River Vrelo i tombstones in Perućac
River Vrelo originates from a strong karst spring of Perućac at the altitude of 234 meters at the foothill of mountain Tara. The water from Vrelo originates from precipitation accumulated on spacious plato of Tara. On average, the spring pours out 330 liters of water each second. Average temperature of the water is about 10 degrees. The river Vrelo is a transperent stream which runs into Drina with a 10m-high waterfall. California trout inhabits the river. On the banks of Vrelo grow alder, rowan, ash, maple, elm, elderberry, walnut trees...
In 1927 a small hydroelectric plant was built on Vrelo. It has the power of 60kw with average annual production of 300,000 kwh.
THE RIVER IS 365 METERS LONG. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS THE SHORTEST EUROPEAN RIVER. IT IS ALSO CALLED THE “YEAR RIVER”.
It has evrything that great world rivers have – a big, mighty spring with white water gushing from it, one fishpond on the right bank, a watermill on the left, a left tributary in a form of transperent stream, a town on the left bank, two bridges...
Drina with the river vrelo was selected as the first natural attraction of Serbia in a contest of seven natural wonders organized by Tourist organization of Serbia.
Tombstones in Perućac
The site is located on the right bank of Drina, near the river Vrelo and its waterfall. When it was selected as national heritage in 1968, this necropolis had 70 tombstones in total. Tombstones were set up in regular rows, oriented west-east, and most of them are board-shaped or box-shaped, two of them are sarchophagus-like with ridges, three of them are like houses with two-pointed roofs. Tombstones are not decorated and have no inscriptions, and the oldest are from the 14th and 15th century. This site counts as one of the most significant and most preserved necropolises in Serbia, and this is the reason for protecting it as the monument of cultural significance.
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