What to see

Churches and monasteries

Church of the Holy Three Hierarches

This monumental church, the largest in Western Serbia, is dedicated to the saints: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom and is located in the city zone near the river Skrapež. The project was realized by Professor Ljubiša Folić with the blessing of the Bishop of Žiča, his Eminence Stefan, while the foundations were consecrated by Bishop Atanasije Jevtić and Bishop Grigorije Đurić on 11 August, 2002.

Church of the Holy emperor Constantine and empress Helena

In the very center of the city, only one year after the town was established in 1833, based on the project of Russian emigrant Vasily Akurosov a church was built dedicated to the holy emperor Constantine and empress Helena. Concrete and steel reinforcement were used for the construction, which presented significant construction progress in central Serbia at that time. The interior of the temple was painted by Đorđe Zografski from Veles with his sons.

Log church in Gorobilje

This church is dedicated to the birth of Saint John the Baptist and is one of the oldest and smallest in Serbia. It was built in 1705 after the Great Migration of Serbs. In order to satisfy their religious needs and at the same time meet the Turkish requirements regarding construction, the population built it from wooden elements. It is not elevated from the ground and has a low entrance door. According to legend, the church was moved for security reasons from the area of Slatina, where it was first built to the village area of Počeča where it is currently located. The iconostasis was painted in 1833 by Janko Mihailović Moler and his son. The only preserved Roman monument in Gorobilje – the sacrificial altar, is located at the church gate.

Monastery of Saint George in Godovik

This monastery was built in the 13th century, at the same time as the church of St. Ahilije in Arilje and was located at the line of defense against the bogumil. Very little is known about the early past of this monastery except that it had its own frescoes which were destroyed by the Turkish fires. The monastery was renovated in 1808 by order of the Serbian leader Karadjordje. In 1832 the first school in liberated Serbia started operating at the Godovik Monastery. At that time, the monastery had its own fraternity and was an important religious, educational and cultural center of Serbia. Today, this monastery has the function of a parish church and is located in the village of Godovik, 8 km from Požega.

The Church of St. Elijah, built in the 19th century, was modeled after, and architecturally very similar to, the Church of St. George in Užice.

Church of the Nativity of the Most holy Virgin in Prilipac

This endowment of Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović was built in 1374 in the village of Prilipac, 6 kilometers from Požega. The prince raised it as a sign of gratitude to God for the victory over the ruler Nikola Altomanović. This place of worship has been demolished and rebuilt three times during its history. The current iconostasis was made by Janko Mihailović Moler.

An international painting colony is held in the churchyard since 1995, so the church in Prilipac is not only a religious, but also an important cultural center of the municipality of Požega.

Church of the Holy apostles Peter and Paul in Gornja Dobrinja

This temple was built in 1822 by Prince Miloš Obrenović at the location where the church of Kosovo used to be, which was part of the monastery Nikolje beneath Kablar. In the churchyard there are monuments dedicated to the prince’s father Teodor, several worthy priests and national notables, mostly from the 19th century, as well as those who died during the liberation wars from 1912 to 1918 from the area of the Dobrinja church parish.

The church is an integral part of the memorial complex dedicated to Prince Miloš Obrenović.