Cities of Serbia

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Commemorative postage stamps

Year of issue: 2021

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Description

Kraljevo

Kraljevo is a city of rich history and culture, on the territory of which a modern Serbian state was created. It is located on the banks of the Ibar and West Morava at the very gate of the Valley of Centuries, which provides a unique opportunity to visit in just one day the monastery Žiča (13th century), where seven Serbian kings were crowned, one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Europe – the mysterious Maglič (13th century) and the Serbian pearl on the UNESCO list, the Studenica monastery (12th century), which is rightly called the mother of all Serbian monasteries.

The city itself is architecturally interestingly designed and is recognizable by the large circular square dominated by the Monument to the Serbian Warriors, from which the streets branch in four directions, and all of them intersect at right angles. The central city zone is a real pedestrian oasis with a large number of cafes, bars, pastry shops, restaurants and pizzerias. For a slightly longer walk, the promenade along the river Ibar is ideally arranged, where there are several river rafts and beach bars where you can take a rest, relax from the walk and enjoy the beauties of nature just a few hundred meters from the city noise.

Stamp motif: Monument to the Serbian Warriors.

Vignette motif: Monument of Resistance and Victory – located in the city park near the train station. It is dedicated to the victims and battles of Kraljevo in the Second World War. The author of the monument is the Yugoslav and Slovenian sculptor Lojze Dolinar. The monument was unveiled on November 29, 1959, to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the liberation of Kraljevo in World War II.

Expert collaboration: Tourist Organization of the City of Kraljevo.
Artistic realization of the issue: Anamari Banjac, academic painter.

Novi Pazar

Surrounded by the heights of Golija and Rogozna mountains and Pešter plateau, Novi Pazar is located in the valley of the same name, on the most beautiful slopes of the Nature Park Golija and at the confluence of the rivers Raška and Jošanica. An exceptional geographical position – on Stambol Road, the main link between the then Republic of Dubrovnik and the centre of the Ottoman Empire, predetermined the engagement of Pazar’s population in trade as a basic occupation since time immemorial, after which the city itself got its name.

According to the 2011 census, Novi Pazar has 109,327 inhabitants, while according to unofficial data, this city has over 120,000 inhabitants.

Novi Pazar is also known for its cultural values of international, national and regional significance, rich gastronomy and spas. The city is adorned with UNESCO-protected monuments: the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul – the oldest monument of church architecture in Serbia, the Đurđevi Stupovi Monastery, the first Serbian capital – the Old Town of Ras, and the Sopoćani Monastery. There is also the Old Bazaar, bordered by the Arab Mosque at the beginning and the Altun-Alem Mosque at the bottom of the Bazaar; the fortress with the Watchtower, the hamam of Isa-beg Ishaković, the founder of Novi Pazar. Novopazarska and Rajčinovićka spas are widely known for their healing characteristics.

Thanks to the beauty of the landscape and the importance of its geographical position, rich cultural and historical heritage, Novi Pazar has grown into a unique multiethnic space where Western and Eastern civilisations meet and Christian and Islamic culture mix.

Stamp motif: panorama of Novi Pazar with the Old Bazaar.
Vignette motif: Watchtower on the ramparts of the city fortress.
Expert collaboration: Tourist Organization Novi Pazar.
Artistic realization of the issue: Anamari Banjac, academic painter.

 

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