Monument to Desanka Maksimovic - the most important information
The first monument erected in honor of the poet was unveiled by Matija Bećkovic on October 27, 1990. It is located in Valjevo and adorns the pedestrian zone of the city center. Desanka Maksimovic is one of the most important poets in Serbia, and she has published about fifty books of poetry, poems and prose. Her most famous work is certainly The Bloody Fairy Tale, in which she writes about the shooting of a student in Kragujevac in 1941.
About Desanka Maksimovic
In 1898, an outstanding poet and professor of literature was born in Rabrovica, near Valjevo. After graduating from high school, she studied at the Department of World Literature and Art History, and then she started working at Obrenovac High School. Until her retirement in 1953, she worked at the First Women's Real Gymnasium, today's Fifth Belgrade Gymnasium. She was elected a corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, six years later. She died at the age of 95, in Belgrade, and was buried in Brankovina, where she grew up, in the gate of the Church of the Holy Archangels.
Attractions and activities next to the monument to Desanka Maksimovic?
On February 12, 1993, the Government of Serbia made the decision to establish the Desanka Maksimovic Endowment, which awards the Desanka Maksimovic Award, in order to preserve her name and work from oblivion. It is held in Brankovina, and in Valjevo, before the award ceremony in front of the monument to Desanka Maksimovi, a recital of her poetry takes place, which is performed by students of the Valjevo high school, which you can attend every year.
How to get to the monument to Desanka Maksimovic?
The monument is located in Vojvode Misica Street, in Valjevo. It is a pedestrian zone, so you can reach it on foot, and it is located in the city center. You can also come:
- by car - you will need only few minutes from Bulevar Zoran Đinđić
- by bus: 2, 3, 4, C1