About Valjevo
Valjevo grew in a large valley surrounded by mountains crown of Maljen, Povlen, Medvednik ... and cut by the river Kolubara. In Valjevo were poured from the hills rivers Obnica and Jablanica, cold water of indescribable beauties-the treasure of this city, famous for its emerald slides, clean sources and grooves. On its shores in the silence of the spiritual peace lives the monastery Ćelije, together with Lelić the most important Christian foundation of these areas.Valley of Valjevo in the east opens toward Belgrade from which Valjevo is only 100km far away, so and it is no wonder that because of such a good position grew in the administrative, economic and cultural center and headquarters of Kolubara region.
Valjevo today has just over 60 000 inhabitants, it grew for many centuries of suffering many ill-winds of history. For the first time it occupies an important place in our history, primarily because of the importance that had in the First Serbian Uprising and the First World War.The princes Alexa Nenadović Birčanin and Ilija Birčanin were executed in it . In the famous Valjevo hospital died painter Nadežda Petrović. In this region took place glorious Kolubara battle, led by the Duke Živojin Mišić. Valjevo was mentioned in writings from Dubrovnik in 1339., and there are many different legends as it is named. According to some -the people from the mountains rolled to the valley, according to others- due to rolling on the river Kolubara, scholars say by the Latin word Vallis which means valley, and the closest to the truth that the city is named by Valjo, which is an old Slavic name,and which was the owner of first cafe built on the territory of the city, and there is not surprising that in Valjevo everywhere mushroom cafes, bars, restaurants, and Valjevo citizens are known that for the first nice days, even during working hours, meet all the garden cafes.
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But the local people are such, they like to meet people, like cafes, and they are hospitable so that famous proverb “each guest for three days enough..“ cannot be applied on Valjevo folk. How it can be true, when in three days you can not visit the museum and the Muselin refectory, drink coffee in the Bukva, dine in the Šofer, take photo in the Marko's chair, see pictures of Valjevo most famous painter Ljuba Popović in Modern gallery, visit Brankovina and recite Desanka - ...No, do not approach me, I will from far..., visit Tower of Nenadović, drink Valjevo's beer in Platane..
Walk to the Cave, read "Leptirica" by Milovan Glišić and visit the mill of Sava Savanović in Gradac, drink water from the spring, burn a candle in Ćelije, eat a soup of nettle at Vidan's spring, and roasted lamb at Bora place in Rosulje, explore in the research station Petnica and afraid of bats in a cave Petnica, plop in the pool and swim in the lake, dine trout at Lovci while peacocks walk around your table, watch in Valjevo girls while walking in the Prince Miloš street, catch a taxi at Grand and eat pie with cheese at 3 am., have breakfast - polenta or roasted bread by Šmeker, and sweeten with cake Tufahije in the Kuća, take fresh air on the Divčibare, drink brandy at Gljivar, greet with the hosts and buy for memory kilo of tobacco cracklings, and hear how a clever man from Valjevo figured out to protect the product at least 200 years old, so tobacco cracklings officially became an authentic brand of Valjevo. And if you all this manage to do within three days, one thing is certain, you will return for more, and in the meantime you will chat with Valjevo lads on this web portal to prepare the ground, that perhaps, stay in Valjevo for the next time. Permanently. petnicka pecina


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