Amidzin konak – the most important information
Amidzin konak is one of the rare buildings which in an authentic way shows the architecture of that time. Konak was built by prince Milos as a place of residence for his closest people as well as for the other noblemen of his class who would visit Kragujevac. It was named after Sima Milosavljevic – Pastrmac, who was Milos’ flag-bearer and manager of the court.
History of Amidzin konak
Given it was built in the 19th century, between 1819 and 1824, it is not surprising Amidzin konak has traces of the Turkish style of architecture since Serbia was still under the Turkish control in that time and it had just begun regaining autonomy. As the country became stronger and more independent the need of rulers for their power to be mirrored in the buildings they resided and which surrounded them grew. The object itself is minimalistic, girded with windows from all sides and the ground floor is strengthened with stone structure. Amidzin konak represents a unique example of a piece of heritage preserved from the time of prince Milos’ rule.
Originally, its name was Bachelor’s konak since it was a place of residence for Milos’ entourage. Befitting the status of prince Milos, it was built by the best craftsmen, with his supervision. The assembly of the republic of Serbia made a decision on October 28, 1947 that Amidzin konak should be a part of cultural monuments of great importance.
Whether you are a history lover or not you will not be indifferent to the to the time-machine called Amidzin konak. Now days it functions as a museum and it is open for visitors.
- Interior of Amidzin konak (windows with decorative bars, wooden floor and ornamented ceiling will most certainly be worth your time)
- The bust of prince Milos (as it is only appropriate, nearby Amidzin konak there is a bust of prince Milos, for a complete experience)
How to get to Amidzin konak
Amidzin konak is fifteen minutes away from the city center, thus, it can be reached by foot. There are, of course, bus lines for your convenience:
Working hours: Amidzin konak is opened every working day from 8am to 3pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Free entrance.