June 15, 2008

Tara National Park in Western Serbia

Milutinović Ratka, Fotografska radnja "ERA" 31250 Bajina Bašta

Recently I saw the movie "Zavet" by Serbian director Emir Kusturica. He shot the movie in Uzice and in the area of Tara National Park (in Western Serbia).

If you plan to visit this beautiful place you will be rewarded with a picturesque scenery (hills in dense forest and grass vegetation, spots with beautiful view, waterfalls, rivers and the wonderful Drina canyon with its impressive vertical cliffs)
and natural rarities - e.g. endemic species like the monumental Serbian spruce (Picea Omorika found by Serbian botanist Josif Pancic).

scene from the Kusturica movie

You can reach the National Park from little town of Bajina Basta, and on the way to tara is one of the most attractive cultural-historical values of this region: the Raca Monastery.

Interior of Kafana in Bajina Basta

To get in mood for this wonderful place, see Kusturica's movie and download the beautiful presentation of Tara National Park. More information on the english Tara Site here.


  1. AnonymousJune 15, 2008

    Usice is near Cacak !!!
    I don't know if it's right.. but my friend Jovanka said me that Kusturica is the proprierty of a mountain near Usice..

  2. Kusturica made a village on a mountain near Uzice. (http://sajkaca.blogspot.com/2007/11/kusturica-made-it.html)

  3. AnonymousJune 26, 2008

    Hello Sajkaca,
    what a wonderful post abaut this mountain mixt wit mystery of peace,power and nature.
    “Tara” is a wery significatively in “Serbian”,beside name of the mountain and national park,
    is a name of the Slavic God,
    used like female name,
    the name of the river and canyon in nord Montenegro (second lower in the world),
    area around the mountain its well known abaut a “Kremansko prorocanstvo”,”Kremnas pridiction”(Kremna is a village),which is for a Serbians Nostradamus version.
    Like “Zavet”,as well many either movies locate this region for a scenes.
    Name Tara is used often in a Serbian folksmusic,there is a song which is one of the nicest of Western Serbia
    “Zlatibore pitaj Taru”
    (“Zlatibor ask Tara”) play on a tipical Serbian instruments "Trubaci"
    This two mountains standing poundly nearly (Tara like a female) and (Zlatibor like the man),newer stopt to love each other.
    Big greetings!



  4. Hello "anonymous"

    it looks like you love that area very much!

    Nostradamus from Kremna...you meen Mitar Tarabic? :-)

    Let's celebrate the eternal love of Tara and Zlatibor with that beautiful song!!!