Early spring in Sumadija

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BELGRADE – Spring has finally come to Serbia, and InSerbia visited Arandjelovac, Bukovicka Banja Spa, Lake Garasi, Cave Risovaca, Orasac and mountain Bukulja.

You can see in the galleries bellow how the early spring looks like in Sumadija. Enjoy!

Arandjelovac and Bukovicka Banja Spa

Aranđelovac is a town and a municipality in Serbia. It lies beneath the mountains Bukulja and Vencac, at about 255 metres (837 ft) above sea level, 75 kilometres (47 miles) away from Belgrade. The municipality encompasses two town and 18 village communities. Bukovicka Banja Spa is located in the town. The town is situated in the Sumadijski okrug (Sumadija region) with the administrative center in Kragujevac.

Bukulja

Bukulja is a mountain near Arandjelovac in central Serbia. This mountain is an extinct volcano, which has been proved by presence of granite rocks, which contains specific mineral composition. In the mountain foothills, there is water catchment Garasi, which provides Arandjelovac and nearby communities with fresh water. The name of the mountain originates from the Serbian name for beech (bukva). Its slopes and its top are covered with dense woods of beech-trees.

Lake Garasi

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Lake Garasi or Garasko Lake is not urbanized, with untouched nature. It is very popular among young people. It is also well known for fishing. Lake is about 6 km / 3.13 mi away from Arandjelovac, in the heart of Sumadija, on the edge of Bukulja, and 85 km / 52.14 mi away from Belgrade.

Risovaca Cave

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Risovaca Cave is situated at the very entrance of the town of Arandjelovac, Serbia. It is one of the most important archaeological sites of palaeolithic in Europe and the only one in Serbia together with the Gradac Cave near Kragujevac. Its discovery confirmed the assumed existence of pelaeolithic culture south of the Sava-Danube line and provided new information on the life of prehistoric people.

Orasac

Orasac is a village in the municipality of Arandjelovac in Central Serbia. It is best known as the starting point of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804, as the site of the Orasac Assembly. American anthropologists Joel and Barbara Halpern wrote an extensive body of papers and books about Orasac.

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