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Moraca river description and photos - Montenegro: Podgorica. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Moraca River is considered one of the most famous in Montenegro. This is the largest waterway that feeds Lake Skadar. Its canyon, which is 90 km long, is also famous as a unique region of contrasts. The unique charm of these places is emphasized by virgin landscapes along with human creations, the severity of inaccessible rocks and amazing natural beauty.
Over the years, the Moraca River has managed to cut a narrow gorge in the thickness of the rocks in the north, reaching in some places more than 1 km. In the south, the river merges with one of its large tributaries, the Zeta, and enters the Zeta valley, turning into a steppe, full-flowing flat river. Further Moraca flows into the waters of Lake Skadar.
Many species of fish live in the waters of the river: in its upper reaches mountain trout is found in abundance, in the lower reaches - carp, rudd, bleak and mullet.
The total length of this waterway is more than 100 km. The depth here is also shallow, but the waters are stormy and impetuous. During the period of snow melting and floods in spring, the current speed can be more than 110 km / h (especially in mountainous areas). The entire length of the Moraca River is dotted with deep depressions, some of which are often more than five meters deep.
The Moraca River is one of the main symbols of Podgorica, because is the largest waterway that flows through the city. Over the years, many bridges were built across the river, of which the most modern and beautiful is considered to be the Millennium. its construction was carried out with the active assistance of the Moscow government.
In addition, in the middle reaches of the river. Moraci is one of the most significant objects in the history of Montenegro - a medieval monastery, the year of construction of which is 1252. Moraca Monastery is a revered Orthodox shrine that every year receives thousands of tourists and pilgrims.
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