Kraljevo Things to Do

  • Rafting 2
    Rafting 2
    by NENADT
  • City museum
    City museum
    by NENADT
  • Main square
    Main square
    by NENADT

Most Recent Things to Do in Kraljevo

  • Merry Descent

    by NENADT Written May 3, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Maglic
    4 more images

    Tourist organization of Kraljevo municipality, in association with Kayak club “Ibar” from Kraljevo, are the organizers of “Veseli spust” (Merry slope) – rafting from medieval citadel of Magliè to the city of Kraljevo. This unique attraction is growing in number every year and is aquiring an ever growing international character.

    From early morrning buses and trucks start off from Kraljevo carrying people and boats, worming up in Magliè with some rakija and a lot of positive energy, and than we hit the river that will carry the happy crowd on just about anything that can float back to Kraljevo.

    Related to:
    • Kayaking
    • Rafting
    • Camping

    Was this review helpful?

  • Zica - Kings monastery

    by NENADT Written May 3, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Church
    4 more images

    Heading towards Kraljevo, you can stop at the Žica Monastery. Constructed in 1209 and finished in 1217, this church is painted in a distinctive rusty red color. Like the churches at Studenica and Mileševa, the architecture is in the Raska style. Here, a church service was also in progress. In the arched entryway, I could see a few frescoes. Sadly, most of the original frescoes were destroyed by Bulgarians in 1290 or later by Turks seeking to obliterate any depiction of the human image. On both sides of this entryway were round windows intricately carved out of stone. On the grounds was a beautiful domed baptistery, reconstructed from some of the original fragments.

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Studenica - Presentation of the Holy Virgin

    by NENADT Written May 3, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Crucifixion
    4 more images

    The monastery Studenica, dedicated to the Presentation of the Holy Virgin, is the mother-church of all Serbian temples. It was constructed over quite long period of time. The first stage works were completed by the spring of 1196, when Stefan Nemanja abandoned his throne and settled in the monastery's foundation. When he later left for Hilandar, his son and successor Stefan took over the care of Studenica. Nemanja died in Hilandar in 1199. Nemanja's third son Sava, after reconciling his brothers Stefan and Vukan, moved Nemanja's relics to Studenica. Under guardianship of Sava, Studenica became the political, cultural and spiritual center of medieval Serbia. Among his other endeavors, Sava composed a "Studenica Typikon", the rule-book where he described St. Simon's (Nemanja's) life, leaving evidence of the spiritual and monastic life of his time.

    Related to:
    • Religious Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

  • Studenica monastery

    by NENADT Written May 3, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Studenica
    4 more images

    The Studenica monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery situated 39 km southwest of Kraljevo, in central Serbia. It is one of the largest and richest Serb Orthodox monasteries.

    Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the medieval Serb state, founded the monastery in 1190. The monastery's fortified walls encompass two churches: the Church of the Virgin, and the Church of the King, both of which were built using white marble. The monastery is best known for its collection of 13th- and 14th century Byzantine-style fresco paintings.

    In 1986 UNESCO included Studenica monastery on the list of World Heritage Sites.

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Religious Travel
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Studenica monastery

    by NENADT Written May 3, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Studenica monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery situated 39 km southwest of Kraljevo, in central Serbia. It is one of the largest and richest Serb Orthodox monasteries.

    Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the medieval Serb state, founded the monastery in 1190. The monastery's fortified walls encompass two churches: the Church of the Virgin, and the Church of the King, both of which were built using white marble. The monastery is best known for its collection of 13th- and 14th century Byzantine-style fresco paintings.

    In 1986 UNESCO included Studenica monastery on the list of World Heritage Sites.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Goc mountain

    by NENADT Written Apr 18, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Goc 1
    4 more images

    The Mountain ranges of Zeljin, Studena, Ravna Planina, Stolovi and Goc are located on the right side of the Ibar river gorge, and south of Kraljevo city.

