Devil's Town Rock Formation – Kuršumlija, Serbia - Atlas Obscura
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Devil's Town Rock Formation

The bizarre rocks of Đavolja Varoš are the result of natural erosion. 

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Đavolja Varoš (Serbian for “the devil’s town”) is an unusual rock formation created by soil erosion, near the town of Kuršumlija in southeastern Serbia. A local legend holds that the strangely shaped rocks are the remains of a wedding party that was instantaneously petrified by the devil, as punishment.

In total there are 202 stone formations in Đavolja Varoš, between two and 15 meters in height, with a mean diameter of about 1 meter. The stone pillars are topped by stone blocks weighing as much as 100 kg. Two extremely acidic (pH 1.5)and mineral-rich (15 g/l) springs are situated nearby.

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