Viewpoint in Sićevo „Bršljanski kamen“

(Google translate) The Sicevo gorge is an imposing part of the Nisava River canyon, which is on its way to Sofia, at the end of the last slopes of the Svrljig Mountains and the Suva planina. It is 14 km from Niš, it is 17 km long and divided into two parts, the upper and lower slopes.

Viewpoint in Sićevo „Bršljanski kamen“

(Google translate) The Sicevo gorge is an imposing part of the Nisava River canyon, which is on its way to Sofia, at the end of the last slopes of the Svrljig Mountains and the Suva planina. It is 14 km from Niš, it is 17 km long and divided into two parts, the upper and lower slopes.

In the gorge there are two hydroelectric power plants built at the beginning of the 20th century, of which one still supplies Niš with electricity today. Of the other buildings in the gorge, the church of Sv. Fifths in the nearby village of Ostrovica and the Sicevo Monastery of Sv. The Virgin (built in 1644 and reconstructed in 1875, after demolition by the Turks) on the main road to Sofia.

This village is also famous for vineyards and fine wines, and every year here is the oldest art colony in the Balkans, founded by the painter Nadezda Petrovic.

Because of the many natural values ​​and rare plants growing here, the Sicevo gorge was declared in 2000 as a special nature reserve. Sage, an extremely valuable and medicinal plant, which usually grows only in Mediterranean conditions, has found its only natural habitat in the territory of Serbia in Sićevačka gorge.

If you take the road to the village of Sićevo, you can enjoy the unusual view of the gorge that takes away the breath from the viewpoint – the Bršljanski stone.

Coordinates:

Latitude: 43.337526

Longitude: 22.086862