White Palace

The White Palace is a former royal residence of the Karađorđević dynasty. The palace is located in the Royal Compound, in the Dedinje neighborhood of Belgrade. This is one of several royal residences that you will be able to visit during your Belgrade tour.

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace in Dedinje was built between 1924 and 1929, on orders by King Alexander I, as the official royal residence. The designers were the architect Živojin Nikolić and the academic Nikolaj Krasnov of the Royal Academy. 

Albania Palace

Opened in 1940, it was the first skyscraper in Southeast Europe. Location of the building was previously occupied by the kafana (tavern) named Albanija. It was a small, unsightly, crummy house, yet the venue was very popular ... read the rest of the story.

Captain Miša's Mansion

Captain Miša's Mansion is one of the most notable buildings in Belgrade. It is the University of Belgrade's administration and governance building. The building was built in 1863. It had been originally designed to serve for the anticipated court of the grandson of Karađorđe Petrović, who was married to Captain Miša’s youngest daughter Sara.

The building of the SANU

The building of the Serbian Acadamy of Sciences and Arts (SANU) was constructed in the academic style with elements of Art Nouveau in 1924. It is the work of Dragutin Djordjevic and Andra Stevanovic. The SANU predecessors were the Society of Serbian Literacy and the Serbian Scholarly Society. The Serbian Royal Academy was founded under the law in 1886 and it had been the most significant scholarly and educational institution in Serbia ever since.

Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment  - Kolarac

The Kolarac People's University Building was erected at the time of the raising awareness about Belgrade as the capital of the new country and the needs of the metropolitan environment for the cultural centre. The first ideas about the construction of the object for the needs of public lectures and performances according to the program of a "people's university" appeared in 1928, when the competition for the Kolarac People's University Building at the Republika Square was announced. 

Igumanova palace

Well known building in Terazije street in Belgrade. It was built in 1938., in the style of modernism, and designed by architects Peter and Branko Krstic. It was built by Sima Andrejevic Igumanov (1804-1882), Serbian retailer and a major philanthropist.  

Palace of the National Bank of Serbia

By design of the famous Vienna architect, Konstantin Jovanović, the palace of the National Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia was constructed, in 1890, at the same place where it still is. This palace with an elegant facade, heraldic symbols, harmonious architecture and the interior space full of sculptor works and paintings, has got something to show. 

Building of Belgrade Cooperative

Belgrade Cooperative Building was built according to the project by two leading Belgrade architects, University professors, Andra Stevanović and Nikola Nestorović. The majority of the building was constructed on the old embankment, and since the land was underwater due to the proximity of the river, the foundation of many walls has to be made of reinforced concrete, the first time in Belgrade.

Hotel Moskva

Hotel Moskva, a Belgrade landmark built in the Russian Art Nouveau style, is one of the most important architectural gems of the capital of Serbia. 

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Monument to Prince Mihailo Obrenović

Mihailo Obrenović (1823-1868). The son of Prince Miloš and Princess Ljubica, he first came into power following the death of his elder brother Milan (1839). The sultan confirmed him to be an elected, but not a hereditary prince. Toma Vučić initiated an uprising in August 1842 and forced him into exile, bringing Aleksander Karađeorđević to the throne.

The Victor

Author: Ivan Meštrović (Belgrade Fortress; erected in 1928) Meštrović initially designed a sculpture to be set up as part of the drinking fountain on Terazije in 1912, but the public was against having a nude male figure set up in the city centre. 

Monument of Gratitude to France

Installed in Kalemegdan in 1930. Its author is the famous Yugoslav sculptor Ivan Meštrović. The monument was commissioned by the Society of Friends of France and the Society of French Alumni to commemorate the friendship, help and cooperation between France and Serbia in World War I. 

Black Horses at Play

Composition ’Black Horses at Play (Igrali se konji vrani) created in bronze and placed in front of the Serbian Assembly. It is the work of the famous sculptor Toma Rosandića in 1938.

Monument to Vuk Karadžić

Author: Đorđe Jovanović (Kralja Aleksandra Boulevard; erected in 1937) The monument to Vuk Karadžić, the great reformist of the Serbian language, was erected by the Belgrade municipality on one of the largest city squares. 

Monument to Despot Stefan Lazarević

Author: Nebojša Mitrić (Kalemegdan; erected in 1982). Despot Stefan Lazarević (1377-1427, Serbian ruler). Belgrade first became the capital of the Serbian state during his reign. The plinth bears motifs of medieval symbolism and the inscription “I hath found the most beautiful place of antiquity, the overlarge city of Belgrade”.  

Monument to Karađorđe

Author: Sreten Stojanović (erected in 1979). A bronze sculpture, 320 cm in height and dominating the environment, was set up on a hill on a plateau in front of the National Library and the Temple of St. Sava, in memory of Đorđe Petrović – Karađorđe (Black George). Đorđe Petrović (1768-1817), leader of the First Serbian Uprising.

Monument to Nikola Tesla

Author: Frano Kršinić (Plateau in front of the Technical Faculty; erected in 1963)  Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) inventor of the alternating electrical current and nearly 1,000 patents and inventions in the field of electrical engineering. 

Monument to Ivo Andrić

Author: Milenko Mandić (erected in 1992) The monument to the greatest Serbian and Yugoslav writer of the 20th century, the Nobel Prize winner for literature, is located at a salient of the Pioneer Park, near the building of the Presidency of Serbia. 

Monument to Archibald Reiss

Author: Marko Brežanin (Topčider Park; erected in 1931) Doctor Archibald Reiss (1876-1929, publicist, professor of the University in Lausanne, famous criminologist). Invited by the Serbian Government to conduct a survey of the Hungarian, German and Bulgarian atrocities from World War I.

Monument to the Defenders of Belgrade from 1915

Author: Kolja Milunović (Along the Danube banks, at the Sports Centre; erected in 1988) The monument bears the words of major Gavrilović’s order: “At precisely three o’clock the enemy is to be dispersed by a forceful advance, crushed by your bombs and bayonets. The honour of Belgrade, our capital, must be preserved. Soldiers, heroes, the High Command erased our regiment from its standing numbers. Our regiment has been sacrificed for King and Country. You have no need to worry for your lives, for they exist no more. Therefore, onwards to glory! Long live the King! Long live Belgrade!”

Monument to the liberators of Belgrade 1944

It contains graves of 2944 National Liberation Army soldiers and 961 Red Army soldiers and the mass grave of 1381 National Liberation Army soldiers and 711 Red Army soldiers who died during the Belgrade Offensive. The cemetery includes Liberators of Belgrade memorial with the relief by sculptor Rade Stanković and the Red Army soldier sculpture by Antun Augustinčić. In front of the memorial is the sculpture of a Partisan holding a gun by Rade Stanković.

Monument to the Unknown Hero

Author: Ivan Meštrović (on Avala; erected in 1938.). Monuments to unknown heroes were erected in all allied countries during the years after World War I, and Yugoslavia joined in this endeavour. The monument was built for four years and it holds the remains of an unknown hero. It is shaped like a sarcophagus on a plinth with six steps. Caryatids line the sides, symbolizing an honour guard.

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