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Private Day Tour to Royal Town Topola and Oplenac Mausoleum
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Oplenac Mausoleum, is the Mausoleum of Yugoslavian royal Karadjordjevic family. The path to the mausoleum goes through peaceful park surrounded by tall trees. Besides the 2 tombs in the mausoleum, there are 20 something more tombs in the basement. The whole mauseloum is made out of millions of mosaics. The mausoleum consists of few other sites: King Petar's house, from which he observed the construction of the mausoleum; King's villa, and the royal vineyards. Besides the mausoleum that is grandiose, other sites are made much simpler, but not less interesting. Overall very knowledgeable trip. Don't miss it!

Oh, and don't miss the opportunity to buy some of the great red and/or white royal wine.

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful church on top of a peaceful hill!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

I have visited this church several times. It is so beautiful where it lies on the top of a hill. It is located in a peaceful park filled with oak trees. I can recommend to go into the church and see its beautiful mosaic ceilings and marble floors. Beautiful.

I can also recommend to go into the small museum just next to the church. It does not have a lot of things in it but the things that are there are interesting and illustrate important pieces of the history of Serbia.

I can also recommend to go to the wine yards that are located at the hills around Oplenac and Topola. Alexandrovic is a favourite (although a bit expensive).

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Peace and Beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

The church of St. George on Oplenac houses the remains of 26 members of the Karageorgevic Dynasty in the crypt. The church itself is beautiful. The frescoes appear as if they were painted yesterday. The church itself holds the remains of King Peter I and "Black George" better known as Karageorge. The lower crypt holds the remains of King Alexander I and other members of the Royal Family. This past year, the remains of King Peter II were interred here after originally being interred inside the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox monastery in Libertyville Illinois.

Visited September 2013
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Kragujevac, Serbia
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“Peaceful and beatiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

I visit Oplenac every now and then. It is one of the most beautiful places in Serbia. It comprises several buildings, including St. George's Church, King Peter's house, Queens house, King's Villa, Winegrower's house, and Swimming pool. When you buy a ticket for the whole complex, which is inexpensive, you can also visit Karadjordjes quarters with a church and small gallery close to royal complex.
You should not expect large and luxurious buildings. The most impressive and grandiose building in complex is St. George's Church. The church is made of marble, while the other buildings are made of less expenssive materials - wood or bricks. However, the place is peaceful and has beautiful nature. The complex is actually in the park and has excellent view. I love this place especially in late summer afternoons when the light and shadows are amazing.
Oplenac was and is famous for its vineyards and wines, so you should take chance to visit the royal wine cellar to see the technology of making wine and try their wine. This place is about mile from Oplenac.

Visited October 2012
3 Thank Milan C
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“Favorite day in Serbia!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

What a superb place. it is so photogenic and a great place to connect with Serbian history. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and as first time visitors to Serbia, it was a great way to learn about the history and culture. When choosing to visit Oplenac, we decided to stay over night in the area. Our innkeeper at The House of Colovic met us in Topola providing translation in the mausoleum and museums in the Oplenac complex as well as much other detail about Serbian history and culture. After visiting beautiful Oplenac, we followed him to three monasteries we would never have found on our own. It was our favorite day in Serbia. Inside the mausoleum, there is a guide provided who provides basic information in English, but it wouldn't have been enough for us. But regardless, having a guide is important if you are to get the most out of your visit to Oplenac unless you are just interested in taking photos ...and you will get beautiful photos indeed!

Visited September 2013
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