Monument to the Unknown Hero - Mountain Avala
The highest peak of Avala is at 506 meters above sea level.
How did this monument come about and what was there before it?
With its elevated position of the Belgrade, Avala has always been a good lookout and observation point for both the conquerors and the defenders of the city.
Among the first inhabitants of Avala are the Celts who came here as miners. They were succeeded by the Roman conquerors who built a...
A year before the completion of the construction work on the Avala Tower, in 1964, a Russian military delegation that was flying to Belgrade to attend the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Liberation of Belgrade were killed in an airplane crash on the slopes of Avala.
Among the victims were Marshal Biryuzov and General Zhdanov, as well as other high-ranking Russian officers and the crew members.
In 1965, in memory of plane crash victims the monument was erected...
Near the Mountain lodge "Čarapićev Brest", there are two monuments dedicated to Karađorđe's military commander, Vasa Čarapić, the Dragon from Avala, the prince of Grocka. The older monument is made of wood, with motifs from the First Serbian Uprising sculptured by Bogosav Živković. It was built by the Forest Unite "Belgrade". On the place of this monument, twenty years ago there used to be the last of six elms under which the duke Vasa Čarapić gathered people and invited them to revolt...