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Once the Officers' Club, built in 1895 with the financial support of King Aleksandar I Obrenovic, this unusual yellow building's been the seat of the Students' Cultural Centre since 1971. Here you can visit different exhibitions or concerts.
With its 24 floors, Beogradjanka (Belgrade girl) is 1 of the tallest buildings in Belgrade. It was built between 1969 and 1974, following the plans of Branko Pešic.
Today it houses a department store, business offices and radio & TV stations.
Intro Jugoslovensko Dramsko Pozoriste (JDP) or in English the Yugoslav Drama Theatre was founded in 1948. However, the foundations of the building date back to 1864. The building served various purposes before it became a theater.
After WWI Following World War I, since the National Theatre building had been bombed, the JDP building was reconstructed and in January 1920 theater performaces started taking place at the present location of JDP. The auditorium contained 400 seats. Once the National Theatre was reconstructed in 1922, the replacement theater was not closed but it continued to work as the second stage of the National Theatre.
The First Fire On September 11th 1927, the building burnt down in a fire. In 1929, a new building was erected following the plans of engineer Vojislav Zadin and architect Nikolaj Krasnov, and it operated under the name 'The Building on Vracar'. For a short while, the National Parliament of the Kingdom of the Serb, Croats and Slovenes was accommodated in this building.
After WWII Architect Momcilo Belobrk improved and modernised the auditorium and the building, and on April 3rd 1948 the Yugoslav Drama Theatre was opened. In the period between 1948 and 1997 the stage underwent several alterations, the cameo stage, the 'Bojan Stupica' Theatre, was added, and for a time there was a 'theatrical salon'.
The Second Fire On October 17th 1997, the building housing the main stage of JDP burnt down in a massive fire.
Soon after, plans were drawn up and the building of the new main theatre began.
The Old Court
This place used to be the court during the times of the kingdom, it was king's palace and it is where one of the kings was killed with his wife, they were thrown out of the window!!! :(
Today, it is a place popular for welcoming our athletes after great victories (especially basketball, volleyball and waterpolo players), because people gather in mass at the specious area in front of the court (and smash all the flowers carefully planted! Horrible!)
THE OLD PALACE
The Old Palace, the Royal Palace of the Obrenovic Dynasty of Serbia, was built between 1882 and 1884, according to the design of Aleksandar Bugarski, in the style of academism of the 19th century, with intention to surpass all existing residences of the Serbian rulers.
As parts of the Palace there were also a nicely arranged library and the Palace chapel, which faced the garden. The whole interior equipment of the Palace has been mostly imported from Vienna.
Nowadays, the Old Palace is City Assembly.
THE NEW PALACE
The New Palace of Royal family Karadjordjevic is now Presidency of Republic of Serbia. It is located just across the street of Republic Parlaiment and just next to Old Palace, which is City Hall now. It was built during Balkan Wars and the First World War, 1913 – 1918. It was in Royal Palace until White Palace was finished 1929. After that, until the Second World War, it was use like the Museum of Duke Pavle Karadjordjevic.
MONUMENT TO IVO ANDRIC
Monument to Ivo Andric was made by sculptor Milenko Mandic. Its height is 140cm and it was made in bronze and erected in 1992 commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of our Nobel laureate.
IVO ANDRIC (Born in Dolac near Travnik, 1892, died in Belgrade, 1975), 1961 Nobel laureate in literature
He has finished gymnasium in Sarajevo, studied in Zagreb, Vienna, Krakow and Graz. In Graz he obtained a doctorate. Between the two world wars he was in diplomatic service. He was a writer of powerful imagination, and at the same time extraordinary expert in historical circumstances of old Bosnia, which he has mostly written about. He has impressively pictured human and social panorama of past times. In the beginning he has published poems, and later he has gradually moved towards short story and novel. He is one of our most popular writers, and one of our most translated writers in the world.
ANDRICEV VENAC (ANDRIC'S CIRCLE)
Two rooms of the museum have been fitted to illustrate the life and work of our great writer and Nobel Prize winner. Two other rooms, the living room and the study, have been preserved as they were when Andriæ lived there. At the corner of the street stands the monument to Ivo Andriæ, built in 1956.
Opened Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 11-17, Saturdays and Sundays 08-14, Mondays and Wednesdays closed.
VUK KARADZIC EDNOWMENT
Vukova Zaduzbina is edowment of Vuk Karadzic (borne in Trsic, Serbia, in 1787, died in Vienna, Austria, in 1864), the greatest reformist of Serbian language.
The foundation was established in 1987 on Vuk’s birthday 200 years anniversary. It is working on promotion and protection of Serbian language.
This is ANOTHER symbol of Belgrade but this one have Belgrade name - Beogradjanka or Belgrade girl. The construction has lasted from 1969 until 1974. It have 24 floors. There was great view on 24 floor but now it's closed. Here is shopping mall too. Belgrade TV and Radio called "Studio B" have offices here.
SKC - Students cultural center
From Terazije take a walk through Kralja Milana Street (ex Srpskih vladara). Take a look on beautiful buildings. You will pass by City assembly, Republic parliament, part of street called London, by high building called Beogradjanka (Belgrade women) and you will come to yellow building in corner. Before World War II it was Officer's House and a place where balls was organized. Today it’s Students cultural center. Lot's of good concerts was organized here.
~KRALJA MILANA 24~
The building at Ul. Kralja Milana 24 is a lovely residential building which also houses a few businesses on the street level. It was built in early 20th century. The building was built in academic style. The facade is rich in subtle detail and includes two lovely balconies. The building underwent a recent facelift, hence, which explains the state of the its lovely exterior. The building is protected by the city and included in "Stari Beograd" preservation program.
This building was built in 1895 with the financial support of King Aleksandar I Obrenovic. He gave the building as a gift to the Serbian Kingdom to be used by army forever. The building at first served as an Officer's Club. In 1971, the building was turned into the Students' Cultural Center. Now the building is a gathering place for young people and a home to various exhibitions throughout the year.
When I last visited SKC (as the building is now called), the exhibit I saw was a collection of wax figures related to Serbian history and present.
Belgrade Palace BEOGRADJANKA
The Building was made 1969 til 1974 . It has 24 flours , there is a big moll in first 5 floors , rest of them are used for radio stations, TV stations, Internet Cafe, etc
It dominates over Belgrad and if you have a chance to see it , the view from higher floors is PERFECT.
STUDENT'S CULTURE CENTRE - SKC
King Alexandar Obrenovic erected this building in 1895 and gave it to the Army. It was Officer's House. Today, in this building is situated Student's Culture Centre, better known as "SKC".
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