Royal Hotel Kragujevac
Gruzanska 17, Kragujevac, 34000, Serbia
Best accommodation in Kragujevac
Hotel Royal is best place in Kragujevac for accommodation of bussines people. Its 5 min walk to centar of town. People that work here are very helpful and willing to give every information or service you may need. It has wireless, tv-cable and air condition. Parking for longer stays is free od charge and very secure.
Unique Quality: People that work here are very helpful and willing to give every information or service you may need. It has wireless, tv-cable and air condition. Parking for longer stays is free od charge and very secure.
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Hotel Nr Cka Daca Stadium
Hi, can anyone advise nearest hotel to Cka Daca Stadium please and public transport details would be go if possible.
Re: Hotel Nr Cka Daca Stadium
Everyone is pretty near, within 20 minutes of walk (or 2-3 E by taxi). But "Sumarice" is the nearest. Cika Daca is between Veliki park and Sumarice (see our tips about both, and you'll have the idea of location).
Travel Tips for Kragujevac
The Court building from 1903 is that pale orange building. it is situated in city center and it is one of the buildings that Kragujevac is recognized for. My first memories are conected to this building. My mom used to work there and she took me with her several times.
FICA – The Journey Through History (V)
Just a few would know what is Zastava 750 or Zastava 850. Mentioning FICA – it is completely different story. FICA was the most popular product of 20th century Kragujevac industry, and the most popular car in former Yugoslavia. Originally it was Fiat 600 and, produced in Kragujevac – Zastava 750 (and later 850).
During 60s and 70s FICA was like the member of the family. For this short story I have to quote Dejan Ivanovic and his essay "Fica Internacionale!": "Fica is the means of transportation with four wheels, and, if you are very generous – it is a car. Its purpose was to be used by small persons for short distances, but whole families […] used it to travel across whole country to visit cousins […]". One of FICA’s achievement was to be in "leading role" in "National Class Category Up to 785 ccm". FICA was produced in Kragujevac for 25 years, untill 1985.
There is a fun club of FICA, and FICA can often be seen all over former Yugoslavia, even nowadays.
Square Called Kod krsta – The Meeting Point (I&V)
Trg heroja – Heros' Square is known by the more often used – Kod krsta (by the Cross). It is center point of Kragujevac and the most common meeting point. The majority of the public events take place there. Many protests against Slobodan Milosevic regime took place there too.
Just by the Cross there is sphere with inscription:
East Longitude 20 degrees, 54 minutes, 37 seconds
North Latitude 44 degrees, 0 minutes, 36 seconds
173 m Above Sea Level
Center Point of Kragujevac
(see photo 3)
Dracha Monastery with the church of St. Nicolas
Dracha (Draca) Monastery is 9 km (5 miles) from Kragujevac. It is slightly off the road as you drive to Gornji Milanovac. Watch out for the brown sign announcing the monastery. The monastery was built in 16th century. The current frescoes are from 1735. It is a very quiet place where a visitor can spend hours and forget about the time.
Draca, Crkva Svetog Nikole (I&V)
Unlike the Draca monastery in general, the data about monastery church are precisely known due to the inscriptions inside it. Crkva Svetog Nikole – the Church of Saint Nicholas was built between the 27th of May and 6th of October 1734; the works on the fresco paintings started on the 1st of September 1735, and the date of its completion is unknown but it was within the same year.
Ktitor – the noble patron, of the church was Stanisa Markovic Mlatisuma.
The church was built in the style of Moravska skola – the Morava School, typical for Serbian sacred architecture of the second half of 14th and the 15th centuries. Although of modest size, almost without any ornaments, with low dome, it was probably the most important structure built at that time in Serbia, outside of Belgrade. The bell tower is latter, 1830s addition, and it is very obvious. It was added by Toma Vucic Perisic. It is of baroque style, "imported" from Vojvodina, north Serbian province, and, at that time, part of Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Frescoes in the Church of Saint Nicholas were painted by the unknown artists, probably from Macedonia. They suffered severe destruction, but still, they are among the best examples of the 18th century fresco painting in Serbia.
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