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- Archaelogical sites
- Bird watching
- Ethno village
- Free climbing
- Gas station
- Golf terrains
- Hunting and fishing
- National parks
- Natural reserves
- Parks of nature
- Picnic places
- Private accomodation
- Rural households
- Sailing and boating
- Ski center
Very near to Niška Banja are:
-Sićevačka klisura – a beautiful, 17km long canyon of the River Nišava, 5 km away from Niška Banja. Above the canyon there is monastery Sićevo, and near to the canyon there are 30 churches of extraordinary historical value. This canyon has its fans among the kayakers as well.
-Jelašnička klisura – a gorge only 3km from Niška Banja, at the foot of Suva Planina. For this gorge are characteristic its natural stone shapes and waterfalls, and its flora with many endemic and relict species. In the gorge their habitat have found 11 bird species which are considered endangered in Serbia, as well as 112 species of butterflies. In 1995 this gorge was declared a special nature reserve.
Cerjanska pećina (Cerjan Cave) is located in the weekend resort Kamenički Vis, 14 km away from Niš. The cave is more than two million years old and it contains active hydrology. It was probably formed two million years ago, and the end of it is not discovered yet.
Cave ornaments are everywhere in the cave, and halls and corridors are between 15 and 40 m high. There can be seen stalactites, stalagmites, wavy draperies, cave corals, crystal flowers (only in Serbia), as well as helictites. These cave formations change their axes from the vertical at one or more stages during their growth. They have a curving or angular form that looks as if they were grown in zero gravity.
Facilities near by:
- Ambasador 9.3km
- The Regent Club 9.3km
- Panorama Lux 9.3km
- Tami Residence 9.3km
Hotel "Ambasador" is a symbol of Nis, and is located in the city centre. With its architecture in combination with beautiful surounding of fortress creates irresistable charm of Nis.
The Regent Club
In the center of Nis, on the main pedestrian street, there is the representative hotel The Regent Club, which makes it an ideal place for businessmen and tourists.
Panorama Lux is a picturesque hotel situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the City of Nis. By car, it is only several minutes away from the town center.
Tami Residence Hotel blends old South Serbian charm, classic European elegance and successful family business, reflecting the ambience leisure and business at one place.
- Prekonog Cave 13.9km
- Cerjan Cave 16.5km
- Samar Cave 17.3km
Prekonoška pećina (Prekonog Cave) is situated on the west side of Svrljig Mountains, 5 km away from the village of Dervena. As it is nearly impossible to reach the cave from the village, through the valley of the Prekonog River and from there, climbing to the entrance into the cave.
Cerjanska pećina (Cerjan Cave) is located 14 km away from Niš. These cave formations change their axes from the vertical at one or more stages during their growth. They have a curving or angular form that looks as if they were grown in zero gravity.
The famous Samar pećina (Samar Cave), better known as Milutinova pećina (Milutin’s Cave), is situated in the village of Kopajkošara, about 10 km to the west of Svrljig.
- Nišava 9.8km
The Nišava flows through Bulgaria and Serbia, and with its length of 218 km, it is the longest tributary of the Južna Morava. In Serbia, it runs through Dimitrovgrad, Pirot, Bela Palanka, Niška Banja and Niš.
- Nature Reserve Jelašnička klisura 4km
- Nature Reserve Sićevaćka klisura 9.4km
Nature Reserve Jelašnička klisura
Jelašnička klisura (Canyon, or gorge, of the river Jelašnica) is located 15 km east from Niš. Because of its natural beauty, attractive stone shapes and rare flora, it was declared a Special Nature reserve.
Nature Reserve Sićevaćka klisura
Beautiful, attractive canyon Sičevačka klisura is 17 km long and it is located 17km south of Sićevo, and 14km away from Niš. The picturesque environment provides interesting walks, hiking and fishing.
- The Church of the Holy Trinity 6.7km
- The Latin Church 7km
- The Church of St Nicholas 8.6km
- The Church Cathedral of the Holy Trinity 9.2km
- The Church of the Holy Archangel Michael 9.2km
The Church of the Holy Trinity
The Church of the Holy Trinity in Gabrovac was built in 13th century and it is assumed that this is the oldest church in Niš region. The founder of the church is unknown.
The Latin Church
The Latin Church is situated above the village Gornji Matejevac, 7 km away from the town, on the hill named Metoh. The church is the most beautiful building in this region.
The Church of St Nicholas
It is very interesting that the church changed its religious designation six times, being mosque but also orthodox church.
The Church Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
The Church Cathedral is dedicated to the Descent of the Holy Spirit – the Holy Trinity and it was built immediately after the liberation of Niš from Turkish domination. The church is a three-nave basilica with the ground plan in the form of a rectangle
The Church of the Holy Archangel Michael
During the Turkish occupation the major part of the church needed to buried into the ground due to contemporary Turkish regulations which did not allow for Serbian buildings to exceed determined height.
- The Sićevo Monastery 8.7km
- The Monastery of St John 9.1km
- The Monastery of St Petka Iverica 11.4km
The Sićevo Monastery
Near the village Sićevo, there is a monastery of the same name. The previous church was erected by the king Milutin at the beginning of 14th century and was situated at the bank of the river Nišava...
