Kopaonik has a rich historical heritage. The area was an important mining center during medieval times with many[quantify] Saxons operating in the area as miners. During those days there was an intensive trade with Ragusa (Dubrovnik).
Besides old churches and monasteries like Đurđevi stupovi, Studenica monastery, Sopoćani and Gradac Monastery, there are also several early and medieval fortresses that can be found on the heights, built by Serbian dynasties. The nearest Serbian medieval castle is Maglič.
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