Must see and feel - Petnica

by Ivan Beljic

One of the most interesting sights in Valjevo

There are many monuments in and around Valjevo, but the most interesting one is Petnica. What's more, it is far away from the city's noise and crowd. Citizens go there when they want to escape from everyday obligations and meet with some friends.

More about history of PETNICA

Petnica is a small village, 5 km away from Valjevo. It was founded at the beginning of the 15th century. The oldest known written document is Petnica Psalms from 1488, where its monastery and school there were first mentioned. The Turks burned the monastery in the 18th century, but the church, last renovated in 1864, is still standing. When digging foundations for the centre facilities, excavators uncovered the remains of the old cemetery in Petnica ("Bobija") that were transferred to today's church. Today, in the back yard of the large Petnica Science Centre, there are still two of the three school buildings raised in 1925.