In 1903, Serbian king Petar I Karadjordjevic has chosen beautiful spot on top of Oplenac to build his endowment, St George Church. Construction has begun on May 1st, 1910 and by 1912 it was nearly finished but it was harshly interrupted by future events; first by balkan wars and then with world war one. After Austrian army occupied Serbia, church was brutally pillaged and damaged, even graves in crypts were desecrated.After glorious liberation of homeland by Serbian army in 1918, reparation and construction of the church were resumed but unfortunately King Petar I didn't live to see his endowment fully finished. He died on August 16th, 1921 and his heir king Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic finished it in 1930. See more photos
This place is particulary important and famous in Serbian history as starting point of first Serbian rebellion against Turks in 1804. Church of Holy ascension was built between 1868. and 1870. as part of wider memorial complex dedicated to this event but it remains unknown by whom. Iconostasis in this church painted by one of the most famous Serbian artists of 19th century, Steva Todorovic represents exceptional artistic value and consists of 24 icons depicting various saints and new Testament events. See more photos
This church was built during the Austro-Hungarian rule over the city, which is due to persistent citizens of Herceg Novi, who first bought land in the Old Town, and later collected funds for the building of the church.
The church was built on the spot where remains of the former church were, and it was erected as endowment of king Stefan Tvrtko I Kotromanic. The old church was destroyed by the Turks, and the land on which it stood was purchased by citizens of Herceg Novi in 1858 for 4602 forints.Construction of the church began in 1883 and ended in 1911 when the church was consecrated.The church was made by architect Milan Karlovac and is a mixture of Byzantine, Gothic and Baroque style. It was built of stone from Korcula, and its interior is adorned by iconostasis of white Italian marble, as well as icons made by Czech artist Franjo Cigler. See more photos
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