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Oplenac, Topola

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Visit the exceptionally lavish resting place of 28 members of the Royal House of Karađorđević at Oplenac. The church and mausoleum were designed in 1910, but couldn't be finalized until 1930, due to the Balkan Wars and Austro-Hungarian lootings; eventually, the officials replaced the stolen and destroyed objects with even more opulent gilded ones. As you approach, observe the luminous white marble structure, and step inside to see the exquisite interior, including decorations created out of 15,000 different shades of polished marble, glass, and gold. Take note of the 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) chandelier, which hangs upside-down to symbolize the fall of the Serbian Empire in the battle for Kosovo of 1389. There is a small entrance fee, which you pay at the ticket booth in front of the church. Plan to visit Oplenac during your Topola vacation using our convenient Topola trip itinerary maker.
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  • Oplenac Hill, near Topola, hosts the most impressive and beautiful example of Byzantine religious architecture in the Balkans. This marble-faced edifice is the highest church in all of Serbia and was ...  more »
  • Oplenac is a very nice place full of history. You can see the power that had the Yugoslavian dynasty throughout the centuries. Plus the mosaics in the churches are simply beautiful.  more »
  • On top of the hill. The church's inside is magnificent. The mosaics are fabulous. It is also the resting place of Serbian hero Karadjordje and King Petar 1st. Right nex't to the church is also the hou...  more »
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  • Located in the heart of Serbia, Oplenac is a place which everybody interested in good wine, beautiful nature and history should visit. Topola's fair 'Oplenacka Berba' is unique way to experience life and amenities of this region. Old house of Karadjordjevic dynasty, magnificent Church of Saint George surrounded by hectares of forest, tells a story how important were family, faith and peace to people of Serbia. It's all still there, waiting for guests to feel it. Welcome.
  • Really nice place to visit with family or friends
  • Very interesting King's church with beautiful mosaics. Beautiful park around the church. There are few more museums to visit, all included in one ticket package.
  • This is must see if you are going through this part of Serbia. Beautiful and historically important church is surrounded by very nice and big park.
  • Very interesting place to visit and spend the day. Birthplace of the Serbian royal dynasty Karadjordjevic. If you buy a ticket in the morning, which applies to all the historic locations in the city, you will have enough time to visit the church, mausoleum of King Petar I Karadjordjevic, Karadjordje city (the leader of the First Serbian Uprising for the release of the Ottoman Empire), hunting house with all the medals family Karadjordjevic as well as the winery, which was restored a few years ago and produced in small quantities excellent wine. At the end of the day, the in the hotel oplenac you will be able to refresh yourself with Oplenac wine and Serbian grill specialties