Natural Monuments Serbia Caves
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Caves and potholes are classed as speleological natural monuments. The most well-known caves open to visitors are the Resavska, Zlotske Pecine, Rajkova, Potpecka, Bogovinska and Stopica Pecina caves.
Of the caves which are only partially adapted or were once open to visitors but have since fallen into ruin, the most interesting are the Potpecka, Prekonoška and Petnicka Pecina caves. Entry to these caves without an expert guide and appropriate equipment is not permitted.
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Prerasts of Vratna, or Vratna Gates are three natural stone bridges, two in the vicinity of the medieval Vratna monastery, and the third farther away into the depths of the Vratna river gorge, in Bor, Eastern Serbia.
They are entered through marked hiking trails, witch was through monastic property, but nowadays trail go around monastic land and leads beneath first Vratna Gate or Little Prerast.
Djavolja Varos (meaning "Devil's Town") is a peculiar rock formation, located in south Serbia on the Radan Mountain near Kursumlija.
It features 202 exotic formations described as earth pyramids or "towers", as the locals refer to them. They are 2-15 m tall and 4-6 m wide at the base. These formations were created by strong erosion of the soil that was scene of intense volcanic activity millions of years ago.
Most of the towers have "caps" or "heads" of andesite, which protect them from further erosion.
Since 1959, Djavolja Varos has been protected by the state and a 1995 decision of the Serbian Government declared it a major natural monument subject to category one protection.
The Ceremošnja cave is located on the northeastern slopes of the Homolje mountains, at a height of 533 m above sea-level, beneath the highest peak, Veliki Štubej (940 m). The cave is 15 km from Kucevo and can be reached via a tarmac road. Near to the cave is the village of Ceremošnja, after which it was named.
The Rajkova Pecina cave is in eastern Serbia, 2 km from Majdanpek. It is reached via a tarmac road along the banks of the Mali Pek river and the Veliki Zaton artificial lake. The whole region surrounding the source of the Mali Pek is rich in mixed woodlands of beech, maple and oak, and is unique both for its natural life and its caves.
The Potpecka Pecina cave is in the village of Potpece, 14 km southeast of Uzice. It is unique in its monumental entrance in the shape of a horseshoe. The entrance is 50 m, the width at the base is 12 m, and 22 m under the arch, making it the largest cave mouth in Serbia.
The Risovaca cave is located on the hill of the same name as you enter the town of Arandelovac, 76 km from Belgrade. Around 150 m is open to visitors and the cave is of interest in the study of archaeology, prehistoric life and speleology.
Stopica cave is a cave in the western part of Serbia.
The Stopica cave lies along the northern piedmont of Mt. Zlatibor in the village of Rozanstvo. The Uzice - Sirogojno road passes over the cave.
The total length of the cave is 1,662 m and the tourist path is 1,615 m long. The cave consists of two caverns - an underground river course channel and a spring cave, connected by the underground flow of the Trnavski Stream. The entrance to the cave lies on a limestone cliff at a height of 711 m.
The Deguric cave is, according to the latest research, the longest and, with its characteristics, the most beautiful cavern in the region of Valjevo karst. Through the main channel stream flows passing through six siphons.
The first siphon is 6m deep,and six siphon is the deepest one and it is not passed through. Entrance channel is,up to the first siphon, 450.8m long. Total length of all topographed channels(from entrance to third siphon) is 2027.7m.
Especially interesting and the most attractive part of the cave is place where side channels, and lake in front of the second siphon meet. Research of Deguric cave has not been finished yet.
The Smoke Cave or Kadjenica is a cave-church located in the village of Dljina near Cacak on the right bank of the Zapadna Morava, one kilometre upstream from Ovcar Banja, Serbia.
During the Hadzi Prodan's revolt in 1814, people found refuge in the cave. Turks discovered their hiding place and using straw and woods set it on fire, suffocating everyone inside. This incident also gave the name to the cave.
In 1936 the remains were retrieved, fully cremated and buried in two stone sarcophaguses.
They were paces in the cave's church altar apse, under the representation of the Jesus' Crucifixion.
Petnica is a small village near Valjevo, Serbia. According to the census of 2002, there were 614 inhabitants (according to the census of 1991, there were 483 inhabitants).
Rajko's cave is a cave in the eastern part of Serbia.
The cave is located at the spring of Mali Pek, 2 km from town Majdanpek in Eastern Serbia. It is 120 km away from the E75 Beograd - Nis highway and 200 km from Belgrade.
It is a river cave through whose entire length flows the Rajko's River. During the summer river channels inside the cave can become dry.
Resava cave (Resavska pecina, also Resavian cave) is a cave in the eastern part of Serbia.
It is the first cave to be prepared for visits in Serbia. The length of the cave totals to 2,850 meters and the tourist paths is 800 m long. The air temperature is 7 °C and the average humidity 80%-100%.
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Zlot Caves (Zlotske pecine) is the collective term for two caves, Lazar's Cave and Vernjikica, located in the town of Zlot, in the Bor municipality in eastern Serbia.
The Zlot Caves have a permanent guide service. Tours of Lazareva cave last 30-40 minutes and of Vernjikica 3 hours. Visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (from April 1 to October 31), and in winter period by appointment.
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