Kragujevac

Kragujevac

autor: Mihailo Mladenović

Welcome to Kragujevac

Welcome to the center of Sumadija and the largest city in central Serbia. Kragujevac is the third administrative, detention, industrial center of Serbia. Its wide offer offers the most diverse contents, so that over time it has become one of the most sought-after tourist destinations. On our site you will find all the most important information in the city and get to know its entire offer. We present you the highest quality accommodation, the most visited restaurants, famous sights, tours and attractions. Find everything in one place and prepare for the perfect trip.

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When to visit Kragujevac?

Depending on what you want to visit, what kind of entertainment you want, the answer may be different. However, Kragujevac is one of the cities that is nice to visit throughout the year. There are various facilities that have been fun for generations.
  • During the summer - A number of facilities are only available during the summer, such as outdoor pools. These pools have become the most popular vacation spot for many visitors.
  • Throughout the year - Kragujevac always offers its guests a variety of content throughout the year. Some of them are popular museums, galleries and spas.
Kragujevac can really be a great place for vacation during all seasons because this wonderful city always thinks of all its guests and prepares the best offers for them.

How to get to Kragujevac?

Kragujevac is well connected with the vast majority of Serbian cities. It is about 140 km away from Belgrade, 230 km from Novi Sad, and 152 km from Nis. You can get to Kragujevac in several ways:
  • By car - From Belgrade to Kragujevac with this type of transport you will need a little more than two hours of driving. The fastest route is via the highway to Batočina and then turns right on the highway and from there you need only about an hour to the final destination.
  • By bus - Several truckers operate on this route every day. The most common of them are Janjušević and Lasta. Ticket prices range from 690 dinars to 1,000 dinars. For more information call: +381 63 471 119
  • By train - It takes three hours by train from Kragujevac to Belgrade. The train will stop from Kragujevac to Mladenovac at as many as eight stations. Many lines are in the state of reconstruction, so that in the near future, the railway traffic will be even faster and better connected. The price of the return train ticket on the route Mladenovac - Kragujevac is 592 dinars.

Activities for tourists in Kragujevac

Kragujevac offers colorful content, whether you are visiting for fun, work or for some third reason:
  • Visit to the Aquarium -This is a beautiful opportunity to get acquainted with exotic and rare species of fish during your stay in Kragujevac. The working hours of the aquarium are from Monday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, while on Sundays they work until 4 pm. Pensioners and children are entitled to a discount, while children up to the age of 6 can enjoy it for free.
  • Shopping in Shopping mall Kragujevac Plaza- This is one of the larger, better stocked and very popular shopping centers in this area. Many visitors from various surrounding cities come to this shopping center. The beach is spacious and has all the famous and current shops, restaurants and a large cinema complex.
  • Tour of the National Museum - The permanent exhibition of the museum is very rich and impressive. The National Museum in Kragujevac is a real treasure trove of Serbian culture, history and tradition. Here you can find objects dating back to the 19th century, but also many other sectors that have witnessed the former life of people in this area. For more information call 381 34 331 782
  • Going to the Botanical Garden - This is one of the most beautiful gardens in Serbia. It is located within the Memorial Park complex and spreads over an impressive 19 hectares of greenery and fertile land. Educational contents are available to all tourists and they can learn everything they are interested in about rare and edematous, plant species. The Kragujevac Botanical Garden is located at 12 Radoja Domanovića Street. 

Events and festivals in Kragujevac

Kragujevac is the heart of central Serbia and one of the larger, most developed cities. That is why this city is very rich in cultural content, we have singled out some of them for you:
  • Kragujevac Festival of Anti-War, Engaged and Academic Film - The festival opens the traditional program Academic Kraf, which is dedicated to the films of film academy students from the country and the region. This festival has become a real tradition of Kragujevac and regularly gathers large groups of people. Admission to all programs is free.
  • Arsenal fest- It is held regularly in June, and tickets can be booked on time on the website Arsenal fest. This is an increasingly popular music festival that promotes good and alternative sound. A set of tickets for Arsenal 2021 costs 3,000 dinars
  • Sumadija International Film Festival - The festival lasts a full 4 days and is held during the month of December. It symbolically represents the last festival of the year and its popularity is constantly growing. The festival shows debut films that were impressive during the previous year.
Days of the Kragujevac Book - This now largely traditional event is under the auspices of the National Library in Kragujevac. It offers an educational, rich and varied program. The main goal is to promote Serbian literature and reading culture.

