House of Djura Jaksic – the most important information
Djura Jaksic was a Serbian poet, painter and teacher, one of the greatest figures to have contributed to the history and culture of Serbia. He spent several years in Kragujevac, where he worked as a teacher in Boys Grammar School, from 1863 to 1865. Where once was his house, an institution has been opened and now functioning as a museum and gallery, available to the public.
About the House of Djura Jaksic
The city of Kragujevac alongside the government of Switzerland provided means for the renovation of a poet’s house. A few years ago at this very spot there was a small, demolished house where Jaksic resided. Today’s house is composed of two parts:
- Upper part: Where the exhibitions and promotions are held and objects from Djura’s life are displayed.
- Lower part: Intended for wine and brandy lovers, where multiple brands are exhibited for both tasting and purchase.
There are fifty sitting spots in the upper part of the house and seventy in the lower. Writer Miro Vuksanovic stated that even Djura would love the house since it combines two of his biggest passions: art and drinks. The house has become one more attraction for the visitors to see distinguished by its feature to connect past with modern, thus, attracting bigger attention.
Working hours and ticket prices
The house is open for visitors every working day from 9am to 1pm and from 5pm to 8pm. Entrance is free of charge.
How to get to house of Djura Jaksic
The house is located fifteen minutes away from the city centre, near the Car Lazar Street. The bus lines you can take are:
- Bus lines: 1, 10, 13, 15, 16, 24