Topčider Park


The vast Topčider (named after the Turkish word for cannons, as this is where the Turks cast their cannons for the 1521 attack on Belgrade) has been a favourite picnic area for Belgraders since the 19th century, when its gigantic sycamore tree was planted. It’s home to the Residence of Prince Miloš, the small Topčider Church and a restaurant. The park is south of the centre, next to the upmarket Dedinje neighbourhood; take tram 3 from the former main railway station.

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1. Residence of Prince Miloš

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Built in 1831 as a residence of Prince Miloš, this Oriental-style mansion in Topčider Park is overlooked by a giant sycamore tree that's as old as the…

2. Košutnjak Hill


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5. Royal Compound


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