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Monument to Vuk Karadžić
The monument to Vuk Karadžić, the great reformist of the Serbian language, was erected by the Belgrade municipality on one of the largest city squares. It represents a figure both humble and monumental, just as Vuk was, humble as a person, magnificent and inimitable as an author.
Vuk Stefanović Karadžić (1787-1864, reformer of the Serbian language). Worked as a scribe in the Sovjet (Government) following the First Serbian Uprising, then as a teacher and state clerk. Left for Vienna after the failure of the uprising in 1813, there to collect popular tales and songs, and began his work on founding the new Serbian literature, language and grammar. He published the Dictionary (with Grammar) in 1818, containing his reform of the Serbian language. Vuk’s mortal remains were carried from Vienna to Belgrade in 1897 and buried in the port of the Cathedral.
Church of The Virgin Mother Ruzica
Popular accounts tell of the first church of that name being built during the 15thcentury, at the time of Despot Stefan Lazarević, only to be destroyed by the Turks during their conquest of Belgrade in 1521. The current church was a gunpowder store during the 18th century, reconstructed as a military church of the same name between 1867 and 1889. The church was renewed in 1925. The Chapel of St. Petka, built upon a “miraculous spring” is located in the immediate vicinity of the church.
Via Knez Mihailova
Knez Mihailova is composed of multiple buildings and representative houses constructed at the end of the 1870s. It is thought that the center of the population of Singidunum was established here during Roman times and that it was full of streets with gardens, fountains and mosques during the Ottoman Empire.
After the elaboration of the Regulation of Urban Planning in 1867, the street was constructed rapidly to acquire its current physiognomy. It is in this street where influential personalities and rich families of the commercial and political fields of Belgrade got their houses built. In 1870, the Administrative Office of the City designated the current name – Prince Mihailo’s Street, and a stroll along here must be one of the things o do in any Guide to Belgrade.
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