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Knjaževac

Knjaževac is a town at the confluence of two rivers: Svrljiški Timok and Trgoviški Timok. Special charm to the place is given by its lively Old Bazaar, the long promenade beside the river and as many as seven bridges. However, this is just the beginning and a small part of what the town and its surroundings have to offer interested visitors: a rich history, preserved and living folk traditions and a great variety of activities in unspoiled nature. Knjaževac is surrounded by the slopes of the mountains Tresibaba and Tupižnica.

 

The nature offers family enjoyment and a variety of extreme sports. Competitive paragliding, mountain biking, caving activities, hunting and fishing, quad racing and motorcycle shows are among the popular acitivities in the area. The Banjica sports and recreation complex in Rgoška spa comprises pools and an aqua park that is supplied by thermal water.

 

This place is a favourite daytrip destination for Knjaževac locals, but also a venue of choice for top water polo players and swimmers. Stara Planina Nature park is becoming an ever more popular ski resort, with ski lifts, ski slopes, an artificial snow system and new accommodation capacities. Knjazevac is the municipality of vineyards and quality wines, interesting tradition and friendly and hospitable people.

 

Cultural treasure is represented in Homeland museum. One of the attractions is collection of double knit socks, decorated with unusual ornaments, flowers and birds, with almost 700 pairs. The Prayer under Midžor is traditional ceremony organized in settlements Vrtovac and Balta Berilovac in May, on St. Geroge’s Day, at the foot of Midžor, the highest mountain peak in eastern Serbia.

 

The uniqueness of this ritual lies in the fact that it combines pagan and hristina elements and bears witness to ancient time. It celebrates the power of spring and nature, as well as the re-emergence of life from winter numbness.