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Užice

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'''Uzice''' is a city in [[Serbia]].
It Uzice has an a very attractive setting, in a limestone gorge, with red-roofed houses spreading up the hillsides. HoweverIt gained attention during World War II, when it was the central area is largely concrete first city liberated by the Partisan resistance forces from the Nazi occupation. For a few months, Josip Broz Tito (1960s?later the ruler of Yugoslavia) created an independent state called the Republic of Uzice. Though the Nazi's retook the area, Tito remembered Uzice and quite run downpoured money into the city after the war. For a while, it was called Uzice Titova. The high number Today, the remnants from the Republic of Yugos on Uzice are housed in the roads gives city museum, and there is still a lot of city pride toward the impression that there isn't much money aroundresistance movement. There is quite a lot of history in Uzice and tremendous natural beauty only a short day trip away. It is also very affordable.
==Get in==
Best way to get in is by Bus bus from Belgrade or by Train. There are also other buses from other cities. The Uzice-Ponikve airport is under repairs and will soon have scheduled flights from Belgrade, 2007 or 2008.
Train A train from Belgrade only 826 Dinars including reservation (€8.26) (2010). However, due to the less-than-efficient state of the railways, it is recommended that you take a bus.
Train The train and bus stations are adjacent, south of the river, just a few minutes walk to the centre. There is a useful map (ariel view) of the town at the train station, from which you can find your way to the Tourist Information Office (closes at 4pm).
==Get around==
The Best best way to get around is walking , but if you want travel around the best way is a taxitaxis are another relatively low-cost option.
==See==
WITHIN THE CITY
 
The Old Town (Fortress and Ruins)
The remains of the Old Town lie on a rocky cliff that separates the river bed of the Djetinja from where it flows out of the gorge into the valley. The fortification was built on a high cliff, and it is difficult to access because the Djetinja River surrounds it on all three sides. It can be accessed by bus or by foot.
 
The Old Church
The old church in Uzice sits in the town centre, in the area known as Carina. The church was mentioned for the first time in the third decade of the 18th century as a small church-wattle house. It was built in the style of wooden churches and placed in the Serbian section of the town.
 
The National Museum
The National Museum in Uzice is in two separate buildings, which were built just before the Second World War as a National Bank. The museum was founded in 1947 with the mission of collecting and studying the cultural and political history of the town. Well worth a visit.
 
The Grammar School
Built in 1838, it was the first indication of that Uzice craftsmen and merchants wanted to advance the education system in the town. It is in the style of academic realism.
 
The Beach
The beach on the Djetinja River below the Old Town is both a promenade and, in the summer time, also a swimming area. Be careful, though, as the water is quite cold. You can also rent kayaks or paddle boats for very little cost.
 
The Hydroelectric Power Plant
It is located on the Djetinja River, at the bottom of the Užice Old Town. It was made in 1900 and is one of the symbols of the town of Užice. It was the first electrical plant in Serbia made according to Tesla’s principles of an alternating current.
 
 
OUTSIDE THE CITY (day trips)
 
Mokra Gora
Mokra Gora is a quaint village located in the picturesque area on the border of Tara National Park. You can ride on the Sargan Eight railway, a narrow gauge railroad (heritage railroad) that connects from Mokra Gora to the nearby Sargan station. It is very scenic and costs only 600 dinar.
 
Tara National Park
A mountainous nature preserve with a great diversity of flora and fauna. You can check out the "meaders" from a lookout point, go hiking on the many trails, or watch for the griffons or many other birds. The air is also very fresh.
 
Zlatibor
Zlatibor is well-known for its beautiful mountains, its clean air and its excellent ski slopes during the winter. Even today it is still used as a respiratory spa because of its fresh air. In the summer, there are many walking paths and even a new bobsled ride.
 
Visegrad
Visegrad is a small city just across the border in Bosnia. The bridge in Visegrad was immortalized by Nobel Prize-winning author Ivo Andric in his book “Bridge over Drina,” and it is the main tourist attraction in this small Bosnian town. Rising above the emerald green waters of the Drina River, the bridge has eleven stone arches and can be seen from below on a tourist boat.
 
Stopica Cave
A famous river cave known for its "bigren" tubs. There is also a waterfall close by known as The Source of Life.
 
Studenica Monastery
Perhaps the best monastery in all of Serbia. It has very well-preserved frescoes and impressive architecture, and is surrounded by nature. It was built in 1190 and is an important monument to Serbian heritage. There is also a dormitory where you can stay.
 
Rujno Monastery
Rujno Monastery is located in the village of Vrutci on the banks of the lake that supplies water for Uzice. Serbia’s first book was printed in this monastery. The Rujno monastery can be reached by going from Uzice to Biosci and, a few kilometers before the village, turning into the village of Vrutci. After a few hundred meters in Vrutci, go to the right of Rujno Monastery. All turns are marked.
The Best thing to do is catch from the Bus depot and head to old ruins of an old castle just out of town( stari grad). There is also Zlatibor mountains which has great Ski resorts which are very active during the winter season (December). Also drive about 1 hour and visit a small village called Mokra Gora which has a tourist train line. Also the St George Serbian Orthodox church in Uzice is a must.
==Do==
Walk around and see the sights of Uzice. Also take You can do this on your own or you can go on a free walking tour with Eco Hostel Republik, the modern hostel in the city. Have a beer, a coffee or a rakia in a cafe along the river. Rent a kayak or paddle boat and relax on the water. Go on a day trip out and see the lovely mountains around Uzice.You can take a bus or rent a car. Eco Hostel Republik also offers low-cost guided tours to Tara National Park and to many of the surrounding sites. And if you are between he ages of 13 to 99 , you can also got go to the techno clubs and clubs, there . There are many around, and if you don't know where there which is a good one best, just ask around or ask a taxi driver
==Buy==
* House, A house. Uzice is one of the most laid back and easy going towns in whole of Europe . (well at least i thinkAnd one of the most affordable.Food. A slice of ham and mushroom pizza is only 100 marks, and it's not that much more for a chevapi, a burek or a komplet lepinjia. A book. Uzice has a nice bookstore with English translations of writers such as Ivo Andrich.
* A ticket to somewhere else! (eg [[Višegrad]], [[Zlatibor]])
==Eat==
The best thing to eat is might be Burek, pastry with meat and cheese that can be bought from vendors all over town.
Another speciality is Komplet Lepinjia, a pita with cheese, egg and sauce.
Western Serbia is also well-known for kaymakKaymak, a thick creamy cheese with a rich taste. There is also a very nice pizza place in an old railway car, and cheap pizza all over the city. There is also a restaurant along the river that serves traditional Serbian cuisine.
==Drink==
Beer types vary from smaller Serbian beers to the big American brands. The best thing to drink is rakia, a strong fruit brandy that is regarded as Serbia's national drink.
 
Because of the low cost, a beer at a club or bar will cost you the equivalent of one euro or so.
==Sleep==
The first option is the Hotel Zlatibor, a brutalist concrete tower right in the centre of town. It was built in the early 1960s. The interior is quite dim and feels a little haunted. One night will cost between 20-25 euros.
The second is Eco Hostel Republik, a new modern hostel with with shared and private rooms. It's located on Zele Durica 34 just five minutes away from the centre of the town. It has a small garden, a kitchen, a large common room and a terracewith couches. They can also arrange trips for you around the city and to the surrounding countryside. Cost is about 10 euro. Recommended. [http://www.republik.rs "Eko Hostel Republic" Website]
==Get out==
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