The Bridge of Love (Most ljubavi)
Location of the municipality of Vrnja?ka Banja within Serbia
|Region||?umadija and Western Serbia|
|o Mayor||Boban ?urovi? (SNS)|
|o Town||19.06 km2 (7.36 sq mi)|
|o Municipality||239 km2 (92 sq mi)|
|Elevation||217 m (712 ft)|
|o Town density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|o Municipality density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Vrnja?ka Banja (Serbian Cyrillic: ? ?) is a town and municipality located in the Ra?ka District of central Serbia. The population of the town is 10,065 inhabitants, while the population of the municipality is 27,527 inhabitants.
Vrnja?ka Banja has many hot springs with temperatures measuring exactly that of the human body (37.5 degrees Celsius). It is home to a summer music festival Lovefest.
Aside from the town of Vrnja?ka Banja, the municipality includes the following settlements:
According to the last official census done in 2011, the municipality of Vrnja?ka Banja has 27,527 inhabitants. Population density on the territory of the municipality is 115.2 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Most of its population is of Serbian ethnicity (96.2%) and 36.6% of the municipality's population is urban. The ethnic composition of the municipality:
The following table gives a preview of total number of registered people employed in legal entities per their core activity (as of 2018):
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||157|
|Mining and quarrying||-|
|Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply||59|
|Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities||231|
|Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles||1,061|
|Transportation and storage||269|
|Accommodation and food services||1,019|
|Information and communication||53|
|Financial and insurance activities||60|
|Real estate activities||43|
|Professional, scientific and technical activities||200|
|Administrative and support service activities||110|
|Public administration and defense; compulsory social security||418|
|Human health and social work activities||800|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||106|
|Other service activities||204|
|Individual agricultural workers||74|
Situated in a great park full of trees with particularly charming houses, Vrnja?ka Banja is the most celebrated and most popular spa town of Serbia and at same time, a very attractive recreation center. Surrounding Vrnja?ka Banja are UNESCO protected medieval buildings, which serve as a reminder to early European civilization. Other nearby landmarks include the first court of the Serbian Archbishop, the ?i?a Monastery and Sopo?ani Monastery which both date back to the thirteenth century and the twelfth century Studenica Monastery all of which are nestled in the colorful Ibar River Valley.
It owes its reputation to its therapeutic effects known already to the Roman troops in the second century AD. It was upgraded by the Czech Baron Herder in 1835 after Prince Milo? Obrenovi? wanted it to be like Karlovy Vary, it has since received people from all of southern Europe, who came to rest or for treatment. Summers are pleasant, and the winter is mild. With organized walks along the tree bordered paths, Vrnja?ka Banja is an ideal place to come to for one's own salvation. Natural springs can be found on five mineral water sources well positioned in the park. The warm water (36 degrees Celsius) is ideal for massage and cool (17 degrees Celsius) sufficiently reviving.
There are seven mineral springs +1 Legend in Vrnja?ka Banja, from which first four are used for medical treatment:
The hotels are numerous and have swimming pools and halls for games. In winter, it is convenient for skiing on the Go?, just a few kilometres away. In the summer, Vrnja?ka Banja is transformed into one of greatest cultural centres in Serbia: literary soirées in a very nice library of the modern style, classical concerts under the column capitals and the festival of the cinema scenario. The restaurants are often on the border of a water current and offer terraces under the trees of the park.
One of the famous landmarks of Vrnja?ka Banja is the Bridge of Love.
Padlocks of the Bridge of Love'