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Beautiful streets around the world are lure for tourists for various reasons, and the situation in Sebia is the same. We introduce you to the seven most beautiful streets of Serbia and interesting facts about them.
The most beautiful streets of Serbia are settled in different regions of our country. They are beautiful in so many different ways and cannot be compared with each other. One boasts a powerful alley, the second Austro-Hungarian architecture, while some others have preserved the spirit of Oriental time soared among the most beautiful in Serbia.
General Drapsina street, Kikinda
Only street in Serbia, which is selected as one of 50 most beautiful in the world! General Drapsina Street in Kikinda has managed to qualify for this prestigious list, all thanks to the alley. Portal for Architecture and Design www.architecturendesign.net a few years ago published a list of 50 most beautiful tree-lined streets, and several decades old tree-lined street in Kikinda was included in this selection. Photo of Nebojsa Tatomir represented this Vojvodina street that took 22nd place on the list. General Drapsina Street is among all those streets from Italy, Spain and France, which next to the tunnel of trees also had flower tunnels. Alley in the street in Kikinda consists of 389 trees and there are lined American hackberry, mulberry, linden and maple. In addition to the powerful aesthetic effect, the so called Green tunnel has several useful functions. The trees make a “thick shade”, and in the hottest days staying here is a pleasant, say residents of the city. Alley, which is planted after the Second World War, is good for health because it encourages walking and cycling. Street, which is located in the center of this Vojvodina town, was formed around 1918, and so far has repeatedly changed its name. Ground-floor courtyard houses with pastel decorative elements on the facades further complement specificity of this beautiful promenade. People of Kikinda agree that this street is the most beautiful in May when leaves put forth, and in October, when yellow leaves fall, and then the Green Street becomes - Yellow street.
Gospodar Jevremova Street, Sabac
Street which was voted by readers of the daily newspaper Blic in 2007 elected as the most beautiful in Serbia is the Gospodar Jevermova Street in Sabac. It managed to flood in this competition by SMS votes even the famous Novi Sad street - Zmaj Jovina, and the other 12 that were shortlisted for the competition. Gospodar Jevremova Street forms part of the pedestrian zone of the city of Sabac. Interestingly, it was not always as beautiful as now and could have hardly win the title of the most beautiful in Serbia. The street was deserted with a lot of holes and ruined facades, but after the reconstruction has blossomed. Trees was planted, some of the facades bearing the authenticity of past times were restored and new street lighting was set. That’s how the Gospodar Jevremova Street became the street for pride of all citizens of Sabac. Street was named after Jevrem Obrenovic, brother of Milos Obrenovic, who had put him as the only one educated for the Prince of nahija Sabacka. Jevrem changed the city in the european style so the streets intersect at right angles. He arranged to establish a number of important institutions, libraries, schools, brought into the country for the first piano, cutlery and much more which is why one of the main streets is named after him. One of the specifics of this street is that encompasses architecture ranging from nearly two centuries. Although it is today a beautiful pedestrian zone for quite a catering facilities and shops, its greatest treasures are some of the oldest buildings in Sabac. Among those is the building of the District Court, the first house of doctor Andra Jovanovic, house of Sarac and Sedlar Stanic, the building of the First National Pharmacy and Dr Lazar Petrovic’s house which was built between the two world wars.
Rare area in Serbia, which preserves the spirit of oriental time, its architecture and aesthetics. For Tesnjar we can say that is small town, which consists of only one street. Valjevo’s offer for tourists cannot be imagined without the administration of the old part of the city. Most impressive part of Valjevo, in the opinion of many is Tesnjar. It is the old part of the city that has preserved the oriental spirit in which it was created centuries ago. Along the right bank of the Kolubara river, between the hills and the river arose commercial trade center, whose aesthetics we can feel event today if we go to Valjevo. Although most of the houses here are built in the XIX century, the bazaar was built in accordance with the present style. Thus Tesnjar remained one of the best preserved oriental continents in Serbia. And it was not easy. Although it was once the center of Valjevo, the life of the city moved to other streets. So Tesnjar began to collapse as many oriental areas. However, under the care of Valjevo people started the processes of restoration and conservation that still last. Many would now argue that Tesnjar is more beautiful than famous Belgrade street Skadarlija. This is because apart from its oriental architecture this region is also known for its restaurants. People say that there are almost 30 of them.
