THE ROYAL COMPLEX

WHERE IS IT ?

It is located in Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karađorđevića 96, in the distict Dedinje. The royal complex can be visited every weekend from April to October.  The tours are organized with a guide.

The Royal complex is home to the Karadjordjevic dynasty. It occupies an area of ​​135 hectares. Within the 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 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 between 1924 and 1929, by the commision of Alexander I. It was designed in the Serbian-Byzantine style. The architects  were Nikolaj Krasnov and Živojin Nikolić. Today it is the home of Alexander II and his family. Around the building there are swimming pools, park terraces, a concert terrace and a pavilion. The facade is lined with marble.  The ceremonial hall is decorated with copies of Serbian medieval churches frescoes. The dining room, the golden salon and  the libraries are designed in the neorenaissance style, while the blue salon is in the neobaroque style. All of these rooms are decorated with lavish paintings and chandeliers.

The White Palace

The White Palace was built by the commision  of king Alexander I  in the period from 1934 to 1937, according to the project of the architect Aleksandar Djordjevic. The White Palace was commisioned for king Alexandar's  sons Tomislav, Andrej and Petar. On the ground floor of the residence there 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 spacious and meticulously decorated.

THE CHURCH OF ST.ANDREW

The church is dedicated to Saint Andrew the First Called - the baptismal feast of the Karadjordjevic dynasty.Besides the main architect |živojin Nikolić, in its design participated Russian migrant architect Viktor Lukomski. It was painted by Russian painters and the decoration lasted three years.

Written and translated by Ana Sarić