The famous Wax Museum in Jagodina has a new attraction: along with figures of 30 famous sciencetists, politicians, writers, actors, sportsmen, clerics, there are also carriages from the 19th century, which are believed to belong to King Milan Obrenovic’s court.
The carriages are more than 150 years old and are made of rose and cherry wood. They are well preserved and in running condition. They were pulled by two horses, and they are the property of the medieval monastery Jošanica near Jagodina.
A new upholstery was recently installed on the carriages, but everything else is original, 150 years old.
According to the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, it is a luxury carriage made in Paris, with the coat of arms of the King of Milan on its door.
The coat of arms proves that the carriages belonged to the King of Milan, and this was discovered by experts from the History Museum in Belgrade.
The carriages were in function until the 1960s, and it is not known how they arrived at the Jošanica monastery. It is thought that they were donated to Jošanica, whose restoration King Milan helped generously. As far as is known, this is the only luxury means of transport from the second half of the 19th century preserved in Serbia.
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