Both of them offer breathtaking views both of the Belgrade area and of the Šumadija district to the south.
Why visit: recreation, hiking, orienteering, panoramic views
Before the Avala mausoleum was built, an ancient fortress named Žrnov existed on that site. It was destroyed by a superstitious king to make the mausoleum and its surroundings.
Legend – the mythical Avalon
A local legend has it that Avala (or Žrnov castle) was actually the mythical Avalon mentioned in the stories about king Arthur.
Location and Getting there
Take a tram (9, 10, 14) or bus (33) to “Voždovac” stop, aka. “Trošarina”. From there take one of the following buses: 401, 403, 407, 408 (Avala). Be prepared for some hiking as the station is located at the base of Mt. Avala. From late spring to autumn, a seasonal line 400 goes from Voždovac to the top of Mount Avala.