Požega

To the Prince’s Homeland

Požega
Požega has alaways been the crossroads of roads and railways, a place in the basin which joins four rivers together (Moravica, Đetinja, Skrapež and Lužnica), a region of fruitful and abundant villages. This town has been famous for its oblong square, village fairs and balls, but today also for its Railway Museum. The hometown of Miloš Obrenović, the founder of Požega in 1832, Gornja Dobrinja, is located in the vicinity: the oblong square was built around two crosswise lines, and then numerous houses, shops and craft workshops were erected one by one along its rim. All this is now the basis of the modern town.

In vivid and abundant villages tourism has evolved mainly thanks to the hosts who welcome their guests heartily, seating them at a table with rich food. Ježevica village, stooping under the weight of fruits, offers you the most comfortable accommodation in the Hotel ”Jele“, famous for its gate which resembles the one of Wimbledon. Here you can enjoy in the swimming pool and tennis courts, or try some delicious home-cooked food or a specialty of the house called ”Serbian Sword“. Gornja Dobrinja is proud of its monumental complex dedicated to Prince Miloš, the castle and the best brandy, Church Prilipac, a pious endowment of Prince Lazar, galleries packed with art paintings and also by its creek watermills; on the other hand, Tometino Polje, located on the brims of Maljen, takes pride in numerous weekend houses, vast meadows and conifers, as well as a little mountain river full of crabs and fish. Village Roge on the River Rzav has had a spa for the treatment of joint, neurological and rheumatic diseases ever since ancient times.

Visitors of Požega are frequently attracted by the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum. The Museum exhibits ancient engines and carriages, i.e. the oldest engine engineered in the Balkans in 1882. This town has become known for regular gatherings of young film-makers from all over the world. They come here each August within the camp ”Interaction“ to make documentary films.