Aranđelovac
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Meet Aranđelovac

Geographic coordinates of the municipality of Aranđelovac are determined between 44°12ʹ N and 20°25ʹ E (by Greenwich).

Aranđelovac lies 250 metres above sea level and is located beneath the northeast of Bukulja mountain (696 m of altitude) where the Kubršnica river has its springs. The municipality covers an area of 375,89 km² and has 48,000 inhabitants. Aranđelovac is 74 km far from Belgrade if reached by driving along the highway. It is 55 km far from Kragujevac, around 22 km from Mladenovac, 14 km from Topola and about 33 km from Lazarevac.

The town is situated in central Šumadija, surrounded by Bukulja and Venčac mountains. The remains of ancient cultures confirm that the life has developed continuously here since the Stone Age. A settlement called Vrbica, which later became town Aranđelovac, was first mentioned in 1753 as “Šanac Vrbica”, a community with 50 houses and 300 inhabitants. The result of a Decree on settling in neighbouring villages issued in 1839 by prince Miloš was a town which at first was developing along left shore of the Kubršnica river towards Mladenovac and later towards mineral springs in Bukovik. Thus, Aranđelovac became typical road village developed out of villages Vrbica and Bukovik.

During his reign for the second time, prince Miloš promised to build the church dedicated to St. Archangel. He issued a Decree on August 1st 1859 where, among other things, he bespoke: “…may Vrbica be called Aranđelovac from now on.”

Today, an urban area has a long main street leading from the entrance to the town centre where Bukovička banja, an appealing spa resort within the park, covers an area of 24 ha. Trade-and-craftwork area is protected as “stara čaršija” (arch. an old borough) and there are many restaurants, shops, cafés, pastry shops here. The street, named after its founder prince Miloš, connects two protected cultural-historical units – Spa park and Paleolithic museum in Risovača Cave. Another protected unit, Orašac, is located at the entrance to the town.

In a peaceful part of the town and spa itself visitors can rest and stay in many spa facilities, hotels and private houses or villas for rent. Today, the park is the biggest European outdoor museum of sculptures which were made in the period of 45 years of symposium Beli Venčac. In the summertime, an open scene in the park is the place where many theater plays or traditional dances happen within the program of Mermer i zvuci festival. On the slopes of Bukulja, there is the Museum, villa Karadžić and a church. Pedestrian path and good asphalt road lead from the spa park towards the mountain top. On the other side of Bukulja there is a reservoir Garaši, an unspoilt paradise for true lovers of fishing.

Due to ideal climate and relaxing atmosphere in the town and spa, many sportsmen come here to do their training and prepare themselves for the upcoming matches. A lot of sports grounds, football pitches and tennis courts are at their disposal.