Knez Mihailova street - the focal point of Belgrade

Knez Mihailova Street – the focal point of Belgrade

Knez Mihailova street is the main pedestrian street in the center of Belgrade, a city promenade that lies between central Terazije Square and the Kalemegdan fortress splitting the downtown in half. It is a main meeting point, easily accessible from every part of the city.
Due to its great historical and cultural value, it is under protection of the state. Although its original look hasn’t changed, the purpose of the buildings certainly has.

Knez Mihailova street is home to many national and international cultural institutions (such as the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the French Cultural Centre, the Cervantes and Goethe Institutes), numerous cafes and restaurants, bookstores, a few hotels and hostels and lots of branded clothing stores.

It is one of the best places to feel the pulse of the city as it can be very crowded and lively where street musicians and performers show their amazing skills.

The street was named after the Serbian Prince Mihailo Obrenović (“Knez” meaning  “prince” in Serbian) in the 19th c.

Originally the home of the wealthiest merchant families of Serbian society, the buildings on the street are a mixture of many of the architectural styles featured in Belgrade, starting with smaller buildings near the Kalemegdan fortress gradually building up to the highest skyscraper style buildings near the other end, like the Terazije and the Albanija palace buildings.

Knez Mihajlova street

Knez Mihajlova pedestrian street, Belgrade, Serbia

It is an essential stop o­n the itinerary of any visitor to the cultural and commercial centre of Belgrade.

Reasons to visit: culture, architecture, shopping, people, cafes, street musicians and performers.

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