PANČIĆ’S MAUSOLEUM

Pančić's mausoleum is located on Pančić’s peak, the highest peak of Mount Kopaonik, at 2,017 meters above sea level. It was named after a famous Serbian botanist Josif Pančić. Pančić's mausoleum is the first monument in the mountains of Serbia. It was built by architect Vladimir Vladisavljević, to mark 50 years of mountaineering Serbia in 1951. The mausoleum is built of Kopaonik granite and stone, and on it there is a plaque with an inscription of hikers. Access to the mausoleum is under the official ban. In the fall, after the end of the NATO bombing, National Park Kopaonik was renewed and Pančić's mausoleum was reconstructed, which was damaged during the bombing. Complete mausoleum was rebuilt again, and even the stone from the same quarry was used

Location

Kopaonik is the largest mountain range in Serbia, the length of 82.7 km (from 42º43'36 "to 43º28'01" north latitude) and a width of 63.5 km (from 20º37'09 "to 21º24'02" east longitude). It stretches between the rivers Ibar and Sitnica in the west and the south-east of the Elbe. Provides a wide ridge route from Podbrđe above Kosovska Mitrovica in the northwest, through a series of peaks over 1600 meters, the highest part of the massif, Flat Kopaonik, around which rise Suvo Rudište with Pančić peak (2017 m), Karaman (1934 m) and Gobelja (1834 m).