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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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  • In the middle of Serbia, after a 70-minute drive west of Belgrade, one arrives at the town of Topola. On top of the nearby Mali Oplenac hill is the imposing white marble orthodox church of St. George ...  more »
  • 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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  • Located in a very nice and green area with a lot of surrounding sightseeing and walking areas. I couldn't visit inside but the outdoor landscape was great. From this point you can have a look at town and wineries around. Also there is a great walking route near the church
  • Great place for visit!
  • Great historical and spiritual heritage of Serbian Royal family
  • Oplenac u Topoli. Crkva u Oplencu. U crkvi su sahranjeni svi upokojeni iz porodice Karađorđević. Pored crkve nalazi se kuća Petra I Karađorđevića. Takođe ispred kuće nalazi se i spomenik Petru I Karađorđeviću. Veoma lep kompleks. Obilazak celog kompleksa košta 400 din i traje 2 sata.
  • Pravo mesto za podsetiti se ko smo bili.
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