Activities for children in Kragujevac

Kragujevac is a really beautiful and rich city. If you decide to spend your stay in this city with children, we have found the following places for you to take them:
  • Ilina Voda Ecopark- This is a beautiful place for walking and relaxing from the city crowds. A special and most interesting attraction for children is the mini zoo, which is really beautiful. This place is perfect for a break and an ideal family vacation in which your children will be able to have fun and spend very quality time with you.
  • Children's playgrounds - Kragujevac got two very nicely arranged and equipped parks for children of almost all ages. around the playground. One is in front of the House of Unions, the other in the Aerodrom neighborhood.

What to see in Kragujevac?

Kragujevac is a developed city that has a lot to offer to all its visitors. Accordingly, in this city you can find several important sites and places worth seeing:
  • Sumarice Memorial Park - This is an unavoidable place during a visit to Kragujevac. In addition to the fact that this place is of great historical importance, it carries with it an important message and a tragic memory of several thousand shot children and people of different nationalities. The Monument of Pain and Defiance is the first monument erected within this memorial center. The monument represents two figures, a man and a woman who are in a spasm of bursts at the time of the shooting.
  • Monument to the executed students and professors - This is the most famous monument of this complex. The monument has an important and strong symbolism and therefore resembles the severed wings of a wounded and weak bird that is not able to fly. If we take into account the terrible suffering that happened on that land, the symbolism of the monument becomes quite painful and clear.
  • Monument of Resistance and Freedom - 300 workers and members of the working youth died at the site of this monument. This imposing monument was erected in their honor and is a symbol of struggle, the courage of the resistance, which is why one of the statues has outstretched arms that speak of the strength of the resistance.
  • Knjaževsko-Srpski Teatar - The oldest theater in central Serbia is located in this beautiful building with an authentic look. The theater was founded in 1835, and the founder was the great Miloš Obrenović, as well as Joakim Vujić. The building itself and the rich repertoire of this successful and popular theater are worth your visit and time.
  • Josip Zaručnik Catholic Church - This Catholic cathedral is another in a series of places that should be seen during your stay in Kragujevac. The church looks very unusual both outside and inside and often gathers a large number of visitors. It is located in Knjeginje Ljubice Street, at number 1.

Accommodation in Kragujevac

There are several types of accommodation in Kragujevac and its surroundings, depending on what you want. Of course, accommodation prices depend on the equipment, location and capacity of the accommodation units. However, the offer is diverse and everyone can find what will be appropriate. At your disposal are:
  • Hotels: Hotel Kragujevac, Hotel Garni, Hotel Geneva
  • Hostels: Apartments Strk Aleksandra, Attico Spa
  • Villas: Mir, Kaca, Jelena
  • Apartments: Onix Lux, Matović, Green Peace
  • Motels: Balkan motel, Drunski raj

Important telephones and information in Kragujevac

For all information you can always contact the phone number of the City Organization of Kragujevac 034 334883. In the following part of the text, we have singled out the important phones that you will need during your stay:
  • Police 192, 378-200
  • Fire service 193
  • Ambulance 194
  • Exact time 195
  • Telegrams 1961
  • Telephone Interference 1977
  • Subscriber telephone numbers 988
  • Order awakening 19811
  • Miscellaneous information 19812
  • International information - 19011
  • Bus station 6170025
  • Railway station 9803
  • AMS - road conditions 987
  • Fixed telephony of Serbia 9813 

Where to eat in Kragujevac?

