Vranje is situated in south Serbia, representing the center of the same name municipality in Pčinjski region. It lies in the valley of the Vranjska River, not far from its confluence to the South Morava River. On your way to Macedonia and Greece you do have reason to look up and keep in Vranje. A good geographical location, long tradition in a spa treatment, healing and natural health resources, significant monasteries, museums and archaeological places, important cultural and historical monuments, the holiday resort at the Besna kobila, enviable accommodation and traditional cuisine in many restaurants, represent just some of the tourist offer in this part of Serbia.
The beauty of Belgrade was stressed again by the soldiers of the First and Second Crusades, the French and German armoured knights of Gottfried of Bouillon and Frederick Barbarossa, who passed this way at the end of the 11th and in the 12th century. And quite certainly it was loved by the Serbian king Dragutin, who conquered it in 1284. The Despot (ruler) of Serbia, Stephen Lazarevic, wrested it from the Hungarians in 1402 and in the town charter opened his heart:
“…I found that most beautiful place of ancient times, the great town of Belgrade, which had been by chance destroyed and was deserted. I rebuilt it and dedicated it to the Virgin Mary.”
Užice is one of the macro-regional centers in Serbia, the largest city and administrative center of the West Serbia, and with its fantastic location, in the region of Zlatibor and Tara, Užice can offer so many interesting tourist attractions, making locals proud of their hometown.Užice had become a recognizable brand of Serbia and the Balkans, not only for the famous smoked ham and wine, but for its natural beauty as well.
In the city, dominate the following buildings: the building of the former City Administration, as old as the city is by itself, where is today the Cultural Centre, Library, Museum of Modern Art, Takovska newspaper and City TV. In front of the building there are white marble statue of Prince Alexander, the city founder, and the Duke Milan Obrenović as well as the bust of the famous Živojin Mišić who was just from this building leaded the Suvoborska-Kolubarska battle in 1914.
In the valley, at the confluence of the rivers Nišava and South Morava is situated Niš. The city covers an area of about 600 km: city Niš, Niška Spa and 68 suburbs. Niš is situated at the crossroads of the most important Balkan and European traffic routes.