCO. Because of its specific soil and natural beauty, certain species of flora and fauna are so unique which can’t be founded in other parts of the world. The Sands is suitable for recreation, tours and children's expedition in which the prevailing party, the dissemination of knowledge and training in biology, tourism and ecology. Also, hunting and fishing are among the favorite activities of the local population, and beekeeping is increasingly becoming their favorite human activity.

 

 

10. Oplenac - Topola

 

Distance from Belgrade: 70 km

Attractions for tourists: Mausoleum of the Karadjordjevic family, the church of the Holy Virgin, a large number of wineries and wine cellars

 

 

The first association of Sumadija, as one of the most beautiful parts of Serbia is Orasac, the center of cultural and historical life during the First Serbian Uprising. Not far from Arandjelovac and Orasac are Topola and Oplenac, a synonym of a time in which the Serbian people fought for their freedom, creating a history which will later be proud of their ancestors. These places are ideal for trips in autumn when you can enjoy walking in the woods and fresh air. Karadjordjev famous castle suffered extensive damage during the war, and the spirit of that time are still felt. What's left of it is Konak of Karadjordje, Mausoleum of the Karadjordjevic family, recognizable Church of the Holy Virgin with fantastic architecture and rustic design that will enchant you at every step, then, the church of St. George that day - today attracts visitors from all over the world. Oplenac is also synonymous with hedonism, and all that is good and tasty, mainly referring to the wine. If you want to try something that is smooth, beautiful and formidable, visit the wineries of this region and you will not regret.

 

 

These are some of our suggestions, of course, you are welcome to share yours "one hour drive from Belgrade" places with us. And if you visited some of places above tell us about it. We'd love to hear from you!

 

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