Vracar, Belgrade

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    the only real Irish pub in Belgrade

    by vlada64 Updated Nov 13, 2015

    In this pub, over a more of 4 years, every sunday is organized Irish Night. They play irish music, folk, rock and punk version, or local musicans play Irish Traditional Music Session. Sometimes there is live music with local irish bands. In Belgrade, there is 3 irish dance group, so they also sometimes dance in the pub. Serbian fans od FC Celtic also watch live games in the pub.
    They have 6 draft beer, including a irish Guinness, and they have cocktail of Irish Flag and Irish Car Bomb.

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    Spirit of Vracar

    by Odiseya Updated Mar 5, 2015

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    Vračar suburb is interesting place. Name "vračar" come from word "vrač" witch mean medicine man. First written documents of this name date back to 1492. That was in Turkish plan of conquest of Belgrade.

    St. Sava Temple or the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade, is an Orthodox church, the largest in the Balkans, and one of the 10 largest church buildings in the world. It is well known landmarks of Belgrade and it can be seen for far corners within City.

    On 23th April 1938 Orthodox believer of Belgrade was laid the foundation of the Temple on the location where it is believed his remains were burned in 1595 by the Ottoman Empire's Sinan Pasha. There is still work in progress! But there are held here Holly services. That moment define Vračar till today.
    This is place of christian spirituality and it is symbol of Serbia and Serbian Orthodox church.
    This is also and cultural hub. You can find here lots of places of interests such as: National library, Nikola Tesla Museum, lots of theaters, education institutions etc.

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    Karadjordje

    by goga4444 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is the monument to Karadjordje ( Black George , Jorge de Negro) He was the main guy in the First Serbian Rebelion against Turks in 1804.

    Author of this monument is Sreten Stojanovic.

    You can see on pic behind the monument there is St Sava temple.

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    Monument to Karadorde

    by tim07 Updated Oct 17, 2010

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    Erected in 1979 this is a monument to Karadorde. His name was Dorde Petrovic but he was better known as Karadorde (Black George). He was the leader of the first large scale rebellion against the Turks in the First National Uprising of 1804.

    Set on a mound with St Sava's Church in the background, the monument gives a great photo opportunity.

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    Jugoslovensko Dramsko Pozorliste

    by mikey_e Written Jan 23, 2009

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    The Jugoslovensko Dramsko Pozoriste or the Yugoslav Dramatic Theatre is a massive glass structure that seems shockingly modern in old-fashioned Belgrade. The structure reminds me of more than a few places in Toronto, and seems to have been inspired by an avant-garde idea of the theatre’s role in society. The truth is that, although the Theatre itself was founded in 1947, the original building was burnt down in 1997, and was only rebuilt in 2003, which explains its appearance. It was a place (and, I suppose, continues to be one) where Yugoslavia and then Serbia’s greatest dramaturges and actors thrilled the public with modern drama. The building itself has won many domestic awards for its design, and deserves at least a bit of attention as you make your way to Hram Svetog Save.

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    Monument to Karadjordje

    by Kosovka Written Jul 25, 2005

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    Karadjordje is probably the greatest Serbian hero of all time. Hundreds of years ago, while the Ottoman empire still ruled over Serbia, Karadjordje led the fight against them. That is how he got his name, which means Black Djordje in Turkish, because whenever he came into contact with them, he brought them death. However, the Turksih sultan demanded his dead and Serbian ruler Milos Obrenovic brough the Sultan th head of Karadjordje to save the Serbian people, so his life was sacrificed to save this country. He is our greatest hero and this is his statue!

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    MONUMENT TO LIBERATORS OF BELGRADE 1806

    by Prasnjavi Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    It is located in Karadjordjev park and made in stone, with cladding of artificial stone, and with total height of 547 cm.
    It was erected in 1848 by Knez Aleksandar Karadjordjevic in memory of the liberators of Belgrade in the First Serbian Insurrection. King Aleksandar Obrenovic renewed it in 1889. This is the oldest public monument in Belgrade.

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    MONUMENT TO CONSCRIPTS OF THE THIRD CALL-UP

    by Prasnjavi Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    Author: STAMENKO DJURDJEVIC
    It is located in Karadjordjev park. Stone height 250 cm, total height 470 cm.

    The monument is dedicated to the soldiers - conscripts of the third call-up which gave their lives in World War I.

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    MONUMENT TO KARADJORDJE

    by Prasnjavi Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    It is located at Svetosavski Plateau in front of the building of the National Library of Serbia. It is made in bronze and erected in 1979. The author of this 320 centimeters high monument is Sreten Stojanovic, Serbian sculptor.

    DJORDJE PETROVIC, KARADJORDJE

    (Born in Visevac near Raca Kragujevacka, 1768 – Killed in Radovanje near Smederevska Palanka, 1817), the leader of the First Serbian Insurrection.

