Abstract:Bring your hiking shoes, water for the day, a swimming suit and some food for a snack in nature. Get taken back in history at Kadinjača View beautiful frescoes in Rujno Monastery and get dazzled by the emerald-coloured Vrutci Lake. Journey ingenious railroad solution the Šargan Eight, traverse the lush nature of Mokra Gora, refresh yourselves at the white water springs by Saint Jovan Church and enjoy the ethno village of Drvengrad
Activities:Visit the Kadinjača monument
Visit Vrutci Lake
The train ride to Mokra Gora train station (optional)
Visit to Saint Jovan Church
Visit to Drvengrad
Tour description:Mokra Gora tour begins by being taken back in history by visiting the Kadinjača monument complex, dedicated to the fallen warriors in WW2. The unique monument is located on top of the hill between Uzice and Bajina Bašta with beautiful views of the surrounding area.
Rujno Monastery is next where the first Serbian book, the Fourth Gospel was printed between 1536 and 1537. The current monastery was rebuilt in memory of the old monastery in Rujan, which was demolished by the Ottomans. The monastery has been built in the form of a basilica, representing the king’s red colour. The surrounding area is very beautiful and offers panoramic views of the rolling landscapes.
The tour continues to Vrutci Lake where we walk over the 77m high dam. The famous engineering solution “Šargan Eight˝ begins at Šargan Vitasi station. It was built in 1925 and was proclaimed as a unique and ingenious solution to cross over the Šargan mountains in a remarkably short distance. The train ride to Mokra Gora train station is optional and takes around an hour and a half with 5 – 10 minute stops at stations for photographic opportunities.
The Jatarice open-air museum of steam machines is next, which was used mostly for field work and road building. We will also visit Saint Jovan Church and refresh ourselves at the mineral water spring called “White Water˝. The final stop is a visit to Drvengrad ethno village and the home of famous Serbian director Emir Kusturica.