Welcome to Orašac, a village only 6 kilometers away from Arandjelovac. This settlement is known in history for the fact that one of the most significant events in the history of the Serbian people took place in it - the raising of the First Serbian Uprising. Stay with us and learn something new about this famous place.
Remembering the First Serbian Uprising
When you hear that someone mentioned Orašac, your first association is Đorđe Petrović Karađorđe, isn't it ?! It was at this place that on February 15, 1804, Karadjordje was proclaimed the supreme leader. In memory of this great event, the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, the Memorial School and the Memorial Fountain, as well as the museum and sculpture of Karadjordje were erected in Orašac, thus forming a monumental complex. Orašac also includes valuable objects of folk architecture, as a testimony to the material culture in this area in the 18th and 19th centuries. So, in this monument complex you can see sights, such as:
- The Church of the Ascension of the Lord - was built in the period from 1868 to 1870. It is a smaller, architecturally modest building, with harmonious proportions and simple shapes. The massive walls are painted on the outside and inside and covered with plaster. The iconostasis of the church, the work of Steve Todorović, one of the most prominent artists from the second half of the 19th century, has a distinct artistic value.
- Memorial school - was built in 1932, and consists of ground floor and first floor. This school is built of beautifully worked granite blocks. Above the front door, a text is engraved on a white marble slab, thanking Šumadija to Karađorđe for raising the uprising, which started the national liberation and unification of the Serbian people.
- Memorial fountain - located not far from the church. It was built in 1954, on the occasion of marking the 150th anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising. The fountain is part of a larger whole in the form of a sub-wall built of stone blocks. There are 3 marble slabs in its central part. On the left and right plates, 4 verses from the famous song "The beginning of the rebellion on the breath" are engraved.
- Monument to Karadjordje - the municipality of Arandjelovac erected this monument on the occasion of the bicentennial of the First Serbian Uprising. It is the work of sculptor Drinka Radovanović, in white marble, over 3 meters high.
How to get to Orašac?
- From Belgrade to Orašac you will arrive by car in less than an hour's drive (highway A1 / E75 and Route 25).
- If you are starting from Arandjelovac, we recommend that you take a taxi to Orašac (it will take you 9 minutes across Stefana Nemanja Street). You can call IN Taxi: 034 712-712.
You can visit this popular tourist place whenever you are near Arandjelovac. The price of an individual ticket to the Orašac monument complex is only 150 dinars.