In addition to rich greenery, beautiful nature, Kragujevac is also known for its excellent specialties and restaurants of national cuisine. A rich meal, as well as enjoying gourmet dishes are an integral part of a visit to Kragujevac.
  • Restaurant Lovac- A tradition that lasts for many years and excellent quality of food and services, that's all that makes this restaurant popular and special for many years. Lovac is the first on the list of our recommendations of the best restaurants in Kragujevac. It is located in Svetozara Markovića Street and our warm recommendation is to enjoy its grilled specialties.
  • Restaurant District 034- This is a popular restaurant of local and international cuisine with very reasonable and affordable prices for all guests. Of the many rich specialties of this restaurant, their delicious grilled steak and red wine sauce stand out. Of course, many other deaconships will not leave you indifferent. Karadjordjeva No. 6 is the correct address of the District, come and treat yourself.
  • Kano Restaurant - For all lovers of oriental sound and food, this restaurant of exotic Asian cuisine offers its guests authentic dishes from Asia and the Mediterranean. It is located in Milovana Glišića Street and really stands out from the vast majority of other restaurants in Kragujevac. In addition to special dishes, the drink menu and wine list are equally rich and varied.
  • Restaurant Mustang- The location of Mustanca is Dimitrija Tucovića Street without number and a large number of guests regularly come to this restaurant for various family and business meetings. The offer of the restaurant is really impressive, and our recommendation is to try the house specialty, their pheasant soup
  • Balkan Tavern - This traditional and popular cafe is located in Kralja Aleksandra Prvog Street. It is ideal for all lovers of local, national cuisine and good wine. The atmosphere in the cafe is more than pleasant and every guest always feels very welcome.
  • Kafana Jugoslavija- Great grilled dishes, great homemade dishes such as goulash, beans and soups are what gather the guests of this cafe regularly. The staff is fast and helpful, and often all guests are entertained by the orchestra of the cafe, which has a rich repertoire of Serbian, folk songs. It is located in Daniciceva 52.

Where to go out in Kragujevac?

The good atmosphere, unforgettable nightlife and parties that sometimes last until the early morning hours are part of the rich, tourist offer of Kragujevac. Below are some of the most popular clubs and cafes:
  • Club Trezor - The well-known club Tresor is really a favorite place for all fans of good time. It has gained its cult status with great parties, and for many years it has been an unavoidable place for all fans of foreign club music, as well as outdoor parties, because this popular club also has its own beautifully landscaped garden. It is located, as well as a large number of nightclubs in the street Aleksandra I Karadjordjevica 37a.
  • Kafe kafe klub- A popular night club, a place of good house and rock parties, great atmosphere and good hits, all this and more is this famous club. It is also a place where a good time is taken for granted. There is also a great acoustic band. For 6 years, this club has been working at full speed and is an indispensable part of a good time in the city of Kragujevac. It is also located in Aleksandra I Karadjordjevica Street.
  • Aquarium- The location of this popular club is Lole Ribara 18. This famous nightclub has a distinctive interior and an incredibly good atmosphere. It provides the best entertainment for all visitors and creates unforgettable moments. A large selection of drinks, professional service and the best bands, all this awaits you here and of course the best parties in town.
  • Casino- One of the most popular nightclubs in Kragujevac, which has been operating and operating successfully for many years. Unusual and original interior, a large selection of top quality alcoholic beverages, very professional service is what is taken for granted in this club. And what makes the Casino so popular are the popular parties with the best bands. Transport and taxi in Kragujevac. It is located at 35 Aleksandra I Karadjordjevica Street.

Transport and taxi from Kragujevac

There is also a large number of taxi services at your disposal with very responsible and reliable drivers, and some of them have free internet in vehicles. Start costs 100 dinars. Below we have singled out several taxi services that work 24/7:
Cool Taxi Kragujevac 034 200555, Pink Taxi 034 301040, Mega Taxi 034 363639

