Monuments in Belgrade
One of the most charming European cities has a lot to offer. Do not miss the monuments that adorn the capital of Serbia, pay tribute to Serbian history and gratitude to friendly nations.
One of the Seven Millennium Monuments and the Only Preserved Monument of Its Kind Outside the Territory of Hungary!The Millennium Tower, Gardos or Sibinjanin Janko’s tower, was erected in 1896 as one of the seven monuments built by the Austro-Hungarian authorities to mark the 1000th anniversary of their arrival in the area of the Pannonian plateau. The tower in Gardos marked the imaginary southernmost point of the monarchy, and in addition to this, two monuments were erected in Hungary (Pannonhalma and Opusztaszer) and Slovakia (Nitra and Devin) and one in Romania (Barosevo) and Ukraine (Mukachevo). Seven structures correspond with the seven tribes from which the Hungarian people originated, and the Gardos Tower is the only preserved monument from this group outside the territory of Hungary.
The statue of the Victor, the symbol of Belgrade and one of the most photographed monuments of the capital, is the achievement of one of the most prominent Yugoslav sculptors, Ivan Mestrovic. It was built in 1928 on the plateau of the Upper Town of the Belgrade Fortress, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the breakthrough of the Salonika Front.
This magnificent piece of Ivan Mestrovic is located at the end of the main alley of Kalemegdan Park. It was commissioned as a sign of gratitude and honor of cooperation between Serbia and France during the First World War. The bronze sculpture was placed on the current site in 1930.
The bronze group displayed in 1939 at the very entrance to the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia is a masterpiece made by the Serbian sculptor Toma Rosandic.
Another masterpiece by Ivan Mestrovic that adorns the capital was created in the period between 1934 and 1938.
Prince Mihailo Obrenovic was considered the liberator of the Serbian people from Turks, who, as a skilled diplomat, managed to regain many Serbian cities (Belgrade, Smederevo, Kladovo, Uzice, Sabac…).