Serbia officially the Republic of Serbia , is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe in the southern Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.
Serbia officially the Republic of Serbia , is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe in the southern Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. It borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; Macedonia to the south; Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro to the west and claims a border with Albania through the disputed territory of Kosovo. Serbia numbers around 7 million residents. Its capital, Belgrade, ranks among the oldest and largest cities in southeastern Europe.
Archeological evidence of Paleolithic settlements on the territory of present-day Serbia are scarce. A fragment of a human jaw, was found in Sićevo (Mala Balanica) and believed to be up to 525,000—397,000 years old.
Approximately around 6,500 years BC, during the Neolithic, the Starčevo, and Vinča cultures existed in or near modern-day Belgrade and dominated much of the Southeastern Europe, (as well as parts of Central Europe and Asia Minor). Two important local archeological sites from this era, Lepenski Vir and Vinča-Belo Brdo, still exist near the banks of the Danube.
On 21 May 2006, Montenegro held a referendum to determine whether to end its union with Serbia. The results showed 55.4% of voters in favor of independence, which was just above the 55% required by the referendum. On 5 June 2006, the National Assembly of Serbia declared Serbia to be the legal successor to the former state union. The Assembly of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008. Serbia immediately condemned the declaration and continues to deny any statehood to Kosovo. The declaration has sparked varied responses from the international community, some welcoming it, while others condemned the unilateral move. Status-neutral talks between Serbia and Kosovo-Albanian authorities are held in Brussels, mediated by the EU.
The Serbian gastronomy is a strong mix of oriental, central European and local Balkan cuisines, offering an overwhelming variety of meals. Besides in restaurants and kafanas (something like a tavern), Serbs tend to eat lots of fast food, especially grilled for lunch, and pastry for any other meal.
Serbian food is mainly heavy, with plenty of calories. Meat, pastry and local vegetables dominate in Serbian cuisine.
–Rakija: The best known Serbian drink is Rakija a strong brandy (most common are from plum – Šljivovica, Kajsijevača – from apricot, Dunjevača – from quince, and Vilijamovka – from pear).
–Pelinkovac: Pelinkovac is a bitter liqueur based on wormwood (pelin). The alcohol content is 28%-35% by volume. It has a very bitter taste, resembling that of Jägermeister.
–Guarana: Serbian energy drink made by Knjaz Miloš.
–Serbian Beers: There are several breweries in Serbia making various domestic and international types of beer. The most popular domestic ones are Jelen (Deer) and Lav (Lion).
–Serbian Wines: There are five major wine regions in Serbia: Fruška Gora, Vršac, Oplenac, Smederevo and Župa. The most popular wine types are Bermet, Riesling, Merlot, Pinot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon
–Ćevapćići: Ćevapi (or ćevapčići) are small sausage-like grilled portions of minced meat. Serbian ćevapčići are made of either beef, lamb or pork or mixed.
–Pljeskavica: Pljeskavica is a popular patty dish, second only to ćevapćići. It is often served with kajmak milk cream, ajvar sauce of peppers and urnebes mixed spicy sauce.
–Pećenje: Pečenje basically means roasted meat (whole roasted pork, lamb and goat), and it’s one of the most popular dishes in Serbia, specially during all types of celebrations such as weddings or slava.
–Soups, stews and other “spoon” dishes: Sarma, Fish Paprikaš, Punjene Paprike, Škkembići.
–Pastry: Gibanica, Burek, Proja.
–Salads and appetizers: Šopska /Srpska Salad, Ajvar, Urnebes, Kajmak.
–Bela Crkva: The charm of a small town kind of Mir-Jam happily described in her novels, a patchwork of thousands of species of flowers, which decorate the private yards, leave passers speechless, two rivers and seven artificial lakes, why it is called the “Venice of Vojvodina” … Bela Crkva has all of this, a small town in the south of Banat, economically one of the poorest in Serbia, but by geographical location, nature and tourism potential – very rich.
–Architecture of Golubac: Golubac is a city of the fairytale fortress looks and impressive architecture. Golubac is the city built on a steep, high and inaccessible rock, on the right bank of the Danube. At this point, the Danube is the widest and it looks like the sea. The fortress was built at the entrance to the Djerdap canyon. The fortress dominates this part of the Danube and it can be seen from all sides.
-Drvengrad – festival Kustendorff: Kustendorff is a cultural and film destination that is unavoidable on the tourist map of Serbia and Europe. The creator of this turist miracle is the famous film director Emir Kusturica. Monica Bellucci, Jim Jarmus, Johnny Depp and many others are regular guests of Drvengrad. At this point everything is dedicated art of cinema. A most important event is the Kustendorff Film Festival, which brings together all the known personalities from the world of film.
–Exit music festival – Novi Sad: A city north of Belgrade, Novi Sad, is the host of one of the most famous music festival in the world – Exit for 15 years, On the several stages, Exit brings together some of the best musicians from almost all known musical genres. Suffice it to mention Sting, Leonard Coen, the Prodigy. They all passed through Exit. The festival gathers thousands of tourists every year, so visit Exit is a big hit.
–Tour of Nis and the monument of Constantine the Great: By the citadel bridge in Nis, on the left bank of the river Nisava, there are two monuments that remind of 1.700 and 1.600 anniversary of the Edict of Milan by tetrarchs of the West – Constantine the Great ((272 / 273-337) and tetrarchs of the East Licinius (about 250-325) the legal text from 313. year, which had proclaimed religious equality and ending the persecution of Christians.
–Miroc mountain – forgotten heaven: The mountain stretches on over 300 square kilometers, where the Danube twists, while is making its way through rocky cliffs of Djerdap canyon. Since 1974, Djerdap was declared a national park and one requires a permit to climb the highest peak Miroc, Great Strbac (767), above the narrowest part of the Danube. Miroč has mountain peaks: Mali Vis, Visoki Čukar, Čaršija i Glavica, as well as the plateaus: Kiloma, Beljan i Alun. Hotels and private accommodation can be found in Donji Milanovac, Kladovo and Tekije.
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