Museum

MuseumResidence of Princess Ljubica

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About the museum

The Residence of Princess Ljubica is one of few surviving memorials of the Obrenović dynasty. It is located at Kosančićev Venac, in the city quarter once known as Varoš-Kapija. The Residence of Princess Ljubica is one of the most significant and the most representative heritage buildings in Belgrade.
It was built between 1829 and 1831 to serve as the princely palace of Miloš Obrenović and it was named Novi Konak – the New Residence. When its construