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Igrali se konji vrani
The 2 bronze sculptures in front of the Federal Building, officially called 'Igrali se konji vrani' (Black horses are playing), symbolize the victory of a man over evil.
The sculptures were designed by our famous sculptor Toma Rosandic and made by Mic'a Jeremic.
The figures have been here since 1939.
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Savezna skupština (Federal Building) is yet another monumental building in Belgrade. It's also the building that people usually take pictures of.
It was designed by Jovan Ilkic and his son Pavle and built between 1907 and 1936.
In front of the building, there are 2 bronze sculptures officially called 'Igrali se konji vrani' (Black horses were playing). They have been here since 1939.
Skupština Grada Beograda
Skupština grada Beograda (Belgrade City Hall) was originally designed as the Royal Palace of the Obrenovic Dynasty of Serbia. Now it houses the City Hall offices.
The building was designed by Aleksandar Bugarski and built in 1880s.
This is also the place where our successful athletes are welcomed after their great victories.
Crkva Svetog Marka
On the grounds of the old church from 1835, a new one was built from 1931 to 1940. Crkva Svetog Marka (Saint Marko's Church) was designed by Petar and Branko Krstic.
Here you can find the sarcophagus with the remains of Czar Dušan and also some of the valuable 18th- and 19th-century-icons.
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This is yet another monumental building in one of the longest streets of Belgrade. This is where future architects and electrical engineers spend most of their time.
In front of the building there's a monument to Nikola Tesla, world-famous scientist.
The "Svetozar Markovic" University Library was funded by the Carnegie Foundation and opened its doors in 1926. After the National Library of Serbia, the University Library is the second largest and most imporant library in Serbia. The library includes beautifully decorated study halls for students.
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St Mark's Church
The church was built between 1931 & 1940 on a place where the old church from 1835 used to be. The church contains a valuable collection of Serbian icons from the 18th and 19th centuries. It also houses the sarcophagus that contains the remains of the Serbian Emperor Dusan who died in 1355.
ST. MARK'S CHURCH
It's located near Radio Television of Serbia. St. Mark's Church at Tašmajdan was built in the 1931-1940 period at the place where the old church from 1835 used to be. It's in Serbian-Byzantine style but this temple is most like the Graèanica monastery. The equipping and decoration of the temple is still unfinished. At the south part is a sarcophagus with the remains of Czar Dušan, brought here from his endowment, the monastery of St. Michael the Archangel near Prizren. On the north side is the white marble crypt containing the remains of Patriarch German Ðoriæ. One of the most valuable collections of Serbian XVIII and XIX-century icons is kept in this church.
Vukov spomenik | Monument of Vuk Karadzic (I&V)
Monument of Vuk Karadzic stands at crossing of Bulevar kralja Aleksandra (Boulevard of King Alexander I Karadjordjevic) and Ruzveltova (Roosevelt's Street). It is the artwork of Serbian sculptor Djordje Jovanovic. The monument was unveiled on 7th November 1937, at the centenary celebration of birth of Vuk Karadzic, famous Serbian linguist and reformer of the Serbian language.
The idea for the monument came from Srpska knjizevna zadruga, the oldest Serbian publishing house, in 1920. After 12 years of collecting the money donations, in 1932, the monument was cast in Prague.
It is very interesting that the author, Djordje Jovanovic was very unpleased with the location of the monument – on the verge of urban area of Belgrade. Today it is in the very center of the city, at one of the most noticeable squares. It is not the result of relocating the monument but of the quick growth of the city!
The monument is colloquially called simply Vukov spomenik – Vuk's Monument. The area around it is kod Vuka – by Vuk.
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St. Marco’s Church
St. Marco’s Church was put up in 1940 at the place of an old church from 1835. Within the Church, which vusually resembles Gracanica Monastery, holy relics of Emperor Dusan rest as well as rich icon collection.
This is the most important building i Serbia & Montenegro - it's our parliament, it's where the important decisions come to place and history is made. The building itself was built over 3 decades from 1906-1937 by famous architect Jovan Ilkic. The first brick was laid by Serbian King Petar Karadjordjevic 1 and the interior was decorated by the most famous Yugoslav artists. If the architectual quality doesn't interest you, then you should know that this is the same building that was on all the breaking news 5 years ago when protestors came here to overthrow then president Slobodan Milosevic! It's much more peaceful these days though, and worth seeing!
The Russian church
As you may know the Serbs and Russians share the same religion, and that is Christian Orthodoxy. Next to the church of St Marko there is a Russian Orthodox church, it is supposed to be in the style of churches in Russia
The church of St. Marko
The church of St. Marko is thought to be one of the most beautiful and also most spiritual in Belgrade. It was built between 1931 and 1940 in the place of an old church which had been destroyed in the first world war. It was built to pay tribute to the Gracanica chuch in Kosovo. It's just as beautiful inside as it is outside. Inside you can find one of the biggest chandeliers in the Christian world as well as a sarcophagus with the relics of Serbian Tsar Dusan, which were brought from my hometown Prizren!
If you're a student or a teacher, this is the building you shouldn't miss. Here you can find all you might need for your studies or lectures.
The University Library was founded in 1838 and opened in 1926. It was named after Svetozar Markovic, our famous politician and writer.
MONUMENT IN PIONIRSKI PARK
One of the most beautiful parks in Belgrade. located between the Bulevar kralja Aleksandra, Kralja Milana, Kneza Milosa and Dragoslava Jovanovica streets. Until 1944 it has been surrounded with a high wall and served as a garden of the Old Palace (now the City Assembly of Belgrade). After removal of the wall, the park was put into public use and named Pionirski park, after the organization of the youngest (pioneers). In honour of the great writer of Serbian literature and Nobel laureate Ivo Andric, a promenade named Andricev Venac was built between the park and Kralja Milana Street, and a monument was raised up.
I don't know nothing about this monument. Any help is welcome.
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