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

Devil's Town Rock Formation

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


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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