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Temska monastery

Saint Gorge monastery Stara planina, monastery in Temska village

Temska Monastery, or St. George’s (Sveti Djordje) Monastery, is one of the oldest and most important monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It is located near Pirot, about 20 kilometers. It is about 50 millimeters from Knjaževac. It is about ninety kilometers away from Nis. And from Belgrade about 300 km. It is located by […]

Fetislam fortress near Kladovo Eastern Serbia

kladovo fort, fortress of kladovo, areal view of fetislam kladovo

Ancient Ottoman or Turkish name for town Kladovo was Fetislam. This fortress was built for keeping peace and protection of their borders in that time. Name was given after Turkish words Feht-ul-islam, which means gates of peace, or protector of faith. Also it’s purpose was to be foundation camp for expanding Ottoman Empire further. It […]

Bridge of Emperor Trajan in Djerdap Eastern Serbia

Emperor Trajans bridge in Djerdap Eastern Serbia, Trajans bridge near Kladovo Serbia, Trajan's bridge

Emperor Trajan’s bridge Emperor Trajan’s bridge. Or Via Traiana. Once, there was one of greatest achievements of all time. Among other things, ancient bridge built in time of Emperor Trajan is located also here. Near Kladovo, connecting it with today’s Turn Severin town in Romania. Reason for doing so grandiose project was to conquer them. […]