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  • Arandjelovac - Sumadija

    by Jerinici Updated Jan 23, 2008
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    Favorite thing: Aranđelovac is mostly well-known for the springs of remedial mineral water, which was of great help to Dositej Obradović in 1811. By the personal request of Miloš Obrenović, the Bukovik water was transported and used in his court, and in the beginning of the 20th century, hand-bottling of the mineral water for commercial use began, and through the decades to come it received the highest international marks for quality. Also, the beautiful park of Bukovička Banja Spa shares the popularity with Aranđelovac mineral water. It encompasses the area of 21.5 ha with the permanent exhibition of marble figures of the most eminent domestic (ex-Yugoslavian) and foreign authors, a product of the 30-year tradition of the festival Mermer i zvuci. All the events take place in the summer open scene in the park, or in the Sala kneževa, in the Staro zdanje hotel. This 150 year old hotel is situated in the park itself, and its original purpose was the summer residence for the Obrenović dynasty.The pavilion of Duke Miloš and several mineral water sources are also situated in the park. The mineral water is used in the Spa together with clay from the local area in curing diseases of gastrointestinal and hepatolibiar organs, respiratory diseases, and locomotor organs.

    The Aranđelovac municipality area is also historically important, since its Village of Orašac (6km from the town) is the birthplace of the First Serbian Uprising against the Turks in 1804. A memorial complex in Marićevića jaruga in Orašac is visited every year by the high country officials of Serbia, since the date when the rebellion started, February 15, is celebrated as the day the modern Serbian state is founded, and Karađorđe Petrović was chosen the leader of the uprising, and later, the country. Near the town is the Monastery of St. Archangel Michael in Brezovac.

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    The map - part three

    by Prasnjavi Written May 4, 2005

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    Favorite thing: "WHITE VENCAC" SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM:

    30. . Bosko Kucanski, Yugoslavia: "Spring", 1975.
    31. . Josip Diminic, Yugoslavia: "Tree, house, man", 1974.
    32. . Metodi Sova, Poland: "People", 1973.
    33. . Kosta Andjeli Radovani, Yugoslavia: "Women on a Cube", 1967.
    34. . Anel Miguel Gonzales, Mexico: "Totem", 1982.
    35. . Olga Jancic, Yugoslavia: "The Core of Form", 1972.
    36. . David Marshal, Canada: "A View through a Flower" , 1986.
    37. . Jo Sofer, W. Germany: "Sculpture", 1981.
    38. . Angelina Gatalica, Yugoslavia: "Maternity", 1966.
    39. . Stefan Manevski, Yugoslavia: "The Birth of Flower", 1970.
    40. . Drago Trsar, Yugoslavia: "The Circle of Life", 1967.
    41. . Aleksandar Burganov, Russia: "Nika", 1981.
    42. . Milija Nesic, Yugoslavia: "A Form for the Space", 1973.
    43. . Oto Logo, Yugoslavia: "A Shell", 1966.
    44. . Sume Vulas, Yugoslavia: "Sails", 1967.
    45. . Ana Vidjen, Yugoslavia: "Dry Season", 1967.
    46. . Ivan Kozaric, Yugoslavia: "The Form of Space", 1967.
    47. . Vojin Bakic, Yugoslavia: "Medallion", 1971.
    48. . Dragan Popovski, Yugoslavia: "Astronauts", 1969.
    49. . Olga Jevric, Yugoslavia: "The birth of a Flower", 1970.
    50. . Robert Coutirier, France: "Beans", 1968.
    51. . Branko Ruzic, Yugoslavia: "An Encounter", 1968.
    52. . Petar Hadziboskov,Yugoslavia:"Morning, noon, dusk, eavning"`69
    53. . Vida Jocic, Yugoslavia: "Bird" I, 1968.
    54. . Vida Jocic, Yugoslavia: "Bird" II,1971.
    55. . Lin Chedwic, Great Britain: "A Couple", 1978.
    56. . Antonio Pardizo, Italiy: "Flower", 1972.
    57. . Nadji Patel, India: "Nandi", 1979.
    58. . Milija Glisic,Yugoslavia:"A Puffed Form", 1968.
    59. . Jozeph Sageri, Austria: "Homoment", 1968.
    60. . Ante Jakic, Yugoslavia: "Throne", 1981.
    61. . Dragomir Mileusnic, Yugoslavia: "Cross", 1991.
    62. . Enrico Cotti, Italy: "Continuity and Transformation" ,1986.
    63. . Jovan Kratohvil, Yugoslavia: "Fruit",1969.
    64. . Sinji Sakai, Japan: "Fields in Four Seasons" 1996.

