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SOKO GRAD

Is in the area where Roman, Serbian Medieval and later Turkish fort was formerly. The fortress is on the sharp ridge of one calcareous rock which is on its top flattened. On that place formerly, there a settlement was formed – town.

Today at this place, remains of the fort are visible and walls that enclose former town. Thanks to the bishop of Šabačko – Valjevska eparchy, Kyr Lavrentije, the monastery of St Nikolaj was built at the foot of Soko grad where formerly a street market of Serbian slaves was. The monastery complex covers 12 ha where the church of the same name and residence are designed not only to monks but also to guests sojourners are. In the residence, there are library, big dining hall, and regular museum display devoted to St bishop Nikolaj Velimirović. The subjects of this display are: written documents, arms and other objects found at Soko grad and also objects connected to life and tradition of people of Rađevina and Azbukovica.

Numerous visitors, who here find nest for spiritual peace and space for walk and recreation in virgin nature, today frequent the monastery complex and space of the former town. Below the monastery, a small lake was made. Waters of The Sokolska river and Lazanjski brook flow here. Besides sightseeing of this religious and historical complex, natural beauties are available to visitors so that this excursion site becomes more and more popular touristic and religious centre in Western Serbia.

The manifestation “MOBA” is organized every summer, when Serbian children from diaspora because of archeological researches, companionships and meeting with the Serbian language, customs and tradition. The area is attractive to mountaineers. Soko grad and nearby top Rožanj (the highest top of Rađevina – 973m) are obligatory spots in known transversal of the mountaineering Association of Serbia.