Where is Vučje
Vučje is part of territory of City of Leskovac. Early traces of history can be found from 6th century and Justiniana Prima who marked all territory near Leskovac. After that period Slavs conquered it and stayed till today. When they came, they founded village Bučje (later named Vučje). It was part of The Great Serbia state in 12th century. After that, rulers here changed and followed change of government in Leskovac.
Great place to go and see for relaxing and as history travel. Only thing of this kind in whole country, not only in southern Serbia. Much as rare in the world.
Power plant in Vučje
In the town of Vučje, can be found hydroelectric plant made in 1903. Probably is one of first in the world, and for sure second oldest in Serbia. And it continued production of electricity till today, and can be visited as tourist attraction. It is by itself curiosity. Because from it to the town of Leskovac is first transmission line in Serbia. Milestones of can be found first transmission of hydroelectric plant Vučje. In vicinity of plant hydroelectric plant Vučje, can be found accommodation Hotel Vlaina, on Kukavica mountain, for people who like nature and beautiful waterfall. Power plant in Vučje started to work on 25th anniversary of Leskovac liberation day, 24.12.1903. Near this place is first Balkan textile museum, located in Strojkovice village.
Skobaljić Grad near Vucje
Skobaljić Grad (City) was named after one of the last Serbian territory defense leaders in 15th century. He fought against the Ottomans in the Middle Ages, the Duke Nikola Skobaljić. After his defeat of 1455, Leskovac valley dropped under Ottoman rule. As a result, period of prosperity of this area ending the centuries-long period of construction and the revival of the city-fortress stopped. The fortress was built the early Byzantine period. It was stronghold in the time of Emperor Justinian II. It’s also known as green town.
Vucje and mountain Kukavica are the most beautiful tourist attraction of this area. It is often the starting point of the hiking routes. While target point Vucjanka canyon and mountain Kukavica. In addition it’s about 17km away from Leskovac.
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