Discover Gornji Milanovac, a city where history, tradition and the modern rhythm of life intertwine.

Live the story of this enchanting city. Get to know the localities that have left an indelible mark on Serbian heritage, but also indulge in the flavors of the culinary culture that enriches this region.

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The IG Hotel is your base for exploring all these wonderful locations. Let us be your guide through this beautiful region, providing you with comfort and luxury at the end of each day of discovery. Welcome to our little piece of heaven on earth, welcome to Gornji Milanovac.

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Church of the Holy Trinity

The Church of the Holy Trinity in the center of Gornji Milanovac is the last endowment of Prince Milos Obrenovic, whose construction began in 1860. After Milos death, his son Mihailo took over the completion of the works, and the well-known architect of the time, Nastas Đorđević, was in charge of the appearance of the building.

The church is enriched with Romanesque-Byzantine elements, and in its original form there was an iconostasis by Nikola Markovic. During the Second World War, the church was partially damaged, but was later rebuilt. It is located at the intersection of Kneza Aleksandra and Vojvoda Misica streets, and it can be easily reached on foot from the IG Hotel.

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District headquarters building

The district headquarters building, known as the Old Court, built in 1854, is the first building in Gornji Milanovac and the oldest courthouse in Serbia.

During the First World War, it was the headquarters of the First Army under the command of General Zivojin Misic, and in the Second World War it also served as a prison. Today, it houses a Cultural Center, a gallery and a city library.

The building is located in the city center, on Knez Mihailo Square, just a few minutes walk from the IG Hotel.

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Brdo mira – Memorial Park

Brdo mira memorial park is a unique complex on 4.5 hectares, rich in historical monuments and different types of trees planted by Milanese high school students.
Among the monuments are those that marked the First and Second World Wars, as well as the friendship between Yugoslavia and Norway. Some of them are:

Ossuary of the fallen fighters of the Takovo region in the Second World War, Monument to the victims of Takovo in Norway, Mountain House, Monument to the defenders of Serbian freedom, Victory Monument.

The victory monument, composed of a marble book and an iron obelisk in the shape of a lightning bolt, is particularly noteworthy. The park is located in Velimira Rajica street, which can be reached on foot from the city center in ten minutes or by taxi.

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Museum of the Rudnik-Takovo region

The Museum of the Rudnik-Takovo region in Gornji Milanovac preserves evidence of the rich Serbian history. It is settled in Brkovic’s house from 1938, which is an example of interwar architecture.

The museum offers various exhibitions, including a historical collection with objects from the 19th century, an exhibition related to the Obrenovic dynasty, a legacy of the Nastasijevic family, and an ethnological collection with objects from everyday life.

This museum is easily accessible, it is located in the city center, at Sinđelićeva street number 7, near buildings such as the Milanovac Theater, the Old Court and the Church of the Holy Trinity. The museum’s opening hours are from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays and from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekends.

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House of Serbian-Norwegian friendship

At the entrance to Gornji Milanovac, an unusual building reminiscent of a Viking ship and a traditional Serbian log cabin attracts the attention of passers-by. This building, known as the House of Serbian-Norwegian Friendship or the Norwegian House, symbolizes the mutual support between Serbia and Norway during World War II. About 4,000 Yugoslavs were taken to concentration camps in Norway, and half of the prisoners managed to escape with the help of the local population.

Built in 1987 according to the conceptual design of architect Aleksandar Djokic, the house combines elements of Norwegian and Serbian architecture. It was built from timber processed in Norway. Today it serves as a memorial museum, with an exhibition in the attic showing the personal belongings of Yugoslavs from the Nazi camps in Norway. On the ground floor there is a conference hall and a catering area open to guests.

The Norwegian House can be reached by walking in about 10 minutes from IG Hotel.

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Vracevsnica Monastery

It is located on the southern slopes of Mount Rudnik, is a historically significant religious building in Serbia. It was built in 1482 as a sign of gratitude for the survivors of the Kosovo War, and is dedicated to Saint George. Although it was originally a male monastery, it has been run by nuns since 1935.

Vracevsnica is historically significant as it was the place where the insurgents, including Prince Milos Obrenovic, took communion the night before the outbreak of the Second Serbian Uprising During the Turkish invasions, the monastery was attacked and rebuilt, and in the period between 1805 and 1813, the relics of Stefan the First Crowned were placed there.

Today, the monastery has three lodgings, one of which dates back to the construction of the monastery church itself. Inside the monastery, you can see the grave of the mother of Prince Milos, grandmother Visnja, pieces of furniture of the Obrenovic family, portraits and works of art by Đura Jaksić.

To reach the monastery, travel 20 kilometers from Gornji Milanovac towards Kragujevac, then turn left at Donja Crnuca. The ride takes about 25 minutes.

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Takovo is close to Gornji Milanovac and it is so significant. It is characterized by the wealth of nature, culture, history and tradition in Serbia. Located only 10 kilometers from Gornji Milanovac, this place preserves the symbols of the resistance of the Serbian people against the Turks and is a kind of an open museum.

This place is known for the fact that the Second Serbian Uprising took place here under the leadership of Milos Obrenovic on the serbian holiday Cveti on April 23, 1815. Takovski grm (bush), the oak under which the plan for the Second Serbian Uprising was made, is one of the famous symbols of this historical era. Although the original oak was damaged by a lightning strike, parts are preserved in the museum of the Second Serbian Uprising in Takovo and the Church of the Holy Trinity in Gornji Milanovac. The second, younger oak, planted by Mihailo Obrenovic, serves as a new symbol of the uprising.

In this place there is also the Monument to the Second Serbian Uprising, which was erected in 1887 at the place where Milos Obrenovic gave the oath to the insurgents. There is also the Monument to the Takovo Uprising, the work of sculptor Petar Ubavkic, which depicts Milos Obrenovic and Milentije Pavlovic.
Takovo is also home to the Log Cabin Church, one of the oldest church buildings of this type in Serbia, built in 1795. In it, the insurgents took communion after the decision to raise the uprising was made.

Takovo is located about 15 minutes from IG Hotel by car.

IG HOTEL GARNI Gornji Milanovac

IG Hotel
Vuka Karadžića 1A, 32300 Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
P: +381 32 718 450 / 718 451
M:+381 66 654 55 42 / 00381 66 654 55 42
Fax: +381 32 718 452

Check-in: 14h
Check-out: to 11h
Parking: It is not included in the price of accommodation
The breakfast: It is not included in the price of accommodation
Local taxes: It is not included in the price of accommodation
Insurance: It is included in the price of accommodation
Fitness Gym: Free for hotel guests only

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