Topčider, Belgrade Walk (Self Guided), Belgrade

Topčider is a large neighborhood in one of the greenest and most prestigious parts of Belgrade. Its parks and forests are centuries-old and have royal legends behind them. This tour will take you around the most notable royal residences, the Marshal Tito Mausoleum, and the famous Košutnjak Park.
How it works: Download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Topčider, Belgrade Walk Map

Guide Name: Topčider, Belgrade Walk
Guide Location: Serbia » Belgrade (See other walking tours in Belgrade)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.0 Km or 5.6 Miles
Author: ChristineT
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • House of Flowers
  • Presentation of the Virgin Mary Monastery
  • Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
  • Prince Miloš's Residence
  • Pink TV Headquarters
  • Kraljevski Dvor
  • Beli Dvor
  • Košutnjak
House of Flowers

1) House of Flowers

The "House of Flowers" is a mausoleum of the leader of former Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, who died on May 4, 1980. The name derives from the many flowers laid at Tito's tomb before the mausoleum was closed to the public. Nowadays, only the white rocks mark the place where flowers once lay. During Tito's life, the place served as his auxiliary office with a garden, and was nicknamed the "flower shop". For almost a decade, following the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the entire complex (the tomb and the memorial museum) was closed to the public and the military guards removed. Today, the site is re-open for tourists and those who wish to pay their respect to the late leader. Among other artifacts, the museum displays the gifts received by Tito during his presidency. The admission is free, and the visitors are asked to sign in on the visitation roster.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Presentation of the Virgin Mary Monastery

2) Presentation of the Virgin Mary Monastery

The monastery of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary is located in Senjak. It was erected in 1936-37 by Perse Milenkovic, to the design of architect Pero Popovic. The monastery church was built in the style and tradition of Serbian medieval architecture: a monumental five-dome church with a basis in the form of an inscribed cross. The altar icons are the work of a Russian painter and date back to the 1930s. The chapel of Saint Nicholas, as part of the dormitory, was built at the same time as the church. In the monastery's courtyard there are tombs of clerical dignitaries: Metropolitan of Skopje Joseph, Metropolitan of Zagreb Dositeja, Metropolitan Arsenija Buda and Zagreb Archbishop of Damascus.
Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

3) Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

The Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul was established in 1832-1834 by Prince Milos Obrenovic. Legend has it that Prince Milos built it as a token of his salvation, after he escaped capture by Karadjordje in a battle against the Turkish army at Topcider. Others say the church stands on the very spot where the Prince was to be executed for opposing Karadjordje. Built of yellow sandstone, the church has a high tower over the western facade, impressive in its simplicity. The tower was built using old tombstones put upside down, with no signs, and with some ornaments, taken from the nearby ancient cemetery. The church's facade is divided by pilasters and capitals with fine semicircular arches. The interior's upper parts of the western and southern portals have stone carvings of grapevine motifs and other stylized floral ornaments and crosses. The icons are painted in western Baroque style, with traces of Rococo. The iconostasis was last gilded with pure gold in 1929.
Prince Miloš's Residence

4) Prince Miloš's Residence (must see)

The Konak of Prince Miloš Obrenović - a royal residence in Topčider - was built in 1831, after Serbia received an autonomy status in the Ottoman Empire, and Prince Milos was made hereditary prince. The Konak was built in a style representative of Ottoman residences by masters Janja Mihailović and Nikola Đorđević; the work was led by Hadži Nikola Živković, the supervisor of almost all construction projects for Prince Miloš. The original rich interior decorations have been partially preserved. The Konak once housed the Museum of Prince Miloš, as well as the Mihailo Obrenović hunting and forestry museum founded in 1929. In front of the building stands one of the oldest and most beautiful sycamore (Platanus) trees in Europe, protected as a natural rarity (aged over 160).
Sight description based on wikipedia
Pink TV Headquarters

5) Pink TV Headquarters

RTV Pink or Radio-Television Pink is a popular, privately-owned, national TV network in Serbia. Pink is the leading commercial station in the Serbian television broadcast market. TV Pink has gained a strong reputation for its entertainment programming.

