Just how well do you know cities in Serbia – a question equally legitimate to ask both foreigners and people who live here. Kragujevac, the centre of Šumadija and a city that can be traced back to the times before the Nemanjić dynasty, is the fourth largest city in Serbia. In almost all periods of history, Kragujevac played an important role and every generation remembers it for something. Extraordinary cultural heritage, museums, galleries, Kragujevac Theatre as the first institution of this type in modern Serbian history preserve the memories not only of the city, but of the entire country. In addition, Kragujevac is home to many events taking place throughout the year, dedicated to different aspects of life. In October alone, these include the international Kragujevac Jazz Festival, „Veliki Školski Čas“ („The Great School Lesson“) commemorating students and professors shot in Kragujevac in World War II and Šumadija Fest. The town’s idyllic surroundings in what was once the most densely forested region of Serbia are a separate story.