A trip to southeast Europe is like taking in a breath of fresh air except that it won’t be complete unless you see the top tourist attractions in Serbia. Serbia is one of the best destinations in the region. While essentially European in atmosphere, it offers a unique taste of a continent that is best known for romance and architecture.
1. Tara National Park
The reserve is situated west of Serbia and encompasses 19,200 hectares of thick forests. It has very few mountains but has greater concentration of scenic waterfalls, deep caves, and a wide variety of plants and animals. Drina River, a natural landmark that separates Bosnia from Herzegovina, runs through the park. Boating and rafting are popular activities at the Drina River Gorge.
2. Devils Town
It’s not really a town but rather this unique stone formation sitting on the bank of Tuta River. Devils Town or Djavolja Varos consists of 202 stone pyramids ranging from 2 to 15 meters in height. Two natural springs spewing acidic water are located nearby. The natural monument is one of the top tourist attractions in Serbia.
3. Belgrade Fortress
Europe won’t be Europe without its fortresses and castles. In Serbia, there’s the Belgrade Fortress. It was built during the 1st century as a Roman military camp. The fortress had been destroyed countless times since its construction and was merely restored. Different sections of Belgrade represent a different historic era. It took its final shape in 1760 after its last restoration.
4. Building of the National Assembly of Serbia
Of course, no European country is ever complete without architectural landmarks. The Building of the National Assembly is the best that Serbia has in store. Construction began in 1907 and it was opened to the public in 1936.
The historical ruin was a former Roman palace and memorial. It is situated in east Serbia and dates back to the late 3rd and early 4th centuries. Construction of the complex was ordered by Emperor Caius Valerius Galerius Maximianus who named it after his mother, Romula Felix Romuliana. Even though it is now in ruins, there used to be temples, basilicas, fortifications, and tetrapylon in the area along with the palace and memorial. Gamzigrad-Romuliana is one of the top tourist attractions in Serbia and serves as a reminder of the Roman period.