Kragujevac - The soul of Serbia

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Amidza House is one of the first building built in liberated Serbia (from Ottoman Empire) in 1818 in first liberate Serbian capital city, Kragujevac (Now, capital is Belgrade). It was built by prince Milos Obrenovic
Kragujevac (my hometown btw) is a city in Serbia, the largest city of the Šumadija region and the administrative centre of Šumadija District. It is the fourth largest city in the country after Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš. It is situated on the banks of the Lepenica River. Kragujevac is known for its weapons, munitions and Zastava car factory, which produces the Yugo, Florida, Zastava 10 (Punto, by Fiat licence) and Skala automobiles.

The city was founded in the year 1476. The first university in the newly independent Serbia was founded in Kragujevac in 1838, as well as the first grammar school (Gimnazija), Printworks (both in 1833), National theatre (1835) and the Military academy (1837). The University of Kragujevac (established 1976) is also located there. During the period between 1818 and 1839, Kragujevac served as the capital of the Principality of Serbia, during the reign of the Serbian prince Miloš Obrenović.

The name of the town derived from Serbian word "kraguj", which is a name used for one sort of the bird, thus the name means "the place of the kragujs".
cvanzoen says:
It all looks very good, so I do need to visit your country somewhere in the future!
Posted on: Jan 06, 2009
Marius1981 says:
i would love to see more of serbia. hopefully this year i'll make another quick run. been to belgrade last year and it was great! lovely country and great people!
Posted on: Jan 05, 2009
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Amidza House is one of the first b…
Amidza House is one of the first …
Kragujevac city centre
Kragujevac city centre
V3 monument. About 7.000 inhabitan…
V3 monument. About 7.000 inhabita…
V3 Monument
V3 Monument
Museum of Genocide (21. October 19…
Museum of Genocide (21. October 1…
City Market
City Market
City Market 1
City Market 1
I-st Kragujevac Gymnasium, the old…
I-st Kragujevac Gymnasium, the ol…
I-st Kragujevac Gymnasium 1
I-st Kragujevac Gymnasium 1
I-st Kragujevac Gymnasium 2
I-st Kragujevac Gymnasium 2
Headquarter building of Zastava Ca…
Headquarter building of Zastava C…
Notable building
Notable building
McDonalds building
McDonald's building
Notable buildings
Notable buildings
Notable buildings 1
Notable buildings 1
Main pedestrian zone
Main pedestrian zone
Main pedestrian zone 1
Main pedestrian zone 1
New Church (Built in XIX Century)
New Church (Built in XIX Century)
New Church 1
New Church 1
Old Church (built 1818)
Old Church (built 1818)
Monument, Church and Car factory (…
Monument, Church and Car factory …
First national serbian theatre (18…
First national serbian theatre (1…
National Theatre Књажеско…
National Theatre "Књажеск…
Prince Mihajlo Residence (XIX Cenu…
Prince Mihajlo Residence (XIX Cen…
Amidza House (winter)
Amidza House (winter)
University of Kragujevac
University of Kragujevac
KG Skyline at night
KG Skyline at night
Marija Serifovic (2007 Eurovision …
Marija Serifovic (2007 Eurovision…
New Year Eve 2001
New Year Eve 2001
New Year Eve 2001
New Year Eve 2001
Densely populated density in Kragu…
Densely populated density in Krag…
Night flew over the Aerodrom nest
Night flew over the Aerodrom nest
Aerodrom
Aerodrom
Main Post
Main Post
New Architecture
New Architecture
New Architecture 1
New Architecture 1
Sokolana, monumental building from…
Sokolana, monumental building fro…
Museum of weapons
Museum of weapons
Little stone bridge by the Bubanj …
Little stone bridge by the Bubanj…
Bubanj lake
Bubanj lake
Šumarice Lake
Šumarice Lake
Stone Bridge
Stone Bridge
One of two identical stone brdges …
One of two identical stone brdges…
Dvomostovlje
Dvomostovlje
Highway through the city
Highway through the city
Aerodrom Shopping Center
Aerodrom Shopping Center
Memorial Complex Milošev Venac
Memorial Complex "Milošev Venac"
Topolivnica
Topolivnica
Sokolana
Sokolana
Zastava Car Factory (Owned by Fiat)
Zastava Car Factory (Owned by Fiat)
KG Skyline
KG Skyline
Coordinates
Coordinates
Lake Arena
Lake Arena
Monumet from Croatian people in Sh…
Monumet from Croatian people in S…
Prodor
Prodor
II-nd Kragujevac Gymnasium
II-nd Kragujevac Gymnasium
Radnicki Shopping Center
Radnicki Shopping Center
Kragujevac
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