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Face to face.. :) Ovcar-Kablar gorge

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View of the Ovcar-Kablar gorge from another spot.

 

This area is heart of Guca trumpet festival - also know as Dragacevo Assembly.

Held every year in a little village of Guca, 50th anniversary festival ended few days ago, lasted 10 days, and was a host to more than a half million guests from Serbia and abroad.

 

Last year “One hundred Serbian trumpets“ ("100 srpskih truba") band, formed of festival competitors, held a concert in Belgrade. They broke a world record and became the brass band with most members playing in the same time.

 

If you want to hear how 100 trumpets played as one sound, here are some links -

Go to full screen, crank up the volume – this is the only way to listen to a brass band :))

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkNJZPpL6KE&feature=related

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbnW6IkdMrM&feature=related

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqePn0K-uFI&feature=related

 

Here are some relevant links -

Guča trumpet festival on wiki - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu%C4%8Da_trumpet_festival

Official festival's page - www.saborguca.com/indexEN.html

  

Between the mountains of Ovcar (985m) and Kablar (889m), the river Zapadna Morava shaped and formed the Ovcar-Kablar gorge, one of the most beautiful gorges in Serbia. Due to it’s extraordinary beauty, abundance in flora and fauna, ten monasteries, preserved sacral and memorial objects and their landmarks and other values, as well, this magic gorge, 8km away from Cacak, has been proclaimed protected natural estate by the governmental Act of the Republic of Serbia, as a region of outstanding features.

 

In the „hart“ of Ovcar-Kablar Gorge, in oasis of greenery and peacefulness, lies Ovcar Banja spa. Situated at an altitude of 278m above see level, Ovcar Banja (Ovcar spa) has rich thermal springs and water has been used or treatment of rheumatism, spondilosis, arthritis and sport injures. Nature was exceptionally generous to this region, as well as many fast clear mountain rivers, steep cliffs, wooded the landscapes that will take your breath away.

 

Althought only 20km long, Ovcar-Kablar Gorge is one of the most beautiful gorges in Serbia, which breasts hide it’s biggest treasure, beautiful medieval monasteries. Because of them this gorge got popular name „Serbian Holly Hill“. Once wild and inaccessible, Ovcar-Kablar Gorge today has 10 monasteries: Vavedenje, Nikolje, Jovanje, Preobrazenje, Sretenje, Svete Trojice, Uspenije, Vaznesenje, Ilinje, Blagovestenje as well as the Church of St. Sava and church-cave Kadjenica.

 

Text from www.ovcarbanja.rs/srpski/ok_klisura.html

More on Ovcar-Kablar gorge on wiki - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ov%C4%8Dar-Kablar_Gorge

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