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The National Assembly, Belgrade

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Sitting on a wide-open square just next to the city center, The National Assembly serves as the seat the country's political activity and is considered one of the icons of the capital. Completed in 1938, this Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque building took 30 years to reach its final form due to the two Balkan Wars, World War I, and the Great Depression of 1929. Observe the monumental facade with mighty pillars and massive horse statues in front, and visit the interior of the building. Take a tour to see frescoes from 1937, renowned sculptures, and exquisite furniture. Although heavily damaged and looted during the civil riots in 2000, the structure ranks as one of the city's most attractive monuments. Use our Belgrade trip generator to visit The National Assembly on your trip to Belgrade, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A walk around the national assembly is a must for Belgrade visitors. Even though visitors cannot enter the building, structure and entrance edifice and the garden around is worth the visit.  more »
  • Architecturally interesting building and quite imposing. Worth a photo stop. Shame you can't visit inside.  more »
  • Probably the most beautiful building in Belgrade. A really impressive architectural structure. In the night with the lights its even more impressive.  more »
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  • One of the most prominent buildings in Belgrade erected in 1936, the country's Parliament. It is an impressive piece of architecture that lies in the vicinity of the Republic Square - Belgrade's main square. It is a must see sight in Belgrade. Pay attention to the horse and giants statues in front of it. Statues have a symbolic meaning. Horses represent strength and humans control and tame the horse's strength - much like the Parliament rules the country.
  • The House of the National Assembly, finished between WW1 and WW2, was the seat of the Parliament of Yugoslavia, and later the Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro. It's usually closed for tourists, but you can enter the hallway, to see the dome and statues.. My favorite is the statue of Tzar Dusan... During the riots in 2000, the House was looted, and much of the art and statues are still missing (around 60%).. For nerds: On the front façade, on the four corners you can see some medallions- from left to right: Demosthenes, Cicero, Athena, and Pericles... I found them quite interesting!
  • It is one of the most beautiful structures in Belgrade. At night it is even beautiful.
  • Good architecture to visit, there is a park in front and one bigger which is close to the building. One of the must see in the city.
  • One of most important places in Belgrade. The place where history of this nation was made.

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Serbia’s capital and largest city, Belgrade is also the country’s prime tourist destination and offers a large selection of places to stay. The diverse array of hotels includes everything from chain hotels to boutique establishments and bed and breakfasts, running the gamut in terms of luxury and price. With some exceptions, most hotels cluster in the city center or just a short walk or commute away. Young visitors attracted to Belgrade’s nightlife book beds or rooms in the numerous hostels. Alternatively, consider renting a fully-furnished apartment.
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