The lake Perucac, is an artificial lake, created by damming the river Drina with the concrete dam, in purpose of building the Hydroelectric power plant “ Bajina Basta“. The lake is about 15 km westward from Bajina and belongs to Tara National Park, on the border of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Lake Perucac is about 50 km long, from 50 metres to 500 metres wide and 85 metres deep.
The maximum temperature of the water is 22 Celsius degrees, which turns out to be good for tourists spending their holiday in July and August. Considering that the coastal line is moving together with water level fluctuations, there are no specific swimming beaches, but pontoon beaches are used instead and displaced to greater depths if needed.
The famous Drina Regatta with a long tradition in this region starts exactly on this lake. The lake represents a habitat for barbel, chub, roach, nose carp, catfish , trench thus making it very suitable for fishing.
Raca Monastery Complex
Some exhibits of greater value that could be seen in the monastery and treasury are: the relics of Saint Teokstit ( king Dragutin), Haji Milentije Stevanovic`s personal objects such as: a 1807 rebellion flag, ducal treasury, armour and golden chain with a cross Haji Milentije was bestowed upon by the Russian Emperor…
The Raca monastery is also the nursery of the most talented Serbian Orthodox church monks.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle, Studenica Archimandrite Julijan Knezevic and others acquired their religious lessons in this monastery.
According to the cultural monuments categorization, the Monastery Raca is declared as“the natural heritage of great importance“ and the area around it according to the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serba, as“immovable cultural property`s protected environment“.