Monument complex - Basic information
In the very center of Gornji Milanovac, there are monuments that stand as landmarks of important events that took place in this area. If you pass the main square, Kneza Mihaila Square, you will also see statues of three famous Serbs. These are the busts of Zivojin Misic, who was declared an honorary citizen of Gornji Milanovac. Then there are the marble statues of Aleksandar Karadjordjevic, who founded the city, and Duke Milan Obrenovic, after whom the city was named. And this is where you can start your tour of the monumental complex of this picturesque city.
District Headquarters Building
The building, also known as the Old Court, dates back to 1854. After Aleksandar Karadjordjevic approved the founding of the city, this was the first building built on the site that would later become Gornji Milanovac, and also the oldest court building in all of Serbia. The significance of this building is supported by the fact that the headquarters of the commander of the First Army, General Zivojin Misic, was located in it. It was from that place that the orders that led the Battle of Kolubara in the First World War arrived. After the Second World War, the building was used as a prison, and today it houses the Cultural Center, a gallery and the city library.
The building of the district administration is located in the very center of the city, on Kneza Mihaila Square
Peace Hill Memorial Park
This unique complex stretches over 4 and a half hectares and contains important memorials that are an important symbol of the history of Gornji Milanovac. In addition, this park is adorned with a large number of trees that were planted by high school students from Milanovac in the 1960s. Among the monuments are those that marked the First and Second World Wars, as well as the friendship between Yugoslavia and Norway. Some of them are:
- The ossuary of the fallen fighters of the Takovo region in the Second World War
- Memorial birches of Josip Broz Tito and Leonid Brezhnev
- Monument to the victims of Takovci in Norway
- Mountain House
- Monument to the defenders of Serbian freedom
Finally, the Victory Monument represents the joint struggle of the Yugoslavs against the occupiers in World War II. You will recognize it by the open book made of marble and the iron obelisk in the shape of lightning, a symbol of striving for the future.
How to get to the monument
Peace Hill Memorial Park is located in Velimira Rajica Street. You can reach him
on foot from the city center, passing Kralja Aleksandra and Velimira Rajica streets. It will take you about ten minutes
By taxi, by calling a vehicle through one of the taxi associations
Permier taxi 032 715 151, Golf taxi 032 701 222, S Taxi 061 722 722 4