The Monastery of St John
On the north from village Gornji Matejevac on a plateau beneath the Beli Breg Hill, is situated the monastery of St John. You can reach the monastery by narrow path 1,5 km long. Historical data say that monastery of St John dates from 14th century.
The Monastery of St Petka Iverica
Not far from Soćeva and Ostrovica, 100 m from the road to Sofia, there is a monastery of St Petka. The old monastery was founded by monks from the Georgian monastery...
- The Monument Scull Tower 7km
- The Monument to Stevan Sremac and Kalča 9.4km
- The Memorial Čair Fountain 9.5km
- The Monument on Čegar 9.5km
- The monument dedicated to king Aleksandar 9.7km
- Memorial Park Bubanj 10.8km
The Monument Scull Tower
The Scull Tower - It is a monument dating from the period of the First Serbian Uprising built by the Turkish authorities in Serbia with sculls of Serbian soldiers killed in battle of Čegar.
The Monument to Stevan Sremac and Kalča
At the beginning of once famous trade street in the town Niš is located a monument dedicated to the writer Stevan Sremac and his character from book ,,Ivko’s Slava'', named Kalča.
The Memorial Čair Fountain
This is one of the most beautiful and the best preserved fountains in Niš and it was relocated on several occasions. The Fountain was built in 1903.
The Monument on Čegar
The present monument in a form of tower – symbolizing military fortress, was built on 50th anniversary of Niš liberation, and it was unveiled in 1927.
The monument dedicated to king Aleksandar
The original monument dedicated to king Aleksandar was erected in 1939 but during the first years of communist governing, in 1946 it was removed and destroyed. In order to correct the injustice to this famous history character, residents of Niš in 2004 erected new monument dedicated to king Aleksandar.
Memorial Park Bubanj
On the southwest from the town centre, on the afforested hill called Bubanj, is situated a memorial park with the same name, which was during the Second World War one of the biggest gallows on the territory of Yugoslavia.
- The Niš Fortress 9.7km
The Niš Fortress
It represents a military fortification from Turkish era, from 17th century. It is situated in the centre of Niš, at the right bank of the Nišava river.
- The Gallery of Contemporary Arts 9.5km
The Gallery of Contemporary Arts
A prominent cultural and public workers of Niš and other centres of the former Yugoslavia were involved in the formation and operation of the Gallery. The first acting director was professor Lazar Trifunović.
- Archeological Site Mediana 6.4km
Archeological Site Mediana
This archeological site from Roman period is located near to road to Niška Banja. The site is a testimony of luxury and splendor of old Naissus.
- The National Museum 9.5km
The National Museum
The National Museum is situated in the centre of the town and has around 40.000 items. The most important are the archeological collections from the prehistoric time and roman items from Mediana.
- Gurmanova tajna 0.2km
- Dagi plus 6.4km
- Nišlijska mehana 9km
- Biser 9.2km
- The Regent club 9.5km
- Konak Boem 12km
t the end of the promenade in the center of Niska Banja shrouded ancient trees is a restaurant Gurmanova Tajna (Gurman secret). Their offer specialties of the national and international cuisine.
In the warm ambient of a typically hunting restaurant, completely done in wood you can enjoy in top specialties from all kinds of sheep meat.
Nislijska Mehana is located in the center of Nis and officially is opened 08.03.1996.
“Biser” restaurant has an over thirty year old tradition. Older citizens of Niš remember it as one of the first „get-together“ places. It is situated in the city centre.
The Regent club
Exclusive Regent Club restaurant is an open type in which the guests can enjoy supreme international cuisine dishes, perfect ambience and quality of wines from different geographic areas.
The restaurant and motel "Konak Boem" is located in Sicevo gorge, on the main road Nis - Sofia.
Hunting and fishing
- Hunting and fishing in the environment of Niš 11km
- Hunting and fishing in Svrljig 13.7km
Hunting and fishing in the environment of Niš
Wildlife which inhabits the hunting ground of Nis: roe deer, wild boar, pheasant, hare, grey partridge and chukar partridge.
Hunting and fishing in Svrljig
Hunting Association "Dr. Milenko Hadzic" is managing the hunting ground “Svrljiške planine” with total area of 49.721 ha, of which hunting area covers 46.000 ha.
- Niška banja 0.2km
- Banja Topilo 20.6km
It is 10 km away from Niš, 250 km away from Belgrade, at the altitude of 248m.
Banja Topilo is a spa located 25km away from Niš, in the picturesque valley of the river Toponička reka. The spa can be reached by car, over the asphalted road which leads to villages Gornja Toponica and Vele Polje.
- Svrljiške planine 14km
- Suva planina 24km
Svrljiške planine are mountains located southwest of Ljig. It is a group name for more elevated mountain area which exceeds the height of 1000m at some places, while they are mostly 700-1000m high.
Suva Planina extends from the village Ljuberađa in the Babušnica municipality to the northwest, in two directions: the northern branch extends to the river Crvena reka in Bela Palanka municipality, and the northwest branch extends to Niška Banja municipality of Niš.
- Nišvil 9.8km
- Belmužijada 16.4km
International jazz festival "Nišvil" is organised on Niš fortress from August 15th to 18h . Approximately 400 musicians and 40 bands perform during the festival.
Belmužijada is a tourist and commercial manifestation dedicated to belmuž, held from August 5th to 7th. Belmuž is a traditional specialty from Svrljig made of sheep and cow cheese and corn flower.