The residence of Prince Miloš in Gornja Crnuća

The residence of Prince Miloš in Gornja Crnuća

Prince Miloš’s residence in Gornja Crnuća can be considered the first Serbian court of prince Miloš Obrenović. Prince’s family lived in a typical log-cabin called “osaćanka” from 1814 to 1818, when Kragujevac became the new capital. During the staging of the uprising in Takovo on Palm Sunday (Serbian “Cveti”) in 1815, Miloš unfurled a flag in front of his newly built home in Crnuća while uttering his famous sentence: “Here I am, and here you are! War to the Turks!” In addition to that, one of the most significant sessions of the Serbian Assembly took place in Crnuća itself on 19 December 1815, when Miloš Obrenović was chosen as “a supreme prince and leader of Serbian people”, when princes of administrative units (“nahija”) and members of public offices were appointed, and the first Serbian budget was drawn up.

Nowadays, the residence holds a permanent exhibition titled “Serbian home in the first half of the XIX century”. In the vicinity of Gornja Crnuća, there is a pious endowment of a count palatine Radič Postupović – the Medieval monastery Vraćevšnica, which had a crucial religious and political role during the uprising period.

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