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Monument to fallen Šumadian soldiers

Monument dedicated to fallen soldiers in the wars of liberation in the period 1804-1918. At the base of monument, there are four groups of figures representing the four historical epochs: the First and Second Serbian Uprising, the Balkan wars and World War II. At the top of the pylon there is a female figure, which in the raised hand holds a crown, symbolizing the liberation and unification. The monument is located in a small park near city market, set in 1932 and the author is a well-known sculptor Augustincic Autun.

Monument to Joakim Vujic

The monument is the work of Kragujevac’s sculptor Nikola Jankovic Koka. It was revealed in 1985, to celebrate 150 years since the founding of the theater in Kragujevac and Serbia. It was Joakim Vujic who was the first director of the theater, so in that honor, the monument, to "father of theatrical art" in Serbia was created. It is located in front of the theater.

Monument to Vuk Karadzic

Vuk Karadzic is a Serbian philologist and reformer of the Serbian language, collector of folk songs and the writer of the first dictionary of Serbian language. The monument is located on the square in front of the first high school in Kragujevac, the Pupils' square. The monument was built in the 1987, the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Vuk Karadzic.

Monument to Topolivac

The monument represents a smelter and it was set up after World War II. It’s been dating from the expansion of industry and the impact of the working class in Kragujevac and Serbia.

Monument to the first Relay

In honor of Tito, the former president, the relay of the youth was organized in 1945, that started from Kragujevac. At the place where the first birthday relay to Tito started, in the seventies of the twentieth century, monument has been erected. It is the only and unique feature of its kind in the entire former Yugoslavia.

Monument to Radomir Putnik

It is dedicated to the great military leader of the First World War, Radomir Putnik, who was born in Kragujevac. He was a soldier and military leader of the Serbian army for 40 years and is considered the creator of the modern Serbian army. He finished high school in Kragujevac, and gained a military knowledge and the title in the Artillery School in Belgrade.

Monument to Jovan Ristic

Jovan Ristic was born in Kragujevac. He was a famous politician and historian and one of the greatest statesman of the nineteenth century in Serbia. Monument in his honor is located on a plateau near the bottom of the stone bridge on the river Lepenica.

Monument "Casualty"

Located in the Great Park, as part of a complex of fountains. Set in 1950 and it is the work of Kragujevac’s sculptor Dragan Panic.The monument has no political label, because according to legend, an unknown warrior was able to reach the water, quench thirst, heal wounds and to save himself on the island.

Monument to King Alexander I Karadjordjevic

It was erected in the village of Old Labour Colony, in front of Sokolana, an initiative of the Sokol Society, the old "Kolonaca" and many citizens of Kragujevac, and after half a century since the former was destroyed, in front of the old administration building of Zastava..

Monument "Ascension"

It was built in 2007 in the city center. Is 9.5 meters high and has a parterre of, and the steep part of the four panels are carved the names of Kragujevac’s men who lost their lives in wars between 1990 and 1999. Also, the arms of the city and the Association of Disabled Veterans are engraved in it..

Monument to the first Lyceum in Serbia

It was revealed in 27th January 2010, at the place where in the nineteenth century there was Prince Jevrem’s shelter, which housed the Lyceum Kragujevac, the forerunner of the University of Belgrade. This marked the 170 anniversary celebrations of the first slave school was held in St. Sava Lyceum in 1840.

 

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