MOKRA GORA AND DRVENGRAD

Mokra Gora is a valley situated between Zlatibor and Tara. Next to there is Šargan Pass, which connects the highest peaks of Tara and Zlatibor. Until 1974, this valley had one of the most beautiful railways in the world. Today the train runs again, but only as a touristic attraction. From Mokra Gora to Šargan Vitasi station you will pass through 22 tunnels and over five bridges, and also experience an altitude difference of 300 meters, and a total distance of 15440m. The steam locomotive goes down the track shaped like the number 8, hence the name “Šargan’s Eight.” Along the tracks there is a larger number of exhibits, mostly old locomotives and wagons which are protected as monuments of technical culture. This makes Mokra Gora an unique open air museum.

Ethno village Drvengrad, which is located on Mećavnik hill, is also an interesting attraction. It was built according to the idea of our famous film director Emir Kusturica. The village is full of authentic log cabins, which were transfered to this area. The oldest of them date from 1900s. Drvengrad was built as an rectangular plaza, whose main axis are determined by the entrance gate and the small wooden church. There is a square, paved with wooden cubes and cut wooden blocks, which is full of log houses each of which represent a different facillity: a cake shop, a shop selling local folk art, a gallery, a library, a restaurant and cinema.