Just 80 km from Belgrade is the most important place for the Royal house of Karađorđević. The Town of Topola was established and chosen for the first capital of Modern Serbia by Karađorđe, founder of the dynasty and leader of the First Serbian Uprising. He was born there and he spent most of his life in the surroundings of this town. Topola remained very important for his heirs until this day.

We meet at previously arranged place in early morning hours and after just a little more than one hour car ride, we reach our destination. Topola sits on slopes of Oplenac hill. On top of Oplenac is Saint George’s Church and mausoleum of Karađorđević dynasty. King Peter I and Karađorđe lie in the church and 4 more rulers are buried in the crypt with 18 other family members. Very important characteristic of this temple is the interior decoration made in mosaic. This technique is covering more than 3500 square meters with 40 million pieces in 15000 shades. In this royal complex we will also see Kings Peter’s house, today museum of the Royal Family. Next stop is Karađorđe’s Town. These are the remains of his old fortress and capital. Most of the fort was destroyed, but today we have remains of his house with the exhibition about his life and then there is the church of the Holly Mother, his first resting place.

After this visit we have brunch and then we continue to the museum of wine in King’s winery established by King Alexander in 1930. We return to Belgrade in the afternoon.