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Oplenac, Topola

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 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Topola attractions using our Topola driving holiday planner .
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  • It does not describe slovamii, a must see with your own eyes. Create this! Until you will not believe. Temple Of Svt. George is the mausoleum of the royal dynasty Karađorđević. There is a small church of St. Peter, the Museum (though very small). It is located in Oak Grove, in December it acquired Golden brownish tint.
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  • The Church is a neo-Byzantine building with five domes. It is covered with white marble. 30 m long and 27 m high and dedicated to Saint George. Above the main entrance is a mosaic image of the Patron Saint. King Peter I. Karađorđević has determined the area around the mountain in 1903 for his Foundation. Vineyards created and started the construction of the Church. Everything was completed but until 1930 I Karađorđević, King Alexander. Under the Church is the crypt. Here are 39 graves of the family. The beautiful images of millions mosaics on the walls and ceiling are the attraction. The church stands on the Hill of Oplenac. In addition, a visit and guided tour of the Museum of the Karađorđević dynasty is very interesting. To get something out of breath from the parking lot to top. But "the ascent" is worth. At the car park, small restaurant with garden. Can you drink or eat. In addition, there are toilets.
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  • For our terms clear and or held. Though it could be a little better, a little more labeled, that has a panel that more talk about the history, importance ... be sure to walk behind the Church and down the path toward vineyards ... even in the daylight with fog as we had a wonderful experience.
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  • Great historical and spiritual heritage of Serbian Royal family
  • On the main road Belgrade-Kragujevac, in the heart of Sumadija is located the town of Topola which gained fame during the first Serbian uprising. On a hill next to town of Oplenac, you can see the beautiful church of white marble, dedicated to St. George, whose driveway starts a long staircase from the hotel Oplenac. The Church was beautifully decorated for the port, surrounded by greenery of dense trees, sitting on one of the benches and enjoy perfect peace. After that visit and the Interior of the Church. I'm sure that will delight you with incredible beauty of mosaics made of glass cubes with many different shades of color. Next to the Church is Peter's House, the residence of King Peter during his stay at Oplenac. After the tour, you can visit the Church of St. Mary, Karadjordje's konak and school. You will enjoy in this place, because a lot of that can be seen.
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  • Ovo je istorijsko mesto. Nije u pitanju verujete li u Kraljevinu ili ne, treba ga videti. Ima lepota koje ce vredeti sve više.
  • Прелепо историјско наслеђе. Обавезно треба видети!
  • Should be paid to the Church entrance to children 300din, the adults 400din!
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