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Oplenac, Topola

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#3 of 47 in Historic Sites in Central Serbia
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • The monument on the top of Oplenac is very impressive. It's a tomb of Karadjordjevic family, and is old more than a 100 years. The façade of the object is made of white marble, and all the icons on...  more »
  • In the very heart of Serbia, on the hill surrounded by forest which is actually a huge nature park, there is the Church on the top with Mausoleum inside with exceptional frescoes next to the...  more »
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