The underground shelter
The underground shelter of Karadjordjevic
Not far from the Iron Bridge on the Drina, in a large, rocky hill is the underground city of refuge. In the belly of the hill, on the orders of King Alexander I Karadjordjevic, was built in an underground maze of chambers that makes excavated in stone for the King's wartime command post and a longer stay of more people underground.
The construction of the underground city began in 1931. it lasted until the assassination of King Alexander in Marseilles 1934th Work was stopped, and then it was done about two-thirds of the shelters.
This place was used only once, in April 1941. when the young Peter II before he had gone into exile, spent his last night in Serbia, in the unfinished shelter.
Along about a mile and a half are rooms, halls, office, halls which are plastered and painted in white and, in the completion of construction should receive three to five thousand people with all the conditions for a smooth stay under tons of rock. There is a chapel with a place for the altar, and ornament for the only one wall of decorated rooms. The other walls are filled with the signatures of rare visitors.
In the underground premises is not cold, the temperature is 14 to 16 degrees, and humidity are very rare. The whole area is naturally hollow rocks that were dug further, and this place was used only once, though it was not complete finished.
There is more to explore what's in seventy rooms, but for now it is known that the tunnels were excavated in the form of the Holy Cross, and that in this maze are the remains of the chapel, the altar area and the royal fountain. Shelter built between the wars, with access and dungeons of the Roman town Ad Drinum, which connected both Drina coast.