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Prince Lazar’s TownIn all likelihood, Prince Lazar builds his capital city in 1371, when, as the most powerful lord, he consolidates the power over the concurred territory. The first mention of the town of Krusevac was in 1387 in a charter by which Prince lazar acknowledged previously gained trading privileges to Dubrovnik traders (“In Krusevac, a glorious town of noblemen of mine...) Comprehensive archaeological research, conducted between 1961 and 1971, lead to significant findings about the appearance of the town and clearer picture about life in the city. The earlier period testifies about medieval objects like Lazarica Church, remains of the main tower with part of a town walls on the north, and minor parts of walls within the complex.

Monument to Kosovo HeroesMonument to Kosovo Heroes

Monument to Kosovo Heroes is a symbol of Krusevac and the most monumental work of the national art of sculpture from the early 20th century. It is a work of famous Serbian sculptor Djordje Jovanovic. The monument was unveiled on Vidovdan 1904 within the celebration of 100 anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in presence of the king Petar I Karadjordjevic. Jovanovic was awarded with the gold medal of the first order on the International Exibition in Paris in 1900, where the sculpture elements were designed and exhibited.

 

Mosaic HallMosaic Hall

Mosaic Hall stands out with its beauty in magnificant interior of the City Hall. As a central room, located at the mezzanine of the City Hall, the Mosaic Hall is a unique decorative unit in contemporary Serbian art dedicated to Moravian Serbia. Mosaics cycle, called “In Glory of Krusevac”, by author Mladen Srbinovic, was developed in three stages.

 

 

The House of SimicThe House of Simic is one of the oldest buildings in Krusevac. Although there are no reliable data on the period of its building, by style characteristics it can be assumed it was built in the late 18th or early 19th century, but most certainly before 1833, when Krusevac was liberated from the Ottomans. Besides its architectural values, the house holds great significance for the city’s history. It is believed it used to belong to Ottoman beys, Frenevic brothers, and Stojan Simic, afterwards, who was the first authority of newly liberated town and the one who got the house as a gift from his godfather, Milos Obrenovic.

 

Art GalleryThe family house of a famous merchant Ljotic from Krusevac, built in 1920s, today is a place of the Art Gallery established in 1961 within the National Museum of Krusevac. The architecture and interior design were done after affinities of Krusevac elite from a period between the two wars. The facade overlooking the street was richly decorated with ornaments and arabesques with floral and geometrical motives.


Contact

Tourist Organization of the City of Krusevac

Majke Jugovica 3, 37000 Krusevac

+381 37 445 180

turizamkrusevac@mts.rs

Working hours:

Monday-Friday: 08:00-16:00

Contact TIC

Tourist Information Centre

Trg Kosovskih junaka br.6

+381 37 44 11 33

turizamkrusevac1@mts.rs

Working hours:

Monday-Friday: 08:00-20:00

Saturday: 09:00-15:00