Residence of Prince Milos Obrenovic

Residence of Prince Milos Obrenovic

Residence of Prince Milos Obrenovic is located in a beautiful Topcider Park in Belgrade. This museum tells stories about turbulent Serbian history under the Turkish occupation and the constant aspiration of the Serbian people for independence. Through numerous exhibited objects the museum also tells a story of the transformation of the Serbian society from an oriental to a European society.

This building was constructed in 1831 according to the wish of prince Milos (the leader of the Second Serbian Uprising against the Turks). With his stunning diplomacy, Milos managed to achieve the dual government of Serbia (both Turkish and Serbian), which at the end resulted in restriction of the Turkish rule only to cites in Serbia. Milos chose the location of this residence with great attention, since it was quite far away from Belgrade’s Fortress where Turkish forces were stationed. Even though he owned another residence near Belgrade’s Fortress, the residence of Princess Ljubica (his wife), he spent much more time in this building, since he could notice any Turkish delegation or army approaching the building from a great distance.
The museum exhibits objects on two floors. On the ground floor there are objects and clothing from the period of the Turkish rule in Serbia, while on the first floor those that testify to the transformation of Serbian society from oriental to European.

Ticket prices for the Residence of Prince Milos Obrenovic in Belgrade
Regular ticket price is: 200 RSD.
Reduced ticket price is: 100 RSD.
Reduced price: retired individuals, children and students.
Free entrance- children younger than 7 years and every Tuesday for all visitors.
We advise you to check ticket prices and working hours before visiting – check the official website of the Residence of Prince Milos Obrenovic in Belgrade.

Working hours of Residence of Prince Milos Obrenovic in Belgrade
October 1 –April 1
From Tuesday to Sunday working hours are: 11:00-16:00h.
April 1 – October 1
From Tuesday to Sunday working hours are: 10:00- 20:00h.
The museum is closed on Mondays.

Interesting facts

  • The tree in front of the museum is a London plane (London planetree) a tree in the genus Platanus. It is believed that it was planted on this spot at the time of the construction of the building in 1831, meaning it is more than 185 years old. Due to its significance and age it was protected as the natural monument in 1979. This impressive tree is 34 meters high, the diameter of the trunk is more than 7 meters, while the diameter of the tree crown is 49 meters. In order to protect tree brunches from breaking, 17 metal polls were installed so that the branches could lean on them.
  • The second step on the wooden staircase inside the residence is strangely a bit higher than the others. Legend has it that this step was made on purpose since whoever came to the house for the first time would trip on the second step. This is how Milos would hear if someone came into his house for the first time.
  • In one corner on the ground floor there is a rare wooden canon made during the Second Serbian Uprising. These cannons had a more symbolic role than a real effect on a battlefield. They were used to announce the start of a battle or to confuse Turkish forces, which would be surprised to hear cannon among poorly-equipped Serbian soldiers.
  • There is another curiosity regarding the wooden cannons. Since they were wooden, they had a tendency to explode. Supposedly, one Serbian soldier said “If it killed so many of us, how many of the Turks it must have killed”.
  • We suggest to our visitors to pay attention to the massive lock on the entrance door. This lock with a very large key is still used today after so much time.
  • There have been books of impressions in this museum ever since 1950. In case you have already visited the museum and left a comment, the very kind staff of the museum will make an effort to find the book from that period. If you are visiting the museum for the very first time do not forget to leave a comment, maybe in the future you will visit it with your children or grandchildren and trust us you will be overwhelmed when reading the comment you left years ago.

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