Have fun in Nis
HAVE FUN IN NIS
STEVAN SREMAC AND KALČA
Somewhat of a local legend, Kalča, was a fictional hunter who came to Niš and stayed as a guest of 'Ivko', a local man. Not wanting to leave, he hung around for three days, eating, drinking, talking and telling tales of his adventures and encounters in the wild, which were often based on fantasy and always exaggerated. Stevan Sremac, famous Serbian novelist, author of 'Ivkova Slava' (Ivka's Glory) and creator of the aforementioned storyteller, lived in Niš for 13 years and influenced its literary culture significantly. The bronze sculpture - positioned at the end of what was once a famous craftsmen' street, Kazandžijsko sokače (Tinkers' Alley) - shows Kalča telling an animated story, his faithful dog (Čapa) and Stevan Sremać listening intently, all of whom seem to be drinking rakija, unsurprisingly enough.
TINKERS ALLEY - 18TH CENT (KAZANDZIJSKO SOKACE)
This is an old urban quarter in what is today Kopitareva Street. It was built in the first half of 18th century. It was a street full of tinkers and other craftsmen, together with their houses coming from
Turkish period. Unfortunately, only some of those are preserved today and protected by the state. The street has recently become packed with cafes, a favorite site for the visitors.
MAUSOLEUM OF COUNT ALEXEI KIRILLOVICH VRONSKY - LOVER OF ANNA KARENINA (19TH CENT.)
The Holy Trinity Church in Gornji Adrovac (municipality of Aleksinac) near Nis was built in
commemoration of the death of Nikolai Rayevsky. Rayevsky was celebrated as Count Vronsky in
Tolstoy's famous novel Anna Karenina.