Kuršumlija municipality is located in southern Serbia, in Toplica district, and its territory is mostly located in the upper flow of the river Toplica, and in the basins of its tributaries Kosanica and Banjska. Administrative and cultural center of the municipality is a city of Kursumlija.

Environment of Kursumlija was inhabited from the prehistoric times. The largest and closest archaeological sites from this period were in the villages Plocnik and Vica, 12 km northeast of Kursumlija. Historical sources say Illyrians, Thracians and Greeks lived in this reagon in BC, and later the Celts who drove the Romans in their conquest of the Balkans from 229 BC to 14 of the new era. The first written document about the new name of the settlement is from 1019.

Great Serbian Zupan Stefan Nemanja began his historical mission in today's Kursumlija. In the vicinity of its first capital Nemanja built its first endowment, the monasteries of Svete Bogorodice and St. Nikola. After conquering this area, the Turks called this place Kursumlje, and the name will be kept until the liberation from the Turks in 1878, and several years later. Tourist places in the municipality of Kursumlija are Prolom Spa, Spa Kursumlija, Lukovska Spa, Devil’s town (the world's rarity of unique geomorphological phenomenon), ‘Rudar’ (motel on Toplica Highway), and the city Kursumlija with remnants of the two oldest medieval monasteries of Nemanjic’s dinasry, and other cultural and historical monuments.


  • International photo colony ‘Devil’s town’
  • Art colony ‘White Church’
  • Guslar’s night
  • A number of events in Krusumlija, Prolom and Lukovska Spas