Sremska Kamenica is on the slope of Fruska Gora and there are also headquarters of “Fruska Gora National Park” in this lovely XIX century building at central square. In fact municipium of Sremska Kamenica cover the part of National Park.
Their activities are protection, preservation and bio-geographical characteristics of the area, different ecosystems and authentic flora, fauna and fungi diversity improving, prevention of activities that could perturb main and other characteristics of the National Park and well as scientific research, activities related to culture and education of the people
They also working on planning and disposing of the National Park area, augmentation and revitalization of endangered areas.
Serbian Orthodox church (built from 1837 to 1844) is dedicated to Virgin Mary and replaced an older church that was built on the same place. In the churchyard and also on outer church walls you could see some old sculptures and plaques that remain from that older structure. As you can see on the photo style is mixed, provincial baroque with elements of Serbian traditional styles and influences from Fruska Gora monasteries. Inside are many valuable paintings from 18. and 19. century. The most important one is picture of St. Michael from 1856. In front of that picture conspirators against Serbian king Aleksandar Obenovic swear that they will kick him from the throne. That was happen… few months later, King Aleksandar and Queen Draga was murdered and it was end of Obrenovic dynasty and chance for Karadjordjevic dynasty to get throne of Serbia again.
Church also keep some other valuable religious items as hand written gospel from L’vov (Ukraine) and cross that was gift of Russian Czar Nikolai I.
There is also part of the Holly body of St. Paraskeva (St. Petka).
One time there was many mythical sculptures in the park but only few of them remain and they also need some serious reconstruction. The most famous are so-called “Five heads” on “hill of love” that represent five roman-style heads on high pillars. That place from distance you could see on the photo on intro page.
When palace was finished he hired gardeners to transform forest park that existed on that place into an English-type scenic park. Today place is seat of hydrometeorological centre for the region. Very interesting is inner yard of palace but that could be visited only on special occasions.
In 1750 count Livius Marcibanyi bought Kamenica property from Hungarian count Ifelin. He decided to build up summer residence on that place and construction started in 1790. Present appearance palace gets in 1836 when new wing was added. Guido Karacsonyi, counts son in law, hired architects to make palace in classical style with doric and ionic pillars.
Present Catholic church was building in 19. century on the place of older churches that there already existed. Church is simply, small and elegant and mixes of neo-baroque (tower) and classicism. There is also nice garden in the yard.
In Sremska Kamenica you could find some lovely family houses from 18. century constructed in provincial baroque style as these two houses close to orthodox churches are. Well, that houses are still private family houses so you could admire them only outside. On that yellow house on the photo is inscription that house was built in 1796.
This page will be dedicated to the one of the greates serbian kid's poet , Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, better known as Cika Jova Zmaj .
The Museum of Zmaj is in Sremska Kamenica , and if you are a kid it is must see activity for you , even if you are adult , you might grown up with his poems .
Park covers an area of more than 25 hectares and has many rare plants and nice hiking trails. Park is beautiful in any year season. More photos of park you could see in my travelogue.
This house is just one example of the typical family houses from 19. century. There are a lot of them all around the village.
The sign on the house /museum of Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj says: This monument is under the state protection!