Mojkovac lies at the doorstep of two national parks: Durmitor and Biogradska Gora. Though the city has a history of industrial mining, recent focus has been placed on adventure tourism and organic farming.
The Tara Valley region has been inhabited since Illyrian and Roman times. Slavs later founded the Brskovo parish within the present-day Mojkovac municipality. Mining in the region began during the Middle ages. Silver coins were minted in Brskovo, allowing it to develop into a trading center. Local salts, wines, and cloth were traded with Kotor, Dubrovnic, and Venice. The Brskova vanished at the end of the 14th century, partly due to the bubonic plague.
Mojkovac (Мојковац) roughly translates to “my coin”. According to legend, Kung Uros uttered the words “my coin” when minting money int he Brskovo mine. Ковати can mean coin, mint, or smith. There is more to the town’s history than mining. Montenegrin army defeated Austro-Hungarian troops in Mojkovac during World War I. Citizens of Mojkovac also contributed to the defeat of Fascism during World War II and seven were named national heroes.
The Monastery of St. George was erected in Dobrilovina, along the banks of the Tara River in the 16th century. The Serbian Orthodox Monastery was made of wood and stone and contains centuries-old frescoes. Pair a monastery visit with further exploration of the Tara River Valley, the deepest in Europe and second-deepest in the world next to the Grand Canyon.