Visiting The Serbian Town Of Vršac

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.

catholic cathedral in Vrsac

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 riding his bike

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.

Old man walking near a Bingo shop

Colorful houses in Vršac

This is a long street in Vršac and I really liked the different types of colors.

A street in Vrsac

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.

Near Vrsac city center

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.

The Orthodox cathedral

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

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 main road towards the Bigar waterfall

Another photo of the road which leads to the waterfall and the mountains in the background

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.

A photo of the famous Bigar waterfall

A rapid stream located close to the waterfall

A small waterfall in the forest

The Nera river which flows in front of the Bigar waterfall

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.

Multiple smaller waterfalls

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.

Stream of water spring from under a cliff

After we left this place, our next destination was the Serbian border town of Vršac which is located in the Banat region.