Rudnik Mountain

Rudnik Mountain

Rudnik Mountain dominating over central Serbia is located some 100 kilometers south of Belgrade. Besides its’ highest peak Cvijicev Vrh (Cvijic Peak 1132 m), there are Srednji and Mali Šturac, Molitve, Paljevine and Marijanac peaks exceeding 1000 meters above sea level provide excellent conditions for mountaineering and walking. On the steep rocky mountainous pyramid, 4 km away from Rudnik Mountain there are ruins of the old Ostrovica fortress which was destroyed in 1454 by the Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror.

Remains of the ancient fortresses of Kula Orlovića Pavla and Treska are in the proximity of Rudnik Mountain. Nearby Oplenac Royal Mausoleum and Takovo Monument, Monasteries of Vraćevšnica, Voljavča and Ovčar-Kablar monasteries are remarkable historical sites that can be visited in one day excursion from the Rudnik Mt. Pleasant climate with numerous sunny days during year, suitable movement of fresh air, clean environment and lots of walking trails are main features of Rudnik Mountain contributed that Rudnik Mountain was proclaimed the “air spa” in 1922.

 

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