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Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageSerbian
Area77.474 km²
Population8,675,953  (2021)
CurrencySerbian dinar  (CSD)

Cities in SERBIA


Vacations and Sightseeing

Tourism to Serbia has been slowly picking up again in the last decade. In 2003, 339,000 foreign tourists visited the country (income: 201 million dollars), in 2005 there were already 453,000. In 2005 most tourists came from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Greece and Bulgaria.

Nature in Serbia is still untouched. There are four major national parks that can be visited with or without a guide. There are many cultural attractions in the cities of Nis, Novi Sad and especially Belgrade. In Belgrade you should in any case visit the Kalemegdan Fortress, which originally dates back to the time of the Celts.

The Temple of Saint Sava and the National Museum are also worth a visit. The Beli Dvor, the White Palace, is a beautiful building owned by Crown Prince Aleksander. It is located in the exclusive district of Dedinje. The prince has no political power, as Serbia is a republic. The White Palace was once the residence of Tito, the last president of Yugoslavia. See also the Belgrade page of TheWorldOfInfo.

The Tara National Park is located in the western part of Serbia on 19,200 hectares of land. The Drina River, the natural border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, is also part of this park. The imposing Drina Gorge is a favorite destination for boating and rafting. The beautiful nature amazes visitors with its dense forests, deep caves, waterfalls and a great diversity of flora and fauna. The rare Pancic Spruce dates back to prehistoric times.

Devil's Town (Ðavolja Varoš) is located in the southern part of Serbia on the bank of Tuta River (Yellow River). The rock formations consist of 202 stone pyramids from 2 to 15 meters. This stone wonder is one of the most remarkable monuments in the country.


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Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen ; Novib

Milivojevic, J. / Serbia
Children’s Press

Mitchell, L. / Serbia
Bradt Travel Guides

Schuman, M.A. / Serbia and Montenegro
Facts On File

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated April 2024
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