Cultural and Historical Sights
Park Bukovicka Banja
Bukovicka Banja has a magnificent park that covers an area of 21.5 ha. In addition to beautiful flower alleys and numerous species of rare trees, the park has a permanent exhibition of marble sculptures, including those of domestic and internationally renowned artists and sculptors.
Risovac Cave is an important paleontological, archaeological and speleological site. It is located southeast of Bukovicka Banja, at the entrance to Arandjelovac. The cave is a natural monument of the first category and a cultural asset of great importance.
Church of the Holy Archangel Gabriel
The Church of the Holy Archangel Gabriel in Arandjelovac, known as the Church of Vrbica, was built in 1862, by the decision of the duke Miloš Obrenović, and serves as an important historical and cultural monument.
Church of St. George in Oplenac
The Church of St. George in Oplenac, also known as Oplenac, is the mausoleum of the Serbian and Yugoslav royal houses of Karadjordjevic, located on top of the hill Oplenac in the town of Topola. The church in Oplenac was founded by King Peter I of Yugoslavia.
Orasac is a village in Serbia in the municipality of Arandjelovac in the Sumadija district. According to the 2002 census, there were 1462 inhabitants (according to the 1991 census, there were 1461 inhabitants). Orasac is on the main road Mladenovac-Arandjelovac, 6 kilometers away from Arandjelovac, where one of the most important events in the history of the Serbian people took place - the First Serbian Uprising.
Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
The Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Arandjelovac was built in 2004 and belongs to the Diocese of Šumadija of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Restaurants and Serbian Grill and Roast
For two decades now, in Arandjelovac, with success and to the satisfaction of their guests, the restaurant "Aleksandar", owned by Slobodan Djordjevic, is a high-end restaurant in terms of its ambience, quality of food, friendly staff and is a restaurant that embraces Serbian tradition bearing the hallmarks of the Karadjordjevic dynasty.
The restaurant is located in the city, on the main street. Skillfully decorated, in a small space between the surrounding houses, it gives the impression that you have stepped into another time when you pass a beautiful wooden gate that hides an unexpectedly spacious garden.
Via dell’Amore is among the oldest pizzerias in Serbia. Formerly known as “MG,” the pizzeria was completely refurbished in 2010 and has since been known as Via dell'Amore. The pizzeria offers a pleasant ambience and specialties based on original Italian recipes.
Restaurant Tarpoš is located on a hill at the heart of the vineyards of the Vrbica Winery. In addition to the wine from this spectacular winery and a variety of culinary specialties, the restaurant offers a magical view of the entire Sumadija from one of the porches of the restaurant.
Restaurant GRB is a pleasant place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and fully enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere. Their menu offers both traditional Serbian dishes and dishes of foreign cuisines, including fish specialties, which will make your stay in the restaurant unforgettable.
Along the main road of Šumadija, a few kilometers from Arandjelovac, there is a meat roastery known as Mali Hrast. The specialty of the house is roast pork, though lamb is also offered.
The Aleksandrović winery is located on the hills of Oplenac. These hillsides have historically been used as arable land for growing wine grapes. The Aleksandrovic winery has its roots and it’s name from the current owner’s great-grandfather Miloš Aleksandrović, who was one of the founders of The Co-operative of Winegrowers of Vencac in 1903. The Co-operative of Winegrowers of Vencac was established in the village of Banja near Topola, and it’s founding marked a crucial moment in the historical development of modern Serbian viticulture. This was the first co-operative of winegrowers in Serbia, with King Petar I Karadjordjevic himself being among the first members of this Co-operative. A wine cellar belonging to both King Petar and Aleksandar Karadjordjevic was established at the same time and both kings helped spread the glory of Oplenac wines throughout Europe.
The name of the Tarpos winery fascinated me as soon as I heard it for the first time. Namely, "tarposh" is a type of women’s hat worn in Serbia [from the Middle Ages until the first decades of the 19th century], from which grapes were once offered to occasional travelers. Former wine merchants also said that a wine is so good that it can "be carried in a tarp". I was lucky enough to get a very good wine at this beautifully and somewhat mystically named winery, and further spread the story of this estate in the village of Vrbica near Arandjelovac and this winery in the heart of the vineyard "(Tihomir Timotijevic; from the interview for Put Vina magazine)
The King’s Winery
In 1923, King Aleksandar Karadjordjevic demonstrated his passion for viticulture by continuing the restoration of the vineyards of his ancestors in Oplenac. It was during this venture that he founded The King’s Winery, which was built in the middle of these royal vineyards, in the style of French cellars, in 1931. The winery currently produces wines exclusively from its own orchards, including Sauvignon blanc, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, and Suveren (Cabernet sauvignon).
Brestovi i Vizije
Located on the slopes of Bukulja, the village Brestovi i vizija, owned by Milivoj Tomić - Tonđa, was named after the Brestovi tavern, which was run by Tonđa's grandfather, the famous Milivoje Tomić Mika-Copa in the nearby village of Donja Šatornja, at the foot of Rudnik. Continuing the hospitality tradition of his grandfather, Tondja decided to use the natural benefits of his hometown to build magnificent apartments on the slopes of Mount Bukulja, by restoring three original Šumadija wooden “Vajats” (specific type of house found in Serbian villages), older than two centuries.
The village "Divljakovac" was built on the slopes of the mountain Bukulja, at an altitude of 380m with a view of the city and the surrounding area. At that altitude, winds cross, creating ecologically fresher air. The village consists of seven "Vajata" over 200 years old, which are equipped as double and five-bed apartments with luxury bathrooms. Scenic views of the village springs from every corner. The old tavern has been converted into "Serbian Domestic Cuisine".
Below the mountain Bukulja, at an altitude of 396 m there is a restaurant "Hunting Paradise" that serves unique and delicious food, awakening all the senses. As guests approach the restaurant, they can sense the smell of delicious homemade bread from the oven. In addition, the restaurant offers homemade brandy from plums, quinces and apricots as well as homemade wine.
Sports and Other Fun Activities
Running track for cross country running - Park Bukovicke Banje
Semi-olympic swimming pool - Tahiti
Ice rink - Park Bukovicke Banje
Tennis - Ivancevic
Equitation (Horse Riding) - Konjicki Klub Arandjelovac
Mountain Climbing - Bukulja
Fishing - Garasko Jezero
Aqua Park - Izvor
Art Festival - “Mermer i Zvuci”