Pobednik (The Victor) and King Gate, Belgrade

Pobednik (The Victor) and King Gate, Belgrade

Pobednik, known in English as "The Victor," is a monument that celebrates Serbia's victories in the Balkan and First World Wars. The monument was cast in 1913 and erected in 1928.

The Victor is 46-feet tall. It features a nude, male figure cast in bronze holding a falcon and a sword, the symbols of peace and war. It was designed by sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. The statue rests atop a Doric column designed by architect Petar Bajalovic.

The monument was originally meant to be much larger than it is seen today. It was to rest in the midst of a fountain built as an oval basin on the backs of four lions. Twenty bronze masks would surround the basin and 50 more would cover the column. Much of the work was completed when World War I began. Sadly, all but the Victor and lion masks were destroyed.

The Victor sits above King Gate. Tourists can reach The Victor by walking through King Gate and taking the steps to the landing above.

King Gate is the southwestern gate in the innermost city wall. It passes by the Roman Well and connect to the King Ravelin. It is also referred to as Royal Gate.

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Sight Name: Pobednik (The Victor) and King Gate
Sight Location: Belgrade, Serbia (See walking tours in Belgrade)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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