    Goc is a nice place for begginers and children, offers chance for excursion into the mountains.

    Related to:
    • Camping
    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Mountain Climbing

    Was this review helpful?

  • Crafting tour - Veseli spust

    by NENADT Written Apr 13, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Veseli spust 1
    4 more images

    Every summer you can attend adventure on the water, crafting tour from Maglic - mediaval fortress down the Ibar river till the Kraljevo. A lot of people, young and older enjoy in whole day on the water, with music, good food and beuatiful girls along.

    Related to:
    • Cycling
    • Water Sports
    • Kayaking

    Was this review helpful?

  • Maglic

    by NENADT Updated Apr 13, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Maglic 1
    4 more images

    Magliè was probably built in the first half of the 13th century by Stephen the First Crowned or his son Urosh I. During the Serbian empire it was the seat of Archbishop Danilo II, who in Magliè wrote his famous hagiographies and regiographies.

    After capturing Smederevo on June 20, 1459, the Ottoman Empire occupied Magliè and held it until its recapture by Serbs during the Great Turkish War. After the defeat of the Serbian uprising the Ottoman Turks took it back, but they abandoned it soon after.

    During the Second Serbian Uprising Voivod Radoslav Jeleèanin ambushed Turks in it and stopped their advance from Novi Pazar.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Medieval castle

    by NENADT Written Apr 12, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Maglic 1
    3 more images

    The medieval fortress of Maglic is located 16 km south of Kraljevo in the Ibar gorge. Its ramparts and towers are very well preserved and impressive even today. Maglic is one of the finest monuments of the medieval Serbian military architecture. It was a stronghold intended for the defense of the monasteries of Zica and Studenica. Early in the 14th century, Maglic was the residence of a Archbishop Danilo, an important figure in Serbian history and well-known biographer of the early Serbian rulers. Of the many structures that once stood in the fortress, only the ruins of Danilo's palace and remains of a church can be seen today.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Kayaking

    Was this review helpful?

  • Zica Monastery

    by NENADT Written Apr 12, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Zica Monastery
    2 more images

    The foundation of the Serbian King Stefan Nemanjic, the First-Crowned, monastery Zica has been built between 1208 and 1230. In 1219 Zica became the first seat of the Serbian Archbishopic. The church, dedicated to the Ascension of Our Lord, displays the features of the Raska school.

    Related to:
    • Religious Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kraljevo on the water

    by NENADT Written Apr 10, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tennis court 1
    4 more images

    Kraljevo is located in the central part of Serbia, 170 km away from Belgrade. It is placed in the valley made by the rivers Ibar and Zapadna Morava. Kraljevo is well known for its sport & entertainment. Nearby the Ibar river there is sport center on open air with a lot of sport facilities for playing tennis, basketball, football and swimming. It is a part of city which consist of new buildings, restaurants on the water and national kitchens.

    Related to:
    • Cycling
    • School Holidays
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Main street - Omladinska ulica

    by NENADT Written Apr 13, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Main street 1
    3 more images

    At sunny days, you can see a lot of people been outside drinking coffee and making friendships. Omladinska street is full of young people and of course nice girls.

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Zica lake

    by NENADT Written Apr 13, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Zica lake

    You can rest here at the lake nearby the Zica monastery. It is a wonderful place, quiet and clean for families and couples.

    Related to:
    • Fishing
    • Cycling
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • Main square

    by NENADT Written Apr 12, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Main square

    The main sqaure of city Kraljevo, statue of liberty in the center of the square and hotel Turist behind it.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • City museum

    by NENADT Written Apr 12, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    City museum

    It is a nice place to start your visit of Kraljevo, to get fist-hand information about tthe history of this city and its region.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Kraljevo

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

96 travelers online now

Comments

Kraljevo Travel Guide

Kraljevo Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Kraljevo things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Kraljevo sightseeing.

View all Kraljevo hotels