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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 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 »
  • Oplenačka crkva je prelep spomenik srpske kulture sa kompletnim kompleksom muzeja u svojoj neposrednoj okolini.  more »