Kuća Kursulića

Ibarska 6, Raska

Kursulić's house

Kursulić's house is the better known name of the building of the Center for Culture, Education and Information, within which the city library, gallery, as well as the memorial room are located. This building is located in Raska, a town in southwestern Serbia. Kursulić's house is the oldest building in this city. It was built between 1878 and 1895 in the style of Central European civic architecture. This place has been declared a cultural monument, and it is located not far from the main town square.

Significance of the Kursulić House
Kursulić's house is one of the first buildings built in the style of Central European civic architecture, following the example of houses in cities across the Sava and Danube. Its architecture is characterized by an eclectic style with a great classicist influence. The Serbian government and regent Aleksandar Karadjordjevic, the supreme commander of the Serbian army, stayed in Raska during the First World War. During their stay in this city, 2 sessions were held, one of which was held in the House of Kursulic, under the presidency of Nikola Pasic and in the presence of Regent Alexander.

Kursulić's house today
On the ground floor of the popular building, works from the international art colony of the "Jelena Anžujska" Academy, which is being held at the end of July in the gate of the Gradac monastery, are on display. The gallery setting changes every year, while all works remain the permanent property of the city. On the first floor of the building, you can notice the city library, while in the attic, since 2015, there is a memorial room dedicated to the time when Raska was the war capital of the Kingdom of Serbia. The memorial room of the Kursulić House will surely delight you with its exhibition materials, including a phototype edition of Miroslav's Gospel, the oldest preserved Serbian Cyrillic manuscript.

How to get to Kursulić House?
  • From Belgrade you can reach this famous building in 3 and a half hours by car (highway A2 and via Route 22).
  • From the center of Raska to the Kursulić House, you won't even need transportation, since you can reach it in about ten minutes of easy walking across Predraga Vilimonovića Street.
Working hours of the Kursulić House
  • The building of the Gradac Cultural Center is open to all visitors on weekdays from 7 am to 3 pm.
  • If you need any more information, feel free to call the phone number below: 036 736 273.