    The Turks called him Karadjordje - Black Djordje. He has been a shepherd in Sumadija, then a livestock merchant. He has spent his youth resisting the Turkish terror, at first as a hajduk (brigand, anti-Turkish rebel), and later as a courageous soldier in the company of volunteers led by captain Radic Petrovic, during the Austrian-Turkish war 1788-1791.
    After the return of janissaries to Belgrade he became a hajduk again, and with prominent Serbs began to prepare a large-scale resistance. He has managed to escape the slaughter of Serbian dukes, and at the gathering in Orasac in the first half of February 1804, he was elected leader of the Insurrection. He made connections with Austria and Russia and confronted the official Turkish Empire.
    He led the battle on Misar and fights for liberation of Belgrade. Immediately after the insurrection, in 1813, he went to Austria, and then to Russia. He returned to Serbia in June 1817, but in the morning of July 25, he was killed by the order of Duke Milos Obrenovic. His head was cut off and sent to the Sultan as a proof of Milos' loyalty.

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    MONUMENT TO SAINT SAVA

    by Prasnjavi Updated Mar 9, 2005

    Last time I have visited Temple of Saint Sava, in February 2004, I have noticed the monument to Saint Sava on the north side of the Temple. The only thing I know about it that author from Russia graduated it to Serbia.

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    Vracar plateau

    by mdanon Written Jan 20, 2005

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    On Vracar plateau, which will in future be one of the central squares, are situated St. Sava Temple (biggest Orthodox church in the world), this smaller church (but much nicer for me), and the National Library of Serbia.

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    Monument to Duke Karadjordje

    by Jeca011 Updated Nov 14, 2004

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    In front of Saint Sava Temple there is monument to Duke Karadjordje. Karadjordje was a leader of the First Serbian Uprising. His monument was erected in 1985. It stands where his troops had set up camp in 1806 before engaging the Turks in battle to liberate Belgrade. The sculptor Sreten Stojanovic designed the monument.

    Learn more about Karadjordje and the First Serbian Uprising on my pages about Topola and Orasac.

    Monument to Duke Karadjordje

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    ~HRAM SVETOG SAVE~

    by Biljana Updated Oct 31, 2004

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    Intro Situated in the centrally located neighbourhood of Vracar, the Hram is visible from almost all points in the city. Despite the fact that it is still not fully completed it stands today as the largest Christian Orthodox shrine in the world.

    About Saint Sava Saint Sava was the founder of the independent Serbian Orthodox Church and patron saint of education and medicine. His day is observed on January 27th of the Gregorian calendar (January 14th of the neo-Julian calendar). Upon his death his remains were placed in Milesevo Monastery. By the orders of Sinan Pasha in 1594, Saint Sava's remains were moved from the Monastery and burned on the Vracar hill in Belgrade.

    History of the Temple The plans to build Hram Svetog Save got underway in 1894. The building of Hram Svetog Save began in 1935, but the construction was halted during WWII due to a bombing campaign. The construction resumed finally in 1985.

    Architectural Info The architecture reflects a Byzantine style. In 1926, architects Bogdan Nestorovic and Aleksandar Deroko won the bid to design the temple. Their design was admired for the unusual simplicity of the interior design of the temple. When the work on the shrine resumed in 1985, the original design was used with some modifications.

    Structural Info The cross on the main dome is 12 m high. Each of the smaller domes is adorned with a gold cross. There are a total of 18 cross of various sizes on the smaller domes. The facade of the temple is made of 3 cm thick slabs of white marble.

    Interesting Stats ~ The main cross weighs 4 tons.
    ~ The height of the temple is 68 m, 80 m including the main cross.
    ~ There are a total of 130 windows.
    ~ The two bell towers contain 49 bells which have a combined weight of 25 tons.
    ~ The total usable area of the temple is 7.382 m2.
    ~ The temple can accomodate 12.000 thousand people and 800 choir members.

    Hram Svetog Save
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    ~KRUNSKA ULICA~

    by Biljana Updated Oct 25, 2004

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    Krunska ulica is probably my favorite street in Belgrade. I love this street for its tranquillity, beautiful architecture of the buildings that line it and its many trees. In fact, Krunska ulica is the very first street in Belgrade to have two rows of trees lining it. The double row of trees was planted in 1903.

    Krunska ulica like many other streets in Belgrade changed its name many times. In 1872, when the streets in Belgrade were named for the first time this street got the name that it is known by today Krunska. Krunska roughly translates as belonging to the Crown. The street got the name since it started from the gardens of the Crown Palace. Then for a while it was known as Gospodara Jevrema in honour of the brother of Knez Milos. It was also named Knjeginje Perside in honour of the wife of Knez Aleksandra Karadjordjevica. Following WWII, from 1946 to 1951 it was called Moskovska and up until 1997 it was known as Proleterskih brigada.

    Many old and interesting buildings are located in Krunska. The picture to the right shows the building that houses Demokratska Stranka (Democratic Party). Their building is nicely renovated and includes a club on the lower level. But due to security around the building this is not a place where you can just walk in and take a look. You can, however, easily admire the building from the street.

    Building of Demokratska Stranka

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    ~ULEPSAVANJE VRACARA~

    by Biljana Updated Oct 1, 2004

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    Drustvo za Ulepsavanje Vracara (Society for the Beautifying of Vracar) is located in this lovely building. Their building certainly helps in making Vracar more beautiful.

    The building was built in 1901 according to the design of architect Milan Antonovic. The building consists of two floors and an attic. On the facade, on the attic level a beautiful inscription says: The Society for the Beautifying of Vracar. The society is not the only resident of the building. The rest of the building is occupied by several businesses.

    Drustvo za Ulepsavanje Vracara

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