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Topola is town in central region of Serbia – Sumadija. It was established by Karadjordje Petrovic, leader of the First Serbian Uprising around 1781. Between 1805 and 1813, Karadjordjev grad – Karadjordje's fortified town was built. Karadjordje himself took part in the construction carrying the building material together with the builders. Today only parts of the wall, Crkva Presvete Bogorodice – the Church of Holy Mother of God, Karadjordjev konak – the residence (literally translated – the inn), now Museum of the Uprising, and the old school, now the library, are saved.

As almost everything in Topola was closely connected with Karadjordje and his descendants, the town itself had become kind of symbol of House of Karadjordjevic. This connection became especially strong when, in first half of 20th century, magnificent endowment of King Peter I Karadjordjevic – Church of St George – Karadjordjevic Royal Mausoleum had been built on the hill of Oplenac, above Topola.

Today, Karadjordje's Town is very important historical monument and the place where the existence of modern Serbia started, and Oplenac endowment of King Petar I is one of the Serbia greatest treasures.

  • Last visit to Topola: Jan 2010
  • Intro Updated Jan 13, 2010
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  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Very well done information on the Karadjordjevic home haunts in Serbia.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    The gallery of Serbian Medieval Rulers is stunning! A wonderful tribute to the countries heritage. The Church of Saint George is simply stunning! Excellent page!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2010 at 2:16 AM

    Very interesting and authoritative tips, as always! Also I very much like the Gallery of the Serbian Medieval Rulers in your two travelogues.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Wow, this is a masterpiece!! You really should start your Serbia page! The albums are fantastic, so much history and the mosaics of course are great! I love the photo of St. George church in the snow :-)

  • TheLongTone's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    I love pictures of people holding buildings. I'm sure you are busy adding dates,

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Very detailed well-written history on the royallty in this place - and great mausoleum...Norman :)

  • csordila's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Great tips on a great King! Thanks for visiting my Scania and Malmö. Best. L.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    I see your bias to art LOL

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 12:11 AM

    Nice page. Some intersting places.

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