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Bela Palanka

Short info - Bela Palanka

Bela Palanka is a town and municipality in south-east Serbia, in Pirot District. It has a surface of 367km2 and population of about 18,000.


Bela Palanka was built upon the foundations of the antique town Remesiana, one of the oldest towns in the Balkans. Remesiana is believed to have been founded by Celts, about 289 BC, but it could also be founded by Triballi (Tracian tribe), in 292, or in 335BC. For all that, although without any strong evidence, it is supposed that Bela Palanka is about 2300 years old.


This region has a mild continental climate.

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  • Lovac 24.4km
  • Lovac

    Next to the highway, which leads to Dimitrovgrad, at the entrance of Pirot is situated Hotel Lovac.


  • Villa Dijana 24.4km
  • Villa Dijana

    Villa Dijana is located in a quiet part of Pirot, just a 5-minute drive from downtown Pirot.

Natural reserves

  • Nature Reserve Sićevaćka klisura 18.9km
  • 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.

  • Nature Reserve Jelašnička klisura 21.9km
  • 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.


  • The church of Saint Petka 16.5km
  • The church of Saint Petka

    The oldest church in Ponišavlje is the Church of the Saint Nicholas, later called the Saint Petka, located in Staničenje in the vicinity of Pirot.

  • The Church of Holy Trinity 17.2km
  • The Church of Holy Trinity

    The Church of Holy Trinity is situated in village Izvor, in municipality Bosilegrad. This is one of the oldest and greatest churches in south-east Serbia.

  • The Church of the Nativity of the Christ 23.8km
  • The Church of the Nativity of the Christ

    The Church of the Nativity of the Christ, or the Pazar Church, or The Old Church, as the residents use to call it, was built in 1834 thanks to voluntary contributions of the wealthy local residents.

  • The Church Cathedral 23.9km
  • The Church Cathedral

    The Church Cathedral was built in 1870. The church is a three-nave basilica and it is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin.


  • Monastery of St. Demetrios 9.9km
  • Monastery of St. Demetrios

    It is one of the most important cultural and historical monuments in Bela palanka and Lužnice. It is situated beneath Suva mountain.

  • The Monastery of St Petka Iverica 19.6km
  • 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 Monastery Temska 21.4km
  • The Monastery Temska

    Some 20 km from Pirot on the way to Knjaževac, in the village with the same name is situated monastery Temska. It is dedicated to St George.

  • The Sićevo Monastery 22.7km
  • 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 Holy Trinity 23.9km
  • The Monastery of Holy Trinity

    Some 17 km on the southeast from Knjaževac, between Donja and Gornja Kamenica, is situated monastery of Holy Trinity. The church was founded by prince Lazar.


  • The Monument to Rajko Mitić 0.3km
  • The Monument to Rajko Mitić

    In Bela Palanka is located monument dedicated to Rajko Mitić, the legend of Serbian football and the first Star of Red Star.

  • The Monument to Septimius Severus 0.4km
  • The Monument to Septimius Severus

    The monument of material culture dating from the period of Roman Empire, 202 BC, was built from white marble in parallelepiped form


  • The Momičilo’s town 23.2km
  • The Momičilo’s town

    Pirot or the Momčilo’s town is a town fortification beside the Nišava river in Pirot. It was erected during the reign of prince Lazar.


  • The Ponišavlje Museum 23.7km
  • The Ponišavlje Museum

    The organizational structure of the museum consists of department for archeology, ethnology, numismatics, history and art history.


  • Konak Boem 18.5km
  • Konak Boem

    The restaurant and motel "Konak Boem" is located in Sicevo gorge, on the main road Nis - Sofia.

  • Lane moje 23.5km
  • Lane moje

    Restaurant "Lane moje" are located 5 minutes away from the centre of the town, next to the fortress (Momcilo grad).


  • Cycling on Stara planina 24.5km
  • Cycling on Stara planina

    Stara planina is ideal for mountain biking. There is a lot bicycle tours organized on descents, slopes and forests of this mountain beauty.

Hunting and fishing

  • Hunting and fishing in Svrljig 24.2km
  • 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.


  • Suva planina 8.7km
  • Suva planina

    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.

  • Stol 24.5km
  • Stol

    On the steep mountains of Wallachia, whose highest peak is 1442 meters high. On the steep mountains of Wallachia, whose highest peak is 1442 meters high.


  • Pasuljijada Pirot 24km
  • Pasuljijada Pirot

    In the main wharf in Pirot in 2007. was held Pasuljijada. One of the goals of the event is to promote the social life of the inhabitants of this city, and with this event organized and music and entertainment.

  • Prayer at Midžor 24.1km
  • Prayer at Midžor

    Tourist and commercial event "Prayer at Midžor" is held in villages Vrtovac and Balta Berilovac, 35 kilometres from Knjaževac. The event takes place on May 6th (St Georges day) and 7th.