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Stari Grad, Belgrade: 71 reviews and 157 photos

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Between Takovska, Georgi Dimitrova, Beogradska streets and King Alexandar's Boulevard, there used to be a large stone-pit. That is how this park has got his name Tasmajdan (in Turkish: tash - stone, majdan - pit). According to an old testimony "it may be freely said that all of the old buildings in Belgrade.... have been built of stone excavated here". In the catacombs left after the excavations of stone blocks, arsenals and military warehouses have been located for a long time, and these catacombs have been also used as shelters and first-aid places for wounded soldiers. During the siege of Belgrade in 1806, Karadjordje set a camp and pitched his tent here. After the Second Serbian Insurrection, Duke Milos Obrenovic started to build a Serbian town district in Savamala and about 1826 ordered that the old Serbian cemetery be moved from Varos-kapija (City-gate) to Tasmajdan. At the plateau of Tasmajdan, the old Saint Marko's Church was built in 1835 (destroyed in the bombing of Belgrade on 6th April 1941). On 30th November 1830, at Tasmajdan, the Sultan's charter on the internal independence of Serbia was read. In 1909, the first Seismological Station was built, and it still exists today. At Tasmajdan and around it, there are today the Saint Marko's Church (the new one, built in 1931-1936), the Russian Church (1924), the Main Post Office (1934), the Sport Center "Tasmajdan", the "Tas" and "Metropol" hotels, the "Madera" restaurant, Radio-Television of Serbia, children's amusement park...


Tasmajdan park, Belgrade

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  • Updated Mar 9, 2005
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