Reka Nišava

Kej, Pirot

Nisava River - the most important information

The Nisava River is the longest tributary of the South Morava. This river divides Pirot into Tiabar (old part of the city) and Pazar (new part). The banks of the Nisava are located between linden trees, whose length is over 3 km. This place is separated from other promenades in Serbia by its beauty and length. The favorite place of all the inhabitants of the city of Pirot is the bathing place on the river Nisava, which is the oldest and most visited bathing place in the district. Stay with us and find out why you should visit this city in southern Serbia soon.

History of the Pirot quay
Nisava caused great floods in Pirot at the beginning of the 20th century. In order to further avoid the problems with the floods, Professor Velimir Vukićević suggested that a quay be built on the river. The regulation of the river Nisava began in 1923, and along with the regulation of the riverbed, a quay was built on both sides. The wealthier citizens of Pirot contributed to the construction of the quay, while some citizens also participated. The construction of the Pirot quay took place in stages. At the initiative of the then president of the municipality, Svetozar Misirlić, trees were planted on the top of the embankment in 1933.

President Misirlić personally watered these trees. In the same year, linden trees were planted, by which the Pirot promenade is recognizable today. The Nisava riverbed was arranged in the second half of the 20th century, when the embankments were erected and when the linden tree line around the path was extended. The Pirot quay has been additionally arranged and the promenades were paved with cobblestones at the beginning of the 21st century. In addition, a couple of years ago, a trim track, a roller coaster track, as well as an outdoor gym were built on the quay, so you can enjoy a variety of activities.

How to get to the Pirot quay?
  • If your starting point is Belgrade, you can reach the quay in Pirot by car in 3 hours and 10 minutes (by highway A1 / E75).
  • From the center of Pirot to the Pirot quay you can reach on foot, in just 10 minutes easy walk across Dositejeva Street.


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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