Parking and public garages in Kragujevac

Considering that Kragujevac is one of the better, bigger and developed cities in Serbia, its parking spaces are numerous and well connected, and with the opening of a new, large public garage, it has opened an even larger number of parking spaces.
In Kragujevac, parking is divided into zones and payment is made by purchasing a parking ticket or sending an SMS. Parking is charged on weekdays until 9 pm, on Saturdays until 2 pm, while Sunday is free.
Parking zone:
  • Zone 0- sms to number 8340
  • Zone 1- sms to number 8341
  • Zone2- sms to number 8342
The total number of parking spaces in general parking lots is 4,445, of which 777 in the first zone with a time limit of parking, 1,798 in the first zone with unlimited time parking.
It should be emphasized that only zone 0 includes the narrower and stricter city center and has a limited parking time of exactly 180 minutes.
Public garage:
It is located at Kneza Miloša Street No. 3. The capacity of this new garage is 200 parking spaces that are open 24 hours and 7 days a week. There are also 10 places for people with disabilities.
  • Parking price - 70 dinars
  • Daily ticket - 1050 dinars
  • Monthly subscription - 9800 dinars

Surroundings of Kragujevac

The surroundings of Kragujevac are as beautiful and rich as the city center itself. Several important places can be found in the immediate vicinity of Kragujevac and below we have singled out some for you:
  • Church Kumanica - One of the most beautiful churches in the Šumadija region is certainly this beautiful church which is located not far from Kragujevac. In addition to the interesting architecture of the church and the great cultural significance it has, the nature, the garden and the surroundings of the church are very beautiful and decorated.
  • Waterfall in Grošnica - This can be an ideal place for all those who really love nature and enjoy it. Grošanica is a beautiful and beautiful jewel of this region, which is certainly very worth your visit.
  • Gružansko Lake - This is an artificial lake located near Knić and which was built on the river Gruž. The lake is a wonderful and perfect place to enjoy nature, relax and unwind.
  • Lake Bubanj- Lake Bubanj is located only 1 km from the city center. It also belongs to artificial lakes, but it was created naturally. This lake is also rich in fish, so it is a nice place for all passionate anglers. 

History of Kragujevac

  • Origin of Kragujevac - Traces of human life dating back to prehistoric times have been found in this area. Before the Slavs, the ancient Illyrians and Romans lived in the area of ​​the city of Kragujevac. The name Kragujevac itself is mentioned for the first time in documents from 1476. During the Turkish rule, this territory fell under Austrian rule. However, the most important period for Kragujevac began in 1818, when it was declared the capital of Serbia.
  • Kragujevac today - Kragujevac today has about 190,000 inhabitants and is one of the largest and most developed cities in Serbia. By its size, Kragujevac is the fourth city in Serbia. Today, Kragujevac is also the center of industrial and economic development of the entire Šumadija and Pomoravlje, and in addition it is the administrative center of the central part of the country. The heritage of this city, as well as its rich history, are really great and important for the whole of Serbia.


Geography and climate of Kragujevac

  • Geography of Kragujevac - The city of Kragujevac is located in the heart of Serbia. It is located in the valley between the mountain Rudnik and Crni vrh. The city was built on the banks of the river Lepenica and its altitude is at an altitude of 173-220 m. In addition, Kragujevac has a very specific relief, so that hilly landscapes and plains change.
  • Climate of Kragujevac - The climate here is temperate-continental and the coldest month is January, while the warmest month is July. Temperatures, in general, do not often go below zero in winter. The number of days under snow is about 34, mostly during the month of January. The highest precipitation occurs in June and the average precipitation is 83 l / m².


Demography of Kragujevac

  • The settlement of Kragujevac has 192,176
  • The number of adults is 117317
  • The average age of the population is 38.3 years


Tradition and culture of Kragujevac

  • Cultural contents - When it comes to the rich tradition and culture of Kragujevac, then it is safe to say that this is a city that can boast of significant events in the field of culture and tradition. In addition, Kragujevac is proud of its beautiful architecture and numerous buildings of great importance for the whole country.
  • Memorial complex - This is one of the most important and most famous symbols of Kragujevac, which has become an indispensable and unavoidable part of the city itself. The suffering that happened in that area is, unfortunately, today an unbreakable link with this city, and the memory that Kragujevac brings is painful, but necessary so that such unfortunate events would never happen again. 


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