RESIDENCE OF PRINCE MILOŠ

Residence of Prince Miloš (Milošev konak) is situated in a beautiful Topčider Park and it was built in 1831. At first, prince and his family supposed to live in the city center, near Kalemegdan. However, due to proximity of the Turks who still occupied the fortress, Miloš Obrenović decided to move a bit further from the city center and to settle in a residence in Topčider Park. Wife and kids stayed in the city, in the house known today as the Residence of Princess Ljubica.

Prince's residence was built in the Ottoman residential style and it was the third building built by Serbs in Belgrade. At that time, these residences were impressive. Although not too high, with interior decoration they imitated splendor and luxury of original Turkish houses. To its beauty, also, contributes a stunning sycamore tree, more than 160 years old. This sycamore tree is one of the oldest and the most beautiful sycamore tree in Europe and is prtected as natural rarity. It is 34 m high, perimeter of the trunk is 7.35 m and diameter of the treetop is 49 m.

Today, Residence of Prince Miloš is a museum, which houses an exhibition about the Second Serbian rising, which was led against the Turks by Miloš Obrenović.

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