Etno-kompleks Tršić

Tršić, Loznica

Ethno-complex Trsic - the most important information 

The birthplace of Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic is located on Jadar, 7 km from Loznica below the slopes of Gucevo. Trsic and its surroundings are protected by law and are kept as an open-air museum. The Dinaric Serbian village, which has preserved its appearance from the 19th century, consists of 35 wooden houses connected by small paths. Within this ethno park is also Vuk's house and a memorial school, and the river Zeravica flows through it.

History of Ethno-complex Trsic
Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic was an important reformer of the Serbian language. As a Serbian philologist and collector of folk intellectual creations, he also wrote the first Serbian dictionary. He attended primary school in the Tronosa monastery, which is not far from Trsic.

The ethno-park was built with the idea of ​​preserving and especially marking the memory of Vuk Karadzic, as well as not endangering nature and the space itself. From the entrance to the palace of Vuk's house, as it is certainly the central part, there are buildings of folk architecture, houses, vajats, cardaks, mills, and thus the appearance of the old Serbian household has been preserved.
At the initiative of the Podrinac association, in 1933, a memorial house of Vuk Karadzic was erected on the site of the former Karadzic family house, which burned down under Turkish rule. The house is two-storey with a basement and a steep roof.

On the centenary of Vuk's death, in 1964, an amphitheater with a stage was built, which is used for the purposes of Vuk's Assembly and the Student Assembly. The road to the Tronosa monastery was made in 1987, and then the appearance of the ethno park was completed, which has lasted until today.

What to visit
In 35 houses within the ethno-complex are located:
  • Dositej Museum
  • Museum exhibition of Vuk's councils
  • Museum of Language and Letters
  • Gallery
  • Calligraphy workshop
  • Guest house
  • Church of the Holy Archangel Mihailo
  • Memorial home to a village teacher
  • Sculpts with old crafts
  • Vuk's Memorial School: a national competition in Serbian language and language culture is organized within the school, which enables the winners to enroll more easily at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, as well as an art colony during the summer months
Within Vuk's estate are:
  • Memorial house: department with open fireplace, gusle, table, bed, bench, icons, Vuk's portrait, which is the work of artist Pavel Djurkovic
  • Yard: two vajats, barn, cottage, and a cardak
The souvenir shop at the very entrance to the ethno park is a great opportunity to buy yourself a souvenir to remember this visit to Trsic.

Ticket prices and working hours of Ethno-complex Trsic 
  • When to visit: The birthplace of Vuk Karadzic can be visited throughout the week between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., while the Educational and Cultural Center is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Museums within the complex are open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., with the exception of the Dositej Museum. This institution is closed for visits on Mondays, you can visit on Thursdays, and Saturdays from 12:00 to 20:00, while on other days, from 10:00 to 17:00.
  • Ticket price: Entrance to the ethno-complex costs 150 dinars, while the price is 100 dinars for children under 12 years of age and 100 dinars. A visit to the Tronosa monastery will cost you 100 dinars, or 50 dinars for children under 12 years old.
How to get to Ethno-complex Trsic?
From Loznica it is possible to reach Trsic by car, which does not require more than 15 minutes of driving. A bus line to Trsic from Loznica is also available.
  • By car: from the center of Loznica, drive along the Valjevo road to the right turn to Bakal Milosava all the way to the turn to Put Vukovog Zavicaj which takes you straight to Trsic
  • Bus lines: from the Zidar station in Loznica there is a bus line that goes to the school in Trsic
Additional information
If you come to visit Trsic in September, we suggest that you attend the Vuk's Assembly, which includes theater performances, exhibitions, book promotions, concerts, literary evenings and similar activities.


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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