Hey guys! It’s been a while since I last wrote here. I was totally busy with exploring my country a little bit more, I wanted to find those beautiful secret places in western Serbia. So I was in Sirogojno 7 days, exploring everything this place has to offer. I was also in Zlatibor and in Stopica Cave.
Sirogojno is a village in western Serbia near Zlatibor. There is an beautiful open-air museum or “ethno village” known as the Old Village Museum covering nearly 5 hectares with authentic elements of ordinary life collected from all over the Zlatibor region from the 19th century. The ethno village displays a set of traditional wooden buildings, including a bakery, a dairy, and an inn, all in authentic form.
The village of Sirogojno was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1983, and it is protected by the Republic of Serbia. The population is small, about 300 or less people live there. This destination is good for a get-away from cities, nothing but nature and fresh air.
Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles
The Serbian Orthodox church in Sirogojno was built in 1764. It is dedicated to the apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, as is written on the royal doors beside the signature of icon painter Simeon Lazovic (Lazović). The village graveyard is located next to the church. The reconstruction of the original layout of the church in Sirogojno was based on special preserved manuscripts, protocols, records, and other historical sources.
Zlatibor is an important tourist area of Serbia, with resources for health tourism, skiing and hiking. The main city of the region is Užice, located at the foothills of the mountain, and most of the area belongs to the municipality of Čajetina. Town of Zlatibor emerged from a group of vacation homes into a full-fledged urban location. Zlatibor is administratively divided into two municipalities within Serbia: Čajetina and Užice, in the Zlatibor District. The railroad Belgrade-Bar passes through Zlatibor.
Situated at an elevation of just over 1,000 metres, Zlatibor is a climatic resort, characterized by a cool alpine climate, clean air, long periods of sunshine during the summer and a heavy snow cover in winter. Tourist facilities include modern hotels, holiday centers and cottages, sports grounds and skiing tracks.
If you ever visit Sirogojno or Zlatibor you really need to visit Stopica Cave, it’s a must.
The Stopića cave is most famous for its 10 meters high subterranean waterfall but also its climate: it is warm during summertime but cold in winter
The Stopića cave, on the left bank of the Prištavica river, is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Western Serbia, near the city of Užice. The cave entrance, at 711 meters above sea level, is 18 meters high and 35 meters wide. It is a river cave as the Trnavski stream flows through it. Its main attraction is a 10 meters high underground waterfall. The Stopića cave is comprised of five sections: the Light Hall, the Dark Hall, the Great Hall with Pools, the Channel with Pools and the River Channel. It is not very rich in cave formations, but it can boast with amazing inter pools, some of which are even 7 meters deep. The climate in the Stopića cave is influenced by outside conditions – in winter it is cold and in summer warm, while the waters of the Trnavski stream also affect the cave’s micro-climate. Sixteen hundred meters of the cave system have been explored, including a part of the underwater system of channels.
It was a blessing exploring some nature secrets that Western Serbia has to offer. Explore your country and find nature treasure. Till then, LIVE, DREAM, EXPLORE!