Abstract:Get to know “rebellious Serbia” and it’s path of establishing modern state while visiting Oplenac, The Mausoleum of The Serbian Royal Dynasty of Karadjordjevic!
Visiting Oplenac hill complex
The tour departs from your preferred location in Belgrade at 10 am.
It leads to Topola, small town 80 km away from Belgrade and Oplenac hill complex, dedicated to Karadjordevic family.
Topola served as Karadjordje campaign headquarters during the First National Uprising and today this area is famous as wine region. After visiting Topola you will continue to Oplenac hill complex where you will visit several sites. First of them is King Peter’s House with thematic exhibitions dedicated to the Karadjordjevic Royal Family. Exhibitions includes numerous relics and symbols of artistic and material value. The second stop is Church of St. George is the mausoleum of the Serbian and Yugoslav Royal house of Karadjorđević. Decorated entirely with spectacular mosaics, church is sort of a museum of reproductions of the most beautiful frescoes of the medieval Serbian art. Then you will continue to Royal wine cellar – on the hills of Oplenac, where King Peter I planted vineyards, from which they made superb wine. Wine from this region was well known for it’s quality among major European royal courts. The last stop is Karadjordje’s konak, once fortified residence of Djordje Petrovic – Karadjorđe during First Serbian Uprising (1804.) now stands as a museum dedicated to him.
The lunch is optional and can be organized in one of the traditional restaurants in Topola.
Arrival to Belgrade is at 6 pm, the guide will drop you off at requested location.
2 persons are minimum for realization of the tour