WHERE IS IT ?
It is located in Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karađorđevića 96, in the distict Dedinje.
The Royal complex is home to the Karadjordjevic dynasty. It occupies an area of 135 hectares. It was built in the Serbian-Byzantine style. The architects who worked on this project were Nikolaj Krasnov and Živojin Nikolić. Within this magnificent complex, there is the Royal Palace, the White Palace, the Church of the Holy Apostle Andrew and other auxiliary facilities. The surroundings of the residence are decorated according to the ideas of landscape architect Eduardo Andrea. This complex has a very great cultural and historical significance. In 2010, the Government of Serbia declared the Palace complex a cultural asset.
The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace was built betweem 1924 and 1929, by the order of Alexander I. It was the home of Alexander I and Peter II. Today it is the home of Alexander II and his family. Around this building there are swimming pools, park terraces, a concert terrace and a pavilion. The facade is lined with marble. The interior of the courtyard is very lavish in appearance. The ceremonial hall is decorated with copies of frescoes from Sopoćani and Dečani. The dining room, the Golden Salon and the premises of the libraries were all built in the Renaissance style, while the Blue Salon was built in the Baroque style. In the Blue Salon, the painting of Venus and Adonis is located. All of these rooms are decorated with precious paintings and chandeliers.
The White Palace
The White Palace was also built by the order of Alexander I. It was built in the period from 1934 to 1937, according to the project of the architect Aleksandar Djordjevic. He built this facility for his sons, Tomislav, Andrej and Petar. On the ground floor of the residence are the salons and the Great Hall, which is decorated in the style of Louis XV and Louis XVI. The Court Library is also a very important space, at one time it housed over 35,000 books. After the Second World War, Josip Broz Tito stayed in the White Palace, and in the 1990s, the president Slobodan Milošević.
Crkva Svetog Andreja Prvozvanog
Crkva je posvećena Svetom Andriji Prvozvanom – krsna slava dinastije Karađorđević. Građena je po uzoru na crkvu Svetog Andreja koja se nalazi u Makedoniji. Sagradio ju je sin kralja Vukašina, Andrija u 14. veku. Za oslikavanje životopisa bili su zaduženi ruski slikari Boris Obraskov, Vladimir Bičkovski, Nikola Majendorf, Rejtingler i Evgenije Varun-Sekrat. Radovi su trajali 3 godine.
Kraljevski kompleks moguće je posetiti svakog vikenda od aprila do oktobra. Turistička organizacija Beograda organizuje dvočasovne posete sredom, subotom i nedeljom. Obilasci su organizovani uz pratnju vodiča.
Pripremila: Ana Sarić