Tara National Park

Tara National Park

Tara Mountain has been proclaimed national park in 1981 as one of the most beautiful mountains in Serbia. It is located in Western Serbia bordering Bosnia and Herzegovina and above Drina River. It covers area of approximately 19 000 acres with Kozji Rid as the highest peak at 1591m.

Big variety of animal and botanical species adds to abundance of beauty available to the visitors who sometimes choose Tara as preferred hunting destination. Mountain also hosts endemic Pancic Spruce (Picea omorica), which dates to the pre-historic Tertiary era, while it only grows in the area and nowhere else in the world. It was named after famous Serbian botanical scientist, Josif Pancic who discovered it in late 19th century.

Drina River as one of the most beautiful rivers not only in Serbia, but also in Europe flows wright below Tara Mountain as it collects water from numerous regional streams and small rivers. Some of them feature picturesque cascades and waterfalls drawing attention of active vacation lovers. Lake Perucac, Lake Zaovine and mountain slopes are very convenient for water and winter sports respectively.

Forests, canyons and river banks preserve the remnants of prehistoric, classical, Roman and Byzantine cultures. The 13th-century Rača monastery and the tombstone necropolises in Perućac and Rastište are part of Serbia’s mediaeval heritage. Unique folk architecture can be seen in the Dinaric Alps log cabins dotted along the banks of the Drina River.