Kragujevac was once the capital of Serbia. But after the uprising against the Turks, Belgrade became the capital of Serbia. Kragujevac is the main city of the Sumadija region and is counted among the Serbia cities.
Kragujevac like other cities of Serbia tells its own stories.
Cities in Serbia includes cities like Belgrade, Uzice, Kosovska Mitrovica, Novi Sad, Nis and so on. The city of Kragujevac houses the first self regulated university of Serbia. Kragujevac has many dreadful memories of the past. The Kragujevac city of Serbia has undergone various upheavals in the former times. Serbian history unfolds the various uprisings, which the city bravely faced. After the resurgence from the Turkish rule, Kragujevac sprang to life. Prince Milos Obrenovic paved the way for the prosperous growth of Kragujevac.He declared Kragujevac as the capital of Serbia and gradually Kragujevac became the educational and cultural center of Serbia. The city had the first theater, Grammar school, military school and the first constitution of Serbia was also founded in Kragujevac.
Kragujevac also marks the architectural excellence of Serbia. The architecture of Kragujevac is a perfect blend of the nineteenth century Vienna Secession style and the traditional Turkish style. The attractions in Kragujevac are:
- The Historical Archives of Sumadija
- The High School- This school is Kragujevac’s oldest building built according to the European style.
- The National Museum
- The Old Parliament
- The Old Church of Descent of the Holy Spirit
- The Prince Mihailo Konak
The other sightseeing places in Kragujevac are Vrnjacka, Karadjordje’s Castle, The old Kalenic Monastery, Arandelovac, Mataruska Spas and the Church of Saint George in Topola.
A visit to the city of Kragujevac will unfold the beauty and architectural excellence of Serbia.