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    The map - part two

    by Prasnjavi Written May 4, 2005

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    Favorite thing: "WHITE VENCAC" SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM:


    1. Janez Lensi, Yugoslavia: "Sculpture", 1981.
    2. Edi Selmi, Tunisia: "Swinging in Free Space", 1973.
    3. Cordelia von Densteinen, Switzerland: "Traveling", 1974.
    4. Baj lan Seng, China: "Spring", 1981
    5. Slomo Selinze, France: "The Victory of Light", 1969.
    6. Raja Nikolic, Yugoslavia: "Obelix", 1996.
    7. Stanislav Hanzik, Czechoslovakia: "Poet and a Girl", 1969.
    8. Claude Lost, France: "Pelican", 1968.
    9. Lidija Misic, Yugoslavia: "Approaching a Circle", 1971.
    10. . Dragan Mojovic, Yugoslavia: "The Proof of the Centre of the World", 1992.
    11. . Zlatko Zlatic, Yugoslavia: "Piano", 1983.
    12. . Marsel Gugujanu, Romania: "Dallila", 1972.
    13. . Sangregorio Giancarlo, Italy: "The Genesis", 1967.
    14. . Leo de Vris, Holland: "Composition", 1979.
    15. . Misa Jurisic, Yugoslavia: "Presence", 1966.
    16. . Kengiro Asuma, Japan: "Mu", 1976.
    17. . Mahmud Musa, Egypt: "Tenderness", 1979.
    18. . France Rotar, Yugoslavia: "Birth", 1973.
    19. . Drago Djurovic, Yugoslavia: "Torso", 1977.
    20. . Gio Pomodoro, Italy: "In the Honor of Peoples` of Yugoslavia Movement Against Nazi-Fascism", 1970
    21. . Dusan Dzamonja, Yugoslavia: "Flower", 1970.
    22. . Matija Vukovic, Yugoslavia: "Njegos", 1966.
    23. . Carlo Ramu, Italy: "Idol", 1970.
    24. . Sosana Heiman, Israel: "A Sitting Woman", 1966.
    25. . Jelisaveta Sober Popovic, Yugoslavia: "Essence", 1971.
    26. . Kolja Milunovic, Yugoslavia: "Cavalier", 1967.
    27. . Frenk Vilson, Great Britain: "Man and a Dog", 1972.
    28. . Ksenija Ljubibratic, Yugoslavia: "Woman in thoughts", 1967.
    29. . Luka Tomanovic, Yugoslavia: "Oh, Man", 1976.

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    The map - part one

    by Prasnjavi Written May 4, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The collection of sculptures in the Park of Bukovicka Banja Spa, perpetuates the amazing permeation of refined stone and the intact nature, testifying the tendencies of the Yugoslav and international contemporary sculpture. The "White Vencac" Symposium has been classified by UNESCO as one of the world's most important actions in the field of fine arts.

    A Knjaz Milos by Svan Vujanic
    B Sphinx by Ivan Mestrovic
    V Obelix byRaja Nikolic
    G "Fountain" by Miodrag Gojkovic
    D "Lion" by Piter Ginter, Austria 1916
    I "Izvor" Hotel
    II "Sumadija" Hotel
    III "Staro Zdanje" Hotel
    IV Outdoor Swimming Pool
    V Spa Sanatorium - Specialized Hospital

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    The facts

    by Prasnjavi Written May 4, 2005

    Favorite thing: Aranjelovac now covers the area of 376 sq. km, with the population of about 50,000 in 17 settlements. From the entrance into the town, once the village of Vrbica which had been beyond town boundaries and now is within them, there runs a long main street leading to the center where, at the area of 24 ha, there is a beautiful park of "Bukovicka Banja" Spa. The old commercial and trade central zone has been preserved and it accommodates, as before, numerous shops, cafes, cake shops, restaurants... The street now bears the name of the town founder, Prince Milos. It connects the two preserved cultural and historical entities: Spa Park and the Museum of Paleolithic Period located in the Cave of Risovaca. Orasac, the third protected zone, is situated at the entrance of the town.

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    About

    by Prasnjavi Written May 4, 2005

    Favorite thing: From the mixture of primal pre-elements of water, earth and rock, in the embrace of the mountains of Bukulja and Vencac, Arandjelovac and its Bukovicka Banja Spa have grown as a specific settlement in the region of central Sumadija. The town is specific by its white marble, mineral water and clay resources, these inseparable phenomena of the existence of people from prehistoric to our times.

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    From Vrbica to Arandjelovac

    by Jeca011 Written Oct 20, 2004

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    Prince Milos Obrenovic

    Favorite thing: Some settlements in the area of our town date as far back as prehistoric times, as evidenced by the Paleolithic, Neolithic finds, as well as those from Roman times, middle ages... All the villages in municipality were founded by the end of XVII century, after the great migration of the Serbs who moved away from Montenegro and Hertzegovina. Upon Prince Milos's Decree on laying out straight streets and lined houses, a small town was established at the foot of Risovaca hill and developed along the left side of the Kubrsnica spring. Later on, it started growing towards the mineral water springs in the village of Bukovik as well. During the second reign of Prince Milos, he gave a promise, while traveling through the town, that he would raise a church there, dedicated to St. Archangel. In his Decree of August 1, 1859, he confirmed his promise in the last sentence of the document: "...the small town of Vrbica is now to be called Arandjelovac".

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