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Oplenac, Topola

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Visit the exceptionally lavish resting place of 28 members of the Royal House of Karađorđević at Oplenac. The church and mausoleum were designed in 1910, but couldn't be finalized until 1930, due to the Balkan Wars and Austro-Hungarian lootings; eventually, the officials replaced the stolen and destroyed objects with even more opulent gilded ones. As you approach, observe the luminous white marble structure, and step inside to see the exquisite interior, including decorations created out of 15,000 different shades of polished marble, glass, and gold. Take note of the 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) chandelier, which hangs upside-down to symbolize the fall of the Serbian Empire in the battle for Kosovo of 1389. There is a small entrance fee, which you pay at the ticket booth in front of the church. Plan to visit Oplenac and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Topola attractions using our Topola driving holiday planner.
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  • After a long drive through beautiful countryside we arrives at St Stephen Church and King Ferdinand’s resting place. The house on site is turned into a museum about the short reign of his reign and... 
    After a long drive through beautiful countryside we arrives at St Stephen Church and King Ferdinand’s resting place. The house on site is turned into a museum about the short reign of his reign and...  more »
  • Beautiful location with a nice hike around the hill. My husband and I were married there in Topola and had our reception at the Oplenac hotel. Weather permitting, you should take a walk on the trails....  more
    Beautiful location with a nice hike around the hill. My husband and I were married there in Topola and had our reception at the Oplenac hotel. Weather permitting, you should take a walk on the trails....  more »

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