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Davolja Varos, Prolom

#3 of 28 in Nature in Central Serbia
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Đavolja Varoš is a peculiar rock formation, located in south Serbia on the Radan Mountain on the territory of the village of Đake in the municipality Kuršumlija.GeologyĐavolja Varoš features 202 exotic formations described as earth pyramids or "towers", as the locals refer to them. They are 2to tall and 4to wide at the base. These formations were created by strong erosion of the soil that was scene of intense volcanic activity millions of years ago. Most of the towers have "caps" or "heads" of andesite, which protect them from further erosion. Volatile volcanic history left marks in the multicolored rocks in the towers hinterlands. However, Đavolja Varoš in its modern form is a relatively new feature. As the inhabitants of the surrounding region were cutting down the forests, they enabled for the precipitation to erode the rocks. The area beneath the towers is called The Hell gully (Paklena jaruga) and the surrounding terrain is a location of the mine shafts from the medieval Nemanjić Serbia.A natural spring is located beneath the formations and has a high mineral concentration. There are two springs: Đavolja voda (Devil’s Water), with extremely acidic water (pH 1.5) and high mineral concentration (15 g/l of water), and Crveno vrelo (Red Well). The unusually pungent spring waters were examined for the first time in 1905 by Aleksandar Zega, founder of the Serbian Chemical Society.
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  • It's very beautiful landscape, it was worth it. It is just so strange landscape whit rock caps on it, and I really liked it. I strongly recomend you to visit this place.  more »
  • Davolja Varos (Devil's Town, in Serbian) are a complex of natural rock formations, which are incredible. It is located in Southern Serbia and really it is in an isolated land, which has bad roads. We....  more »
  • Amazing 😮😇🧚
  • Magical place even under the rain. That single day i was alone on the site. A very nice experience. Wear good shoes, slippers not recommended.

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