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Kragujevac is a city in Serbia. With the population of 180 000, it is the fourth largest city in Serbia, the industrial center of the country, the main city of the Šumadija region and the administrative centre of Šumadija District. It is situated on the banks of the Lepenica River.
View over Kragujevac
Tourist Information Centre, Dr Zorana Djindjica 11 (in the centre), ☏ +381 34 332305, ✉ tic@gtokg.org.rs. M-F 08:00-20:00; Sa 08:00-15:00. You can also schedule city tours there and buy local souvenirs. 
Get in
By plane
There is no commercial airport in Kragujevac. The closest ones are in Belgrade (150 km to the North) and Niš (150 km to the South).
By bus
Central bus station (Autobuska stanica), Sumadijska st (centre of the city is easily reachable from the central bus station in 10 minutes). This is the most recommendable option when visiting Kragujevac. The drive from Belgrade lasts for 2 hours and tickets can be purchased at Belgrade's bus station for about €10 round trip. 
By train
Train station (Железничка станица) (next to the central bus station). This mean of transport is not recommended, as it takes much more time than by bus and there is no direct connection from Belgrade, one would need to change train in Lapovo. Nevertheless, if you are arriving from the south of the country, train might be worth considering. 
By car
Located in the center of the country, Kragujevac has good connection to highway E-75, leading to Belgrade and Niš. Parking is not a problem in the city.
Get around
Map of Kragujevac
City center is quite compact and is best explorable on foot. All the major tourist attractions are within the walking distance, except for the memorial park Šumarice, which lies on the northern border of the city and is preferably reachable by either bus or taxi.
Taxi service is extremely cheap, even in comparison to Belgrade. Expect not to pay more than €4, even for more distant destinations.
Public transit
Kragujevac owns an extensive and cheap bus network. Tickets can be purchased at driver.
Museum "Stara livnica", Trg Topolivaca 4 (within Prince’s arsenal), ☏ +381 34 33 77 86. M-F 09:00 - 14:00. It displays the history of the Kragujevac military factory in 1853 - 1973 years. There is an exhibition of modern weapons as well. The museum itself is located in the former building of the Gun Foundry build in 1882. Free entrance. 
The Theatre Building
Čika Dača stadium
Shopping areas are concentrated in the central streets Kralja Petra, Kralja Aleksandra and Lola Ribara and shopping malls.
If you are looking for some Serbian specialties, like pljeskavica, ćevapčići or Karadjordjeva šnicla, Kragujevac is with tones of restaurants and fast food bars great choice.
Fast food
There are of course restaurants all over Kragujevac.
Kragujevac is a young and cheap city where socialising and parties are always high on the agenda. You can find a lot of pubs and bars in the main street Kralja Aleksandra and center, especially in Lole Ribara street. Many of them are opened until late in the night. Unlike Belgrade, there is no curfew in Kragujevac and the drinks are way less expensive.
Cafes & Bars
There are plenty of accommodation opportunities in Kragujevac and getting a hotel room is usually not a problem.
Stay safe
Kragujevac is generally a very safe city. It is one of the safest Serbian cities overall. Take the usual precautions and common sense (such as don't walk in parks alone at 03:00, don't leave your wallet, camera and mobile unattended) and you will most likely not encounter any crime at all. Do not get into conflict with locals after staying out late in the city, especially if they seem aggressive or drunk. Avoid sport fan groups of local team Radnički (djavoli or devils), they tend to be drunk and aggressive. Being a foreigner will not get you into any trouble, just do not show off, but try to make a local friendship instead.
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Last edited on 9 February 2021, at 02:36
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