Sirogojno is a village in Serbia, located on Mt. Zlatibor. The `Old Village`open-air museum presents the architecture and interior design of buildings, as well as family lifestyle in the mountainous Zlatibor region situated in Southwest Serbia and vast woodland of the Dinara area. Sirogojno offers a variety of interesting activities including...more
Sirogojno is a village that has been turned into a museum and preserved so that the people would see what traditional Serbian village looked like in the 18 and 19 century. It is quite interesting and their webpage will give you more info (so that I do not have to copy and paste :))more
There are 2 highland lakes on Zlatibor. You'll find 1 in the very centre of the town. It's made of the inflow of Obudovica brook. The other 1, Ribnica lake, is situated near the Black Rzav (Crni Rzav), between Ribnica and Vodice.The picture, taken in 1994, is showing my niece (aged 1 then) walking round the lake and looking at the ducks and...more
You can enjoy swimming in an open air swimming pool near the centre of Zlatibor. The ticket price was about 500 din or cheaper. I didn`t try it though, and some people complained that the water was very cold. But it is a good idea to spend an afternoon there, especially for young people!more
Sirogojno is an open air ethno museum. it means you have the impression that you have just come to a real 19-century village in Serbia. The best thing, however is that you can stay in one of those small houses that were made into a hotel and which are perfectly modern inside. The main advantage of this place is a sense of peace. You can just sit...more
If you want to try something really new and nice it is horse-riding. You can find horses either on the path leading to Jugopetrol hotel, or near the monument. The price for 10 or 15 minutes ride is from 300 to 500 dinars, which is not cheap, but they can give you a discount if you come every day. I rode on the back of a mare called Marija. Her...more
Zlatibor's a spacious mountain with rich pastures, meadows, brooks and peaks you can easily climb. 1 of the most visited places here is definitely Šumatovacko brdo (Šumatovac hill). The scenery's great and the air so fresh! When you reach its 1083m high top, Glavudža, you'll find a monumental memorial to Partisans wounded in 1941. So just take a...more
The real tourism on Zlatibor was born at the end of the 19th century, when Aleksandar Obrenovic, the king of Serbia, had visited it. He was soon followed by other crowned heads for whom this mountain became the destination for resting and enjoyment.If you take a walk round the lake in the centre of the town, you'll see this well made soon after...more
National house "Bajo" in Mt. Zlatibor is highly recommended national restaurant with the best lamb in western Serbia (my opinion that is the best I tried ever). Beautiful restaurant ambience and service. Besides a variety of local dishes prepared on traditional way, this restaurant serving the best lamb dish and of course, the best prshut (unique...more
More than 50 years of tradition, this restaurant serving a delicious, by old recipes food. Bread, cheese, skim (kajmak), local dishes and meat dishes are beautifully prepared. Stuff are nice and not so fast (because of living philosophy). Lamb chop, veal, cheese, skim (kajmak), traditional bread and several local traditional dishes.more
Across the "Nerandzina Kafana" is another one old, traditional restaurant "Kafana kod Bojadzije" (Bojadzija is the name for the old traditional craft of painting, actually coloring the textile etc. Before substitute colors were founded "bojadzija" was made colors from natural pigment). Very simple restaurant but nice ambience. First neighbor is the...more
Zlatibor is placed in the very central part of Serbia, 230km south-west of Belgrade, 300km south-west of Novi Sad, and there's as much from the Adriatic sea.
The main highroad that links Belgrade with the seaside crosses Zlatibor. There are direct bus lines with Novi Sad, Belgrade, Niš...
There's also a possibility to get to Zlatibor by train. The main railway Belgrade-Bar goes through Zlatibor, so you can travel by train to Užice and then take a local bus to the town of Zlatibor. The ride takes 10 minutes.
The center of Zlatibor is full of shops and restaurants. Is like a market.
What to buy: You can buy everything, you have everything (or almost) you can find in a city, but all together in less than 10 min walking.
What to pay: Is a touristic place, don't expext to find something very cheap, things go from average price to expensive.
If you decide to visit beautiful Uvac Monastery in the region of Zlatibor Mountain (south west of Serbia) you have to be prepared on very dangerous trip. You have to visit this sight because of beautiful hidden and untouched nature. The river is crystal clear and clean and of course because of the old monastery. The road is thin, escarpment, jaggy and bumpy. From the center of Zlatibor Mountain road is just normal, but last 5 km is the very difficult, no asphalt road. Vigilant people are hiking because horse ridding is not in common.
Although Zlatibor and the surrounding areas are famous for their smoked veal and cheese and although I DO strongly recommend you to try them, I would not suggest buying them from the market. They simply cost far more than they are actually worth.
Unique Suggestions: It is much ceaper to buy the local delicacies from one of the surrounding villages, and besides, they would probably be fresher. Locals will be more than happy to indicate which village you should go to if you need to buy something.
Zlatibor is the perfect choice for many outdoor sports, as it has skiing as well as tennis, volleyball and basketball facilities. However, for those who are more on the lazy side (such as muself), I would recommend either a hike or even a slow walk up in the mountains. The quality of the fresh mountain air alone is enough to make you dead tired after a while :)
Equipment: Just some comfy shoes :)
One of the historical monuments and nature preserve that you cannot miss is Uvac monastery in the Valley of Uvac River from beginning of 17 century.
From the southern slopes of Zlatibor (near Tornik, Zlatibor highest peak 1.396 m) down by canyon road is the Uvac monastery in the valley near the river Uvac. I front of the monastery is the old grapevine dating from medieval times of Serbia. Having a grapevine in this very difficult climate is unusual, almost phenomenal and it’s just because of micro climate specific for this valley.
Fondest memory: We drive down the canyon by SUV car and it was a really adventure. The other way is walking or horse/donkey ridding. Don't ever try some nice elegant car. Also, you need an experienced driver. The valley is beautiful as well as river of Uvac which is clean and clear, full of fishes, living shells, cancers, snakes... Many of its limestone caves are occasionally flooded and can be reached only by boat.
Text: Dragisa Milosavljevic, historian of arts, director of the National Museum in Uzice / Translation: prof. Ljiljana Kovacevic / One of the most unaccessible medieval monasteries in our country, a real empire of stones and snakes is Uvac Monastery or Vuvac, the name which could be met in some scanty sources. It is situated on the river having the same name, at the foot of the Priboj's Crni Vrh (Black Peak) on the southwestern side and below the slopes of the mountain Zlatibor on the northeast. It is quite certain that a very long time ago a small church was erected on the border between despotism and medieval Bosnia, representing a special barrier against Bogomil heresy and penetrating Islam. Later, economically strengthened fraternity started to restore and widen the modest temple. Therefore, in the first decades of the 17th century, at the time of patriarch Pajsije, it represented the monumental monastery complex with all accessories, lodging houses and good economy. Enlarged and widened temple with rectangular choirs must certainly have found its models in the imperial lauras to which Vuvac was direcltly connected.
More information about Uvac Monastery: http://www.uzice.net/uvac/uvace.htm