This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Uzice. To help you make friends with Uzice before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The first inhabitants of Uzice and the neighborhood were Illyrian tribes; throughout the Uzice region, you can find their tombs and monuments. With the arrival of the Romans, Uzice was included to the province of Dalmatia. In the Middle Ages, it was part of Serbia and changed its affiliation to regional kingdoms several times before it was conquered by the Ottomans for more than four centuries. Then, it was part of Serbia with the exception of the German occupation during World War II. In the early forties, Uzice was liberated by partisans and was the capital of the short-lived (about two months) Republic of Uzice.
The city is interesting but small, so sightseeing should not take you more than two days unless you check the surrounding forests and mountains. The Old Town is very well preserved with local restaurants where you can eat “pleskavica” -- a delicious steak. The Uprising Museum is located in the building that served as the headquarters of the partisans and is an interesting museum to visit. Only about an hour from Uzice is the village of Emir Kosturica, where you can see many things connected with the famous filmmaker.
Although Uzice is a small city and not one of Serbia’s most famous tourist destinations, the city has very nice and more than sufficient Uzice hostels. The city is small and the hostels in Uzice are very centrally located, so you can easily walk to any point of the city and it is not likely that you will need public transportation. The only problem of Uzice hostels is that they are a bit more expensive than the average for Serbia, but as most tourists visit the city for a day or two, it is possible to get a deal if you stay longer, so ask for a discount if your visit is lengthy.
Written by local enthusiast for Uzice hostelsGeorge Traveller