Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Lies 230 km from Belgrade. It is spa with a tradition going several centuries back, where many renowned people , including authors Ivo Andric and Branislav Nusic sought repose. An old Serb saying claims visitors come to Sokobanja old and leave young. In addition to its hot mineral springs, the spa also boasts abalmy climate , with a high concentration of ozone. The town lies between Mt. Ozren and Mt. Rtanj, noted for a strong magnetic field capable of disturbing air navigation. The area is also the source of the famous Rtanj Tea. The Soko grad (Hawk s Fort), at a strategic curve on the Moravica River, two kilometers from the spa, has an Upper Town with a standing tower, and a more accessible Lower Town.