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Bajina Bašta

Short info - Bajina Bašta

Bajina Bašta is located on the right bank of Drina river, in Zlatiborski District, in the Western Serbia. It takes an area of 673 sqm and has about 10.000 inhabitants.


Bajina Bašta has been inhabitated for almost 7000 years, and the oldest settlement in this region dates from an early Neolithic age. There is a possibility that Illyrians and Autariatae lived in this location. Tara mountin got the name after Autariatae. During the Roman Era this location was within Illyria, later it was within Dalmatia, but through whole Middle Ages it rested within Medieval Serbia.


Bajina Bašta is connected to Užice through Kadinjača, to Valjevo and Belgrade through Debelo brdo. Bajina Bašta is 170 km far away from Belgrade. Through Drina valley it is connected to Ljubovija, Loznica and Šabac.


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Bajina Bašta

Facilities near by:


  • Drina 0.1km
  • Drina

    The hotel is located in the centers Baska, with sports and recreation center and near the National Park Tara, Raca Monastery, the Drina River and Lake Perućac.


  • Tara lux 14.5km
  • Tara lux

    Lux Villa Tara is situated in the most beautiful part of the mountain Tara, the Kaludjerske Bare, on the main road Bajina Bašta - Kremna.

National parks

  • National Park Tara 15.5km
  • National Park Tara

    National Park Tara is situated in West Serbia. It covers an area of 183 sq m and its highest point is Kozji rid (1.591 m), which is part of the Podrinje Mountains. The environment is well preserved, suitable for winter sports, and rich in flora and fauna.


  • Jezero Perućac (Lake Perućac) 15.5km
  • Jezero Perućac (Lake Perućac)

    On the right bank of Drina River, 13km upstream of Bajina Bašta, by the almost vertical slopes of Tara, there is Jezero Perućac (Lake Perućac).

  • Zaovina lake 17.6km
  • Zaovina lake

    The lake was created by construction of the dam by the village Zaovina at mountain Tara, in 1980, for the purposes of hydroelectric power plant at Bajina Bašta.


  • Wooden church Vitaši 19.7km
  • Wooden church Vitaši

    Wooden church Vitaši is located in the ethno village Mećavnik on Mokra Gora. It was constructed following models of Russian wooden churches.

  • The church Seča Reka 22.4km
  • The church Seča Reka

    In the village Seča Reka, 7 kilometers away from Kosjerić is situated important cultural and historical monument – the Wooden Church.


  • The Monastery Rača 4.8km
  • The Monastery Rača

    Going to the south from Bajina Bašta, 6 km away, is situated monastery Rača. It is considered on of the most important cultural and historical monument of Western Serbia.

  • The Monastery Rujno 14.9km
  • The Monastery Rujno

    Monastery Rujno is very beautiful building and religious temple, situated above the Lake Vrutci, on the part of the bank that belongs to the area of village Bioska, 15 km from Užice.


  • Family Tree of Tarabics 11.5km
  • Family Tree of Tarabics

    The monument family tree of Tarabićs is situated on the northeast from Mokra Gora. Tarabićs appeared in the 19th century, and are believed to be prophets by many people.

  • The Monument Kadinjača 15.6km
  • The Monument Kadinjača

    The memorial complex Kadinjača is specially striking among other monuments in Užice surrounding area. It is situated 14 kilometers on the west from Užice.


  • The Užice town 24.9km
  • The Užice town

    It represents one of the tourist attractions of a town on the river Đetinja, where an improvised theatre is set up during summer months, and where shows are performed under the combination of moonlight and spotlights.


  • Vrelo 4.7km
  • Vrelo

    At the confluence of the river Vrelo into the Drina restaurant ’Vrelo“ was built , with a terrace which is above the very waterfall.

Ethno village

  • Ethno Village Mokra Gora 20.1km
  • Ethno Village Mokra Gora

    Ethno village on a hill Mecavnik was raised by Serbian famous film director Emir Kusturica. Reviving old houses, transferred from the surrounding villages, the architect and creator of the idea of a perfect life outside of daily life, Emir Kusturica has made a city.

  • Ethno village Vrhpolje 21.7km
  • Ethno village Vrhpolje

    Ethno village Vrhpolje with its environment is a touristic pearl of Azbukovica with an open heart, beauty and hospitality, cuisine, customs and traditions of the old Serbian village.


  • Cycling on Tara mountain 13.8km
  • Cycling on Tara mountain

    Tara is perfect for cycling. Kilometers of concrete and dirt roads on that mountain allow ride in every part of the year no matter weather conditions.


  • Horse riding on Tara 12.7km
  • Horse riding on Tara

    Horseback riding is one of the activities that have more and more followers over the years. Horseback riding funs can enjoy in the beauties of Tara while riding a horse.


  • Mountaineering on Tara 13.7km
  • Mountaineering on Tara

    Tara is our one of the most beautiful mountains, very interesting to those who loves mountaineering. It provides exceptional conditions for these activities


  • Rafting on Drina 1.9km
  • Rafting on Drina

    A hundred year old tradition of rafting down the river Drina was interrupted by construction of hydropower plants, and the famous Drina rafters had to leave their river and their profession.

Hunting and fishing

  • Hunting and fishing at Tara 16.7km
  • Hunting and fishing at Tara

    Canyon valley waterways of Tara and neighbouring Zvijezda are one of the richest hunting reserve, not only in our country, but also in Europe. It is possible to hunt big game: chamois, roe deer and wild boar.


  • Povlen 23.7km
  • Povlen

    Half an hour’s drive on the road from Valjevo to Bajina Bašta, alongside the famous monasteries Ćelije and Lelić, one comes to the slopes and ridges of mountain Povlen.

Ski center

  • Ski center Tara 12.5km
  • Ski center Tara

    The highest quality ski resorts are in region of “Predov Krst”, with the altitude difference of 500 m. The length of the ski slope is between 3-5 km.


  • Festival of Liars 18.8km
  • Festival of Liars

    In village Drlače in vicinity of Ljubovija is organized contest for the biggest liar – the festival of liars. The event is held in August.

  • Kustendorf 20.1km
  • Kustendorf

    The film and music festival Kustendorf is held in Wooden Town on the hill Mećavnik, and it is dedicated to the greatest contemporary film authors and future filmmakers.