After almost 2 hours of driving from the amazing Bigar waterfall, we have arrived to the Serbian town of Vršac which is located in the Vojvodina province of Serbia, close to the Romanian border. We left our car in a free parking lot near the local market and we decided to visit the area near the market since we didn’t plan to stay very long. Unfortunately we only managed to visit two of Vršac’s main sights.
A Catholic church in Vršac
As we walked on a main street, we saw from a distance a larger church and we have decided to go and check it out. This turned out to be a catholic church which is called The St. Gerhard Bishop and Martyr Catholic Church.
Old man riding his bike
Close to the catholic church, near an intersection, I saw an old man riding his bike and I’ve decided to capture some shots as he got closer to the intersection. To make it look even more simple, I have decided to turn it into black and white.
Old man near a Bingo shop
Here’s another “old man” shot in which an old man was heading towards a Bingo shop. As you can see the streets are quite empty, probably because it was Saturday.
Colorful houses in Vršac
This is a long street in Vršac and I really liked the different types of colors.
Near the city center
This shot was captured near the city center or “centar” in Serbian. You can notice the fact that this larger street was almost empty as well.
The Romanian Orthodox Cathedral
This cathedral is located almost at the edge of the city center, close to the market and the place where we parked our car.
After almost two hours of visiting the area we went into a shop and we bought some Serbian sweets and after that, we left the city and drove home.
Bigar waterfall is located in the southern part of the Anina mountains, in the Cheile Nerei National Park, about 5 km away from lake Golumbului and about 20 km from the mining city of Anina. If you plan to visit that place you should know that you have to drive on winding roads in order to get to Bigar waterfall but fortunately the landscape is amazing, especially in autumn and probably in winter as well. As a small suggestion, there is a parking lot about 200 m away from the waterfall so you even have a place where you can leave your car if you plan to visit this place.
If you wish to visit even more things at the Bigar waterfall natural reservation like some smaller waterfalls, the Bigar cave and the underground water spring, you’ll have to pay a 5 lei ticket which is about 1.43 US dollars in order to visit the small natural reservation.
According to The World Geography, the Bigar Waterfall occupies the first place on their list of 8 waterfalls around the world.
Towards the cascade
After we left our car in a smaller parking lot which is located almost half of kilometer, we came across this amazing landscape. As you can see in the photos below, the entire landscape is surrounded by steep mountains.
The Bigar Waterfall
Now here are some photos taken at the Bigar waterfall and to those who don’t know, Bigar is a small waterfall where the water falls from a cliff which is covered with green moss and I have to admit that its amazing and very unique, especially in Romania.
Not far from Bigar waterfall
The photo below of the silky rapid stream was actually captured from a small path located next to the stream. Here is the perfect place to capture some amazing long exposure photos thus making the rapid stream to look silky. In order make similar types of photos you will definitely need a tripod.
The starting point of the rapid stream
The rapid stream which flows down in the Nera river through the Bigar waterfall, actually springs from under a larger cliff. You can reach easily that place by taking a small hike following a path next to the stream. Also on the opposite side from where this picture was taken, you will find some stairs which will help you to climb to the den.
After we left this place, our next destination was the Serbian border town of Vršac which is located in the Banat region.