Monument to King Peter I
The monument existed before the Second World War and Ustashes moved it, in 1941, harnessed local Serbs. First non-communist local government put it back in 1991. The monument is initiated to King Peter I - Liberator, Serbian king who liberated south Slav countries of Austro-Hungarian and Turkish occupation in the Firs World War. It is situated in front of the City Hall.
They are very friendly and polite. Always ready to make some barbeque or things like this. No matter of weather conditions. But, be careful, my Godchild is working for the FBI. Don't talk to him too much. Otherwise, it could be used against you :)
Ethno village Stanisici
Ethno village Stanišići is famous touristic complex in region and one of most popular in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It was founded in 2003 and represent the imagination and nostalgia of its author Boris Stanišić.
Visitors here can learn about person in Bosnia on specific way. Here is complex build in two part, one is recreation and tourism and other is for spirit and sole by preserving tradition and authentic atmosphere of 19th and early 20th century. All around you can find a wooden houses and additional building of authentic farms and community with signs and dates. As part of this society for me this is very beautiful and I like idea of ethnological outdoor museum. You will find here: Serbian Orthodox monastery, museum, restaurant, cafes, souvenirs shops, hotels, bungalows, zoo etc. You could ride a touristic train and boat or walk trough small paths and cross several very different bridges.
I visited this place several times. On my last visit in July 2015 I notice many additional buildings and services and even beyond this complex. Next to it in previous clear space there is big area for kids, big sport complex and football academy and even real University. On VT database of location I find and separate location for Stanisici and tip with in but it is not right location. In vicinity of this touristic complex is city of Bijeljina and crossing border with Serbia.
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The date of foundation is hidden somewhere in the shadows of the far past, before the fatal cataclysm which the Serbian people experienced with the coming of the Turks. National tradition, not without reason, sets the date of foundation as beging during the Nemanich period, or to be more exact, during the region of King Dragutin, who rules these areas as "King of Srem". The chronicles of monasteries Tronosha and Pech say Dragutin's sons Vladislav and Uroshitz built it. The present church of monastery Tavna, built in the same place as the original, is without doubt older than the other monastic churches in the region, Ozren, Lipljen, Vozuca and Gostovic. Monastery Tavna was damaged in the first years of Turkish rule, but was restored by the people under the leadership of haiduks (anti-Turkish highwaymen). This was not the only time monastery was damaged. Later, during the Turkish period there were several attacks on monastery, because haiduks were hiding in it. Later, in the World Wide Wars, Tavna was destroyed, but people and monks from the village used to rebuild the church of the monastery.
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Orthodox Church in Ledinci
Serbian Orthodox Church dedicated to Nativity of Holly Mary in part of Bijeljina call Ledinci. Official name of this church is Synod Temple of the Nativity of the Mother of God (Serbian Cyrillic: Саборни храм рођења Пресвете Богородице, read: Saborni hram rođenja Presvete Bogorodice).
Construction of the temple in Bijeljina started in 2000, and two years later was made the foundation and consecration crosses. This is the largest church in the broader region whose area is 450 square meters. This is also, the memorial church dedicated to victims of latest war.
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary was officially opened 20. September 2009 in Bijeljina Holy Liturgy served by Bishop Irinej of Nis (present Patriarch), with another bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church (Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla eparchy, Vasilije of Srem, Jefrem of Banja Luka, Lukijan of Budapest, Nikandor of Banat, Artemije of Raska-Prizren eparchy, Konstantin of central Europe, Grigorije from Herzegovina and Antonije of Montenegro coastal).
Spiritual ceremonies on the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary (21th September according to old Julian calendar), popularly known as the Nativity (Mala Gospojina), was attended by Rajko Kuzmanovic, former president of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, prime minister, Sredoje Novic, Minister of Civil Affairs, the envoys of President Boris Tadic, a representative of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, popular Serbian basketball player Dejan Bodiroga and many others.
Godfathers of the temple are Milorad Dodik, Mico Micic, Mayor of Bijeljina, and Mitar Smith, a contractor, and the godfather of the iconostasis Dusko Lazarevic, a businessman from Bijeljina.
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Etno selo STANISICI
Ethno village "Stanišiæ" takes us back in time making us closer to nature and our ancestors, and making us admire the simplicity of rural life of the past. Here one rests his eyes and soul, he becomes kinder, while the babbling of the brook and the sound of the watermill make him wiser.
In March 2003 the village was founded. In the beginning there were a tavern, a brook and a pond. That was just a part of the idea that has been realised slowly and gradually. The process also included collecting antiques especially from the village of Brgule near the town of Vareš in the central Bosnia. The village presents a central Bosnian household with a house, dairy store, mill and stale.What has been also made so far is the open-air part of the tavern (the number of indoor and outdoor seats is 350) and two village houses (cottages) which provide for lodging.
Five more houses, a big pond, an old stone bridge and the church are being built.
The village is located in the north-eastern part of Bosnia, and the Republic of Srpska, near the town of Bijeljina.
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in front of ethno village
this is entrance to ethno village. The whole complex isn't very big, but it is so warm and arranged with a lot of taste for old customs and folclore, that it is quite enough to enjoy it as it is.
Bulit before few months, and not finished yet, this is a great place to meet old serbian costumes and folclor.
in etno village, you can really enjoy village spirit. they have ponnies that you can feed, watch or probably ride, too (kids).
as you can see, i was totally fascinated with ethno village : ) this is meat drying and smoked above the fire and smoke
view on etno village
this is view on etno village when you enter it. on the left side there is a barn for ponnies, and on the right is a restaurant.
view on etno village from the other side : )
this is view from the other side. Big wood house on the other side of the pond is restaurant. all around are small houses built in old etno style.
Serbian Liberators monument
Monument is initiated to fallen soldiers of the Army of Republic of Srpska and all people fallen for Republic of Srpska liberty. It is situated on the main city square.
The oldest building in Bijeljina is Serbian Orthodox Church. Church is initiated to Saint George.