The streets Dunavska and Zmaj Jovina, Novi Sad
It is almost impossible to speak of Novi Sad, and not to mention these two streets. Also, it is difficult to separate them in the description. When the television speaks of the most famous city of Vojvodina, there are commonly used scenes from the two streets. Almost every elementary school in Serbia has a field trip during which at least one lead their students to walk through these very streets. Therefore we can say that the Zmaj Jovina and Dunavska are one of the most famous promenades in Serbia.
Zmaj Jovina street extends from Liberty Square to the Bishop's Palace, where it is the famous monument to Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj. This street used to be called the main street and in it was always a lot of shops and artisans, as well as houses of wealthy citizens of Novi Sad. The main feature of the street are preserved buildings facades that still keep the spirit of the baroque, classical and renaissance, each of the age in which it was made. Once this street was where from the morning till darkness you work, and then in the evening turns into a promenade and the main city promenade. Today, the street is full of restaurants whose gardens during summer can reduce the space for walking, but it's a favorite among the tourists and citizens of Novi Sad soon as the sun starts to shine.
Dunavska Street is one of the oldest in Novi Sad. It stretches from Zmaj Jovina to Belgrade Quay, or to the famous Danube (Dunavski) Park. This street is in its emerging days been surronded by unhealthy swamps. This was started to change as citizens built the first houses. Then the Dunavska Street began to take shape. One of the oldest building was a pub "Kod engleske kraljice" (“At the England’s Queen”) which for some time was public transport stop for carriages. Today this street is packed with boutiques and restaurants, but has kept its old look, thanks to the restoration of some facades. What this street makes more alive are extremely talented street musicians which you can meet them at the beginning, as well as numerous authentic passages which are worth looking for a minute and finding time for rest.
Knez Mihailova Street, Belgrade
Knez Mihailova Street is certainly one of those which most of us walked at least once. However, there may be things that you did not know about the promenade that stretches between Terazije and Kalemegdan. The entire street is protected by the state as one of the oldest and with many famous buildings. Knez Mihailova was one of the main walkways even in Roman times in the city then called Singidunum. During the Turks it had so much character but was still busy with shops and numerous mosques. After the withdrawal of the Ottomans it gets a real European look. Today it is the most famous pedestrian zone in Serbia and is still known center for shopping in the capital. Since this street is traffic, especially in summer, most of Belgrade's street performers really want this location. Since a few years ago for a performance on the street must obtain a license and that through auditions where jury determines the quality of the show. Knez Mihailova Street can receive only those the best, but they are certainly worth it. Although this job varies, street musicians at the site can earn up to six thousand dinars a day. However, it must be acknowledged that it is precisely these artists gave a new dose of charm to promenade near Kalemegdan. As we mentioned at the beginning Knez Mihalova is under state protection, among other things because of the significant buildings that it contains. They are all dated from the nineteenth century and can boast with impressive arhitecture. Next time you're walking Knez Mihailova, in addition to boutiques be sure to pay attention to the Hotel "Serbian Crown" which at the time when it was built was the most modern in the Balkans. Then the House Marko Stojanovic, Blok town houses (House Humandi Kristina, Kristina's tavern and the house Veljko Savic) as well as the hotel "Russia". There is also the SANU building in front of which there is a pyramid.
Skadarlija is one of the most famous bohemian city districts in Serbia. Yet we should not neglect its authenticity and consistent regulation which keeps the spirit of past times. How Skadarska street is near the National Theatre there are many actors who moved here, then came and writers and painters. This is how begins the bohemian life of the neighbourhood after which it is known today. Skadarlija, which began to resemble other city streets, was reconstructed to receive the appearance as it was at the beginning of the 20th century. Today there are still cobblestones and dim lighting at night, but the atmosphere corresponds to those bohemian evenings when here walked down the street Djura Jaksic, Momo Kapor, Dobrica Milutinovic and many other giants of Serbian culture. In the street there is one of the bars where sang Toma Zdravkovic but also Divna Kostic and Olga Jancevacki. Throughout history, many breweries just near Skadarska had their facilities. During 1970s Skadarlija was "twinned" with a bohemian Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre. The data shows that through this street in day passes 20 thousand people. It has numerous and extremely good restaurants with national cuisine that are already widely known. For tourists Skadarlija is one of the most interesting points when visiting Belgrade. So it did not bypass Queen Elizabeth, George Bush Senior, Willy Brandt, Alberto Moravia, Gina Lollobrigida, Spanish King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia.
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