Ethno village and open-air stage in Trsic
There are places in the World that are small in population and area, but because of the name of great and famous men which were born there that places have become famous and known throughout the world. Such place is Weimar - The birthplace of Goethe, but such palce is also Trsic village - The birthplace of Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic (1787 - 1864).
Village of Trsic is situated in Southern - West part of the River Jadar Valley, on the hilly area where mountain stream called "Zeravija" flows giving the entire area the exciting vibrancy and overwhelming beauty.
The event called "Vukov Sabor" is held in Trsic every year in September. It is held in open air theater shown in this panorama.
The event fosters not only tradition but also contemporary art trends. Here are being shown plays, operas, ballets, performed by famous artists and art and theater troupes form all over Serbia.
Cultural congress for children called "Djacki Vukov Sabor" which means "Pupil's cultural event in hon...
The birth house of Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic was reconstruceted in 1933 on the bases of old village hou...
Authentic Serbian ethno architecture is mixture of Orinetal architecture and ancient Balkan tradition...
The old village "Tronoski Vajati" consists of transferred, rebuilt and reconstructed wooden cottages ...
In the suburb of Loznica called "Basceluci", 2.5km from the city center is the place surrounded by fo...
The fountain in Tronosa is not only a fountain. It is an integral part of the chapel of the great mar...
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