MOKRA GORA AND ŠARGAN

The Nature Park Šargan-Mokra Gora covers 10,813 hectares and it is abundant in gorges, peaks, and valleys with 700 flora species, a lot of them being endemic. It is located between the mountains of Tara and Zlatibor.

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One of the attractions of Mokra Gora is the nostalgic Šargan Eight train. The old narrow railway track of 760 mm goes over 10 bridges and through 22 tunnels across the Šargan hill, in a shape of 8 in order to climb up the steep hill. The number of bridges and tunnels makes it unique in Europe. The composition is pulled by the steam locomotive called Ćira. The train stops three times on the way – in Šargan-Vitasi, Jatare, and Mokra Gora station.

They say that no one ever bought a ticket in Jatare, and that no one ever came in or out of the train at this station. The regular route was closed in 1970 only to be reopened in 2003 for tourism purposes.

(To book a ticket to Šargan Eight ride click HERE.)

Another attraction of Mokra Gora is Drvengrad. Being created by the famous Serbian film director Emir Kusturica, this traditional settlement now houses the Film and Music Festival of Kustendorf.

Locals also call it Mećavnik, derived from Serbian word mećava for a heavy blizzard.

The complex is adorned by the town’s gate, 13 streets, two squares, a cinema, a church, restaurants, a pastry shop, tennis courts, a swimming pool. Everything here is named after renowned people from movies, literature, and sports, such as Ivo Andrić, Stanley Kubrick, Federico Fellini, Novak Đoković. Famous Hollywood actors are frequent Kusturica’s visitors.

(To contact Drvengrad, click on the following link: https://mecavnik.info/en/)