Oplenac Church

Nestled atop the lush hill of Oplenac in Topola, the St. George's Church stands as a radiant beacon of Serbian history and artistry. Its radiant mosaics and royal connections beckon travelers from far and wide. Read more

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The Oplenac Church, or St. George's Church, is not just an ordinary place of worship but also a mausoleum housing the remains of the Serbian Karadjordjevic royal family. Established by King Peter I of Serbia, the church boasts an exquisite interior adorned with over 40 million mosaic pieces, covering an impressive 3,500 square meters. These vibrant mosaics recount stories from the Bible, imitating the masterpieces found in some of the most famous churches across the globe.
The church is part of a larger complex that also includes the King’s house, vineyards, and the royal wine cellar. The panoramic view of the Šumadija region from Oplenac Hill is awe-inspiring, with the church's white marble facade gleaming against the verdant backdrop, symbolizing Serbia's blend of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.
Exploring Oplenac Church and its environs provides a profound understanding of Serbian history, architecture, and the enduring spirit of its people.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Oplenac Church

Karadjordje’s Town

Also known as the "Old Church", it's where the founder of modern Serbia, Karadjordje Petrović, is interred. It represents the beginning of the modern Serbian state and has a rich history.

Royal Winery

Established by King Peter I, the winery is famous for its unique wine varieties. Visitors can take guided tours, learn about the winemaking process, and indulge in tastings.

Museum of First Serbian Uprising

Located in Topola's center, the museum showcases artifacts and exhibits from the uprising against the Ottoman Empire, offering insight into Serbia's fight for independence.

Karadjordje’s Residence

A significant historical monument, it gives insights into the life and times of the leader of the First Serbian Uprising.

Lipar Lake

A short drive from Oplenac, it's an ideal spot for relaxation and picnics with serene lake views.

Jasenovo Monastery

Located nearby, this monastery is an epitome of tranquility, spirituality, and architectural beauty.

Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences

A unique attraction offering insights into nuclear research and applications in various fields.

Avala Tower

A short drive away, it's one of the tallest structures in the Balkans, offering panoramic views of Belgrade and its surroundings.

Kosmaj Mountain

Ideal for nature enthusiasts, the area offers hiking trails, picnic spots, and historical monuments.

Ravanica Monastery

A medieval gem that represents the Serbian Morava architectural style, it’s renowned for its frescoes and cultural significance.

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In and around Oplenac Church

Smederevo Fortress (51.1 km)

Perched on the serene banks of the Danube River, the Smederevo Fortress stands as a grand reminder of Serbia's medieval glory and turbulent history.

Avala Tower (51.71 km)

Dominating the skyline and gracing the lush landscape of Avala Mountain near Belgrade, the Avala Tower is not just a broadcasting structure; it's a symbol of Serbian resilience, pride, and architectural prowess.

Belgrade (66.74 km)

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is a dynamic metropolis with a rich history and vibrant culture. Here, the old world and modern trends come together to create a fascinating mix worth discovering.

Viminacium (69.41 km)

An ancient Roman city and military camp. As one of the most significant archaeological sites in Serbia, Viminacium unveils the secrets of a civilization that once stood tall, right at the doorstep of the Roman Empire.

Aeronautical Museum Belgrade (70.96 km)

Hovering on the fringes of Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, the Aeronautical Museum stands as a soaring testament to human ingenuity and the evolution of aviation.

Vrsac (108.61 km)

Nestled at the base of the Vršac Mountains, Vršac is a charming Serbian town known for its rich history, scenic vineyards, and diverse architecture.

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