TV Pink's parent company is the Belgrade-based Pink International Company, a member of the Pink Media Group (PMG), which is owned by Željko Mitrović. PMG also owns leading terrestrial television stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro and Macedonia.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Kraljevski Dvor

6) Kraljevski Dvor (must see)

Kraljevski Dvor (The Royal Court/Palace) is sometimes referred to as Stari Dvor (The Old Court/Palace), because it was built before the White Palace. The building represents a grand stucco villa in Serbian-Byzantine style designed by architect Živojin Nikolić, who was assisted by Russian immigrant architects Nikolai Krasnov and Victor Lukomsky. The construction lasted from 1924 to 1929, and produced an ideal home for King Alexander I and Queen Maria. The King thought that it would be a nice and quiet place, away from the city clamor and prying public eyes. Among other attractions, visitors to the Palace can see the Formal Entrance Hall with the elements of medieval Serbian art, the Blue Salon, the Royal Dining Room, the Royal Library, the Atrium, the Wedding Gifts Salon, and the King’s Office. A special attraction is the Royal Basement.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Beli Dvor

7) Beli Dvor (must see)

Beli Dvor (The White Court/Palace) is a mansion that is part of the Royal Compound, an estate of royal residences and parks located in Dedinje, an exclusive area of Belgrade. The complex includes service buildings (kitchens, garages, Palace Guard), the Office of the Marshal of the Royal Court, etc. Designed by architect Aleksandar Đorđević, Beli Dvor is a severe neo-Palladian structure that was inspired by the 18th century English houses, such as Ditchley Park. Its interiors were decorated with English Georgian and the 19th century Russian antiques by French design firm Jansen, which later decorated the White House under the administration of John F. Kennedy. Although some historians claim that the building was completed in 1937, Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia was born there in 1936, so it is safe to say that the White Palace was completed at that time.
Sight description based on wikipedia

8) Košutnjak

Košutnjak is a park-forest and a neighborhood in Belgrade. It is one of the city's most popular areas and incorporates two sub-neighborhoods - Filmski Grad and Pionirski Grad. Among other attractions, it features a sports center, an auto-camp, the Radio Television of Serbia studios, many restaurants and designated walking paths criss-crossing the forest. In the lower parts, the Košutnjak and Topčider forests merge, while in the upper parts they are separated by the Topčiderska River and a railway, crossing the river's valley. Košutnjak gained a sort of historical notoriety because of Prince Mihailo Obrenović III, who was assassinated while walking in the park on June 10, 1868 (old style May 29). Also, Ivan Stambolić, the political opponent of Slobodan Milošević, was abducted from the park on August 25, 2000, and later assassinated.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Belgrade, Serbia

Create Your Own Walk in Belgrade

Create Your Own Walk in Belgrade

Creating your own self-guided walk in Belgrade is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Belgrade Introduction Walking Tour

Belgrade Introduction Walking Tour

Apart from being the capital city, Belgrade is also logistical, cultural and economic center of Serbia. To see what the country, in general, and Belgrade, in particular, are about – in terms of religion, politics, arts and more – follow this orientation tour and explore the featured attractions for the ultimate impression.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles
Belgrade Old Town (Zemun) Walk

Belgrade Old Town (Zemun) Walk

Zemun neighborhood is one of the oldest parts of Belgrade, spread around the Gardoš Hill. Throughout centuries, as the Balkans were first part of the Roman, then Byzantine and, finally, the Austro-Hungarian empires, the area has transformed into a beautiful town, with narrow streets, cute buildings and breathtaking views, opening from the hill onto the Old Belgrade Town and the Danube riverside.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Belgrade Old Town Churches Walk

Belgrade Old Town Churches Walk

Zemun has always been one of the most tranquil parts of Belgrade. Located around the Gardoš Hill, it has retained many Orthodox and Catholic churches, bearing the Austro-Hungarian Empire's provincial Baroque legacy. The majority of the local churches have carefully preserved their original icons, dating back to the 18th-19th centuries.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Belgrade Museums Walking Tour

Belgrade Museums Walking Tour

The number of Belgrade museums has gradually increased so that today there is truly a variety of spots with expositions for everyone's taste. A very nice museum that may be of a particular interest to you is the military museum. Equally fascinating could be the ethnographic museum established in 1901. We also suggest stopping at the Nikola Tesla Museum and Narodni Muzej (National Museum)....  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Sightseeing Tour in Belgrade

Sightseeing Tour in Belgrade

Despite being devastated many times in the past, Belgrade has retained much of its rich history, reflected in the city's architecture - streets, bridges and squares. Presented here are some of the not-to-be-missed must-sees in the Serbian capital.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Belgrade's Christian Architectural Jewels

Belgrade's Christian Architectural Jewels

Multi-confessional in reality, Belgrade is very Eastern Orthodox by tradition, which is seen in the many Christian temples and churches found in the city. The most notable of them are the Temple of St. Sava, St. Mark's Church, Sveta Ružica, and the Church of St. Archangel Michael. Whether a worshiper or a tourist, follow this tour to explore the Christian sights of Belgrade.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles