CHURCH OF SAINT SAVA
One of the largest Orthodox churches in the world is located in Belgrade. This is the Church of Saint Sava. The Temple of Saint Sava is located in the center of Belgrade. This place is very important for the history of the Temple of Saint Sava, because it remains of the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church and where Saint Sava were burnt down by the Ottoman vizier Sinan Pasha. Today the Temple is one of the most monumental buildings in the landscape of Belgrade. Work on the restoration of icons and decorations is still going on inside the Temple, they are engaged in restoration every day. Today, the temple is a monument to its patron Saint Savas and astonishing perseverance, which went on its construction during all the lengthy wars and misfortunes that delayed its construction. For many people, the construction of the temple was long in their lives, and before the church was completed, the construction site, where workers worked to complete the temple, was a religious gathering place, where people were given the opportunity to stop and light candles, to wish the best for their loved ones and relatives.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
At the confluence of the Sava and the Danube in 1958 was built Museum of Modern Art , which is located in New Belgrade. The building itself resembles crystal and stands out from the rest of the buildings in the city. The expositions show Yugoslav art, 20th century engravings, sculptures and much more.
THE VICTOR OF KALEMEGDAN
The monument to Victor Kalemegdan was built in 1928. The monument glorifies the victory of the Kingdom of Serbia over Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire and symbolizes the Victory of Freedom. The monument is one of the most famous landmarks of Belgrade, which is located in the Belgrade Fortress on the site of a medieval castle. This work is one of the most famous works of Ivan Meshtrovich. The statue holds a falcon in one hand, which symbolizes the expectation of new threats and the sword of war in the other hand, ready to counter these threats. The statue looks ahead through the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers and across the vast Pannonian Plain. The statue also directs its gaze towards the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which was there during the construction of the monument. It is the most powerful and most popular visual symbol of Belgrade.
Fortress Kalemegdan changed centuries. It also developed over the centuries, was a battleground in many wars, saw the brutality of the conquerors and the courage of the defenders of their native city. This became the place where Belgrade began its development. The fortress was divided into stages, it was the period between the 1st and the 18th centuries, from Roman castrum to the Austrian-Ottoman artillery fortification. The fortress complex consists of the fortress itself, divided into Upper Town and Lower Town. On the upper city are represented: the Gate of Despot, Sahat Kula, the Roman Well, as well as the Statue of Victor. In the Lower Town are represented: Nebojša Tower, Amam, Gate of Charles VI and Park Kalemegdan, where famous people from the science, culture and history of Serbia lived. Belgrade fortress will give you the opportunity to enjoy the view of the confluence of the Sava and Danube, Zemun and New Belgrade. We advise you to visit Kalemegdan Park, as there are: the pavilion "Cvijeta Zuzorić", a zoo, a cafe, a restaurant, a museum, a large staircase, a children's park, monuments, sculptures and several sports grounds!
Skadarlija is a quiet corner of Belgrade that has been preserved to this day around the bohemian tavern of Tri seÅ¡ira in the area of Skadarska Street. These were small houses long time ago, but some of them have survived. The Tri Sesira Hotel, built in the second half of the 19th century, was the home of numerous Bohemians. The aquaduct of the Bulbuldere water pipeline, which included 14 arches, once stood right in the middle of the mahalla. The Skadar Fountain was located here in the 19th century together with the Skadar Gate. The beginning of adaptation of Skadarliya was in 1966 according to the project of Ugleshi Bogunovich. Reconstruction was carried out, as was the revival of Skadarska Street in an attempt to save this part of old Belgrade. The aim of the project was to revive traditions and add new attractions. From Skadarlija the traffic of any transport was blocked, original landscape elements were returned, a fountain, lanterns, chandeliers were built and hotels and restaurants were added. In the seventies Skadarlija was named the "sister" of the Montmartre block in Paris.
This place with popular bars and restaurants was once a river port warehouse. Located at the quay is fantastic because it is only a few meters away from the Belgrade Fortress, close to the main attractions of the city and near the popular place of nightlife of the city and the city center of Savamala. The Beton Hala attracts tourists and visitors 24 hours a day thanks to its fascinating view, wonderful atmosphere and a variety of facilities with food and drinks.
Ada Ciganlia is called the Belgrade Sea. It was turned into a demi-island by human hands. The peninsula occupies an area of about 800 hectares and for the second year in a row is awarded the Blue Flag for its services. The Blue Flag is an international recognition of the quality of the beach. Ada is an ecological oasis decorated with thick deciduous forest and crystal clear water. It is a habitat for large numbers of birds, insects and rodents. The lake is home to a large number of fish. You can swim anywhere along the pebble beach, which is 7 kilometers long. Also, you can row on the lake by boat, you can also use a kayak. You can play water polo, windsurfing, water skiing with a rope pulley and much more. You can play basketball, soccer, handball, volleyball, tennis, rugby, field hockey and golf. If you want to enjoy your meal and just relax, you can visit many restaurants and cafes that will give you gastronomic pleasure.
After the demolition of the Stambol Gate and the construction of the National Theatre in 1869, the Republic Square was formed. The symbolic gate, which was built at the turn of the 18th century, was located between the monument to Prince Mihailo and the National Theatre. The road to Istanbul passed through the gate, which gave the gate its name. In 1882, the town-planning of the square began in connection with the erection of the monument to Prince Michael. On the place of the National Museum was erected the building of the first floor, which housed the tavern "Dardaneli", where the meet ups of artists of that time took place. In 1903 this building was demolished for the construction of the building of the Fund Administration (now this building is the building of the National Museum). After World War II, the tram tracks were removed from the square, and the square with the graves and memorials of the Red Army soldiers who participated in the battles and gave their lives for the liberation of Belgrade in 1944 was moved.
THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
On November 30, 1830, a meeting of the Grand National Assembly was held, and the building of the National Assembly was erected in the immediate vicinity of this building. In 1907 the construction of the building was started according to the project of Jovan Ilkich. Construction was completed in 1936. The building was built in the style of academic traditionalism with a rich design. Inside the building, the atmosphere is created by the walls, which include 20 frescoes of great masters. The building includes many sculptures, four of which are the most interesting, because the sculptures symbolize the historical development of all three constitutional nations and the founders of the royal dynasties - King Tomislav,King Dusan, Prince Kochel and Karadjorje. On June 5, 2006, Serbia became an independent country again, and the building located on the square of Nikola Pasic was restored in its original purpose - the building of the National Assemble.
Knez Mihailova Street is one of the oldest and most important monumental urban environments, so it is protected by law. It is a pedestrian street with many shops. Knez Mikhailova consists of houses that were built in the late 1870s. During the Roman Empire, the Singidunum Population Center was founded here. in 1867, the street was built quickly to find its current physiognomy, which is why powerful people and rich families of Belgrade built their houses on this street. In 1870, the administration assigned the current street name to Prince Mihailo's Street.
The municipality of the city Belgrade is rightly Zemun since 1945. The settlement of the Zemun district was still in the Neolithic, because the location of the banks of the Danube and Sava served as the reason for the settlement. The history of Zemun as a city originates in 1717, when the Austrians came to these lands and they joined the Habsburg monarchy. Zemun was located on the border and evolved as a commercial and economic center. This had a particular impact on the Serbs who lived under the rule of Turkey. In 1920, more than 30000 citizens of various nationalities lived in Zemun. In the center of the fortification is the Millennium Tower. It was built in 1896. The tower was renewed in 1962. It is known as the tower of Sibindzhanina Yanko (John Hunyadi). On the street Dubrovachka 2, a sundial was built in the early 19th century with baroque elements. In the second half of the 18th century, Main Street 6 was built as a one-story civilian house. This is the place where Dmitry Davidovich was born. Dmitry was the founder of Serbian newspapers, secretary of Prince Milos Obrenovic, a statesman and a diplomat.
NIKOLA TESLA MUSEUM
In the center of Belgrade is the Museum of the Most Great Nikola Tesla, the museum has kept the legacy of this fantastic person. The museum was built by the project of the famous Serbian architect Dragis Brasovan in 1929, the project initially assumed the construction of the villa. The whole legacy of Nikola was transferred to Belgrade in 1951 due to Tesla's testament. In the museum you can always visit the exhibition, which consists of original documents, original books and magazines, plans and drawings of Nikola Tesla. This collection is very valuable, it contains more than 160000 original documents. The museum also contains original technical items and devices, about 1000 plans, drawings, books and magazines, 1200 technical items and much more!
In the southern suburb of Belgrade is located the Avala Tower - it is a telecommunication and observation tower, which rises on Mount Avala. This tower is rightly the highest tower in Belgrade, Serbia and the Balkans with a height of 205 meters. On a sunny day, you can see the environment within a radius of 100 kilometers, you can see the mountains, rivers and the city from a bird's eye view. The Avala Tower was a famous landmark in Belgrade, Serbia and the former Yugoslavia.