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Silver Lake

Is situated in the east Of Serbia in Branicevo region, near Veliko Gradiste. Owing to its popularity in our country this lake is known as “the sea of Serbia”. It is on average 300 m wide and 14 km long. This popular beach among numerous tourists has been visited for decades because of holidays, fishing, and rich night life promising unforgettable good time.

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Veliko Gradište

The municipality of Veliko Gradiste, also known as “the atrium of Djerdap”, is located at the foot of Carpathian and Homolje mountains, at the entrance of the Djerdap Gorge, bordered by the blue Danube and the auriferous Pek. About 23.ooo residents live in 26 settlements. The town of Veliko Gradiste has about 5.800 residents and is the administration, trade and cultural centre of the municipality. The cultural and historical sights worth-visiting are the Town Hall, St. Archangel Gabriel’s church, High School, the Vuk Karadzic Library, the National Museum of Veliko Gradiste.

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The Ram Fortress

a medieval site, this fortress is one of the most significant sites of the Regional Institute for Protection of Cultural Monument in Smederevo. Ram is a fortress on the Danube bank in the village of the same name, 25 km away from Pozarevac, and 15 km away from Veliko Gradiste. Historical sources claim that this fortress was built by Beyazit II who took over the power after the death of Pasha Mahmud and restored Ram and Kulec. In the vicinity there are well-preserved walls of Caravansary (a building used for accommodation of travelers in a caravan). The remnants of a former Turkish bath are located nearby.

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Nimnik Monastery

This old monastery, built in the Middle Ages, is situated in a oak forest in the area of the village of Kurjace. It is also known as Marian’s monastery. It was built during the reign of Knyaz (Prince) Lazar, and Duke Ljudina Bogoslav is thought to have been the ktitor.

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Daščara

West of the village of Biskuplje, in the Manastiriste area, 1, 5 km away from the village with a beautiful macadam road leading to it, there is a holy and healing spring Dascara. It is located in a colorful landscape with forests on hill sides and a narrow valley. The slopes are covered with thick forest, especially the west side with a strong spring in its foot. Veliko Brdo is behind this hill, with the height of 311m, and on its other side the Kurjace village is located with the Nimnik Monastery.

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Gorica

Is situated near the village of Zatonje at 282 m above the sea level. This place is rich with interesting natural beauties. The vicinity of the Danube which cut through the Carpathians and connected the Pannonia Basin area with the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the height of this hill are the causes of frequent and strong winds which often alternate, with kosava (north-east wind) and severac (north wind) as the most famous ones. This flow of winds has created ideal conditions for some extreme sports such as paragliding.

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Pek

If you are an unspoilt nature lover, the River Pek near Veliko Gradiste is an ideal place for you. This clear and small river 129 km long flows into the Danube exactly here at Veliko Gradiste. The river belongs to the Black Sea Basin. The Pek is auriferous river and is also known as “auriferous Pek”. Jaz, a picnic site, near Veliko Gradiste is situated 1 km downward the confluence of the Pek into the Danube. It was built for the needs of swimmers.

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The Golubac Fortress

The Golubac Fortress is situated 4km downward Golubac, on the steep cliffs, before entering the magnificent Djerdap Gorge. The fortress has 9 high rectangular towers connected with a walking path. It was divided into Inner and Outer Fortification. A large scale project of restoration is planned in the future which will involve the replacement of the motorway which now passes through the fortress as well as the lightning of this uniquely preserved colossal fortress on the Danube.

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Viminacium

Viminacium is an archeological site near Old Kostolac town, 12 km away from Pozarevac. This Roman military camp and a town was built in the 1st and lasted until the beginning of the 7th century. It was one of the most important legion camps on the Danube and for a time the capita of the Roman province Upper Moesie (Moesie Superior), which included the largest part of Serbia, north Macedonia and a part of north-west Bulgaria.

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Lepenski vir

Lepenski Vir is a Mesolithic and Neolithic site located on the right bank of the Danube into the Djerdap Gorge. The first archeological excavations were done in 1965. The most important excavation was done in 1967 when Mesolithic sculptures were found. The excavation was finished in 1971 when the site was moved to a 29.7 m higher ground to avoid flooding of the site. The main excavation executive of this site was Ph.D. Dragoslav Srejovic of the Belgrade University.

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The National Park Đerdap

The National Park Djerdap is situated on the right bank of the Danube River, from the Golubac Fortress to the ancient fortress Diana, 100 km long. The Djerdap Gorge is the biggest water breakthrough gorge in Europe and it consists of four gorges and three valleys spreading in the following order: Golubac Gorge, Ljupkovo valley, gorge Gospodjin Vir, Donjomilanovacka valley, gorges Mali and Veliki Kazan, Orsava valley and Sip valley where the Danube narrows to only 140m and is 90m deep so its bottom is 30m above sea level.

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Požarevac

Pozarevac is the centre of the Branicevo region, an important administrative, economical and cultural centre in Serbia. It is located 40km away from Veliko Gradiste. It is bordered by three rivers: the Danube, the Velika Morava and the Mlava and in the foot of Cacalica Hill.

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Tumane Monastery

This monastery is situated in the village of Tumane 10km away from Golubac. The monastery was built at the eve of Kosovo battle, a the ktitor( donator) was Milos Obilic who built it as a symbol of his repentance for a accidental murder of a monk Zosim Sinait while hunting.

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Rukumija Monastery

Rukumija Monastery is in Bradarac, 10km away from Pozarevac. This monastery is said to have been built by Knyaz Lazar and it is associated with the cult of a nun Jelena. It is not exactly known when it was built but it is assumed that it was built in the 14th century. It was destroyed several times but it was restored in 1825 by Milos Obrenovic. The monastery has two water taps with healing water: Redusa and Jerinac.

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Winery Živković

Winery "Živković" in Klicevac, owned by Miroslav Zivkovic from Pozarevac, produces Rhine Riesling, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and Bermet. The winery has a tasting room with the capacity of 30 people, as well as modern equipment for wine processing.

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