Mokra gora - the most important information

Have you ever been to Mokra Gora? If you haven't, pack your bags right away and hurry to this beautiful place. Below you can find some information about Mokra Gora, which will help you visit it as soon as possible. It is a populated place in Uzice, in western Serbia. According to tradition, the name of this village was given by the former aga Mustaj beg from Priboj. It is said that an army once set fire to this place and burned wood, so on that occasion they said "but this mountain is wet", and that is how the name Mokra gora came about. Mokra gora is located on the border between 2 borders: Tara and Zlatibor and the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

What can you see on Mokra Gora?
Mokra gora represents a valley in western Serbia, which is located between the mountains of Tara and Zlatibor. This popular tourist place attracts a large number of visitors from the country, but also from abroad. In the following text, we have selected for you places that are worth visiting.
  • Church of the Ascension of the Lord - built before the Great Migration of Serbs in 1690. Unfortunately, this church was burned and demolished several times.
  • The Church of the Holy Prophet Elijah - was built as a wooden church in 1945. It is a modest, domeless building, built by local locals and craftsmen.
  • Church of St. John the Baptist - is located at the source of the White Water, on the left bank of the Kamešina. It was built on the foundations of an old church, built by a man from Dubrovnik as a sign of gratitude.
  • Bogosav Janković Elementary School - was founded in 1872, and its first teacher was Gligorije Jovanović from Tatinac. During the liberation wars of Serbia, the Turks set fire to the school building, which was made of wood, so the new school building was completed in 1884 on the site of Markovo Polje.
  • Chapel in Markovo Polje - located on the edge of the village cemetery, in the central part of Mokra Gora. This chapel was built according to the project of the architect Radmilo Todorović from Belgrade.
  • Manifest Days of Mokra Gora - a traditional tourist event, which is held every year in late June. At this event, old skills are demonstrated, customs are revived and objects of handicraft production are exhibited. Trumpet music and culinary specialties of this region - cheese, cream, prosciutto and brandy, complete the whole event.
  • The old steam train Ćira - a popular tourist attraction, which runs on the renovated part of the railway from the railway station in Mokra Gora to the nearby station in Shargan-Vitasi.
  • Mineral springs - most springs have an extremely high content of dissolved ions. The most famous healing spring is the White Water spring.
  • Drvengrad - Serbian film director Emir Kusturica created the ethno-village Drvengrad on the hill Mećavnik, for the purpose of shooting the film Life is a Miracle. The streets in this village are named after famous personalities of culture and science, so you will walk along the street of the best Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic.
How to get to Mokra Gora?
Belgrade is about 250 km away from Mokra gora, so you will need about 3 and a half hours by car to reach this place (via A2 and E763). From Bajina Basta to this place you will travel for about 40 minutes via Routes 170 and 28.


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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