Vrmdža town

Location: the municipality of Sokobanja
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18230 Sokobanja

In the valley of Pakleš, not far from the village of Vrmdža, there are walls of an old town which the local people call ‘Latin’. The town dates from the Roman time and arose in the period until the 6th century, during the reign of Emperor Justinian. It was built for the protection of this part of Byzantine territory from the incursions of Avars and Slavs. It was destroyed in 1416 and that is all that is known about it as far as anthropology and demographics are concerned. According to the legend it was looted by Musa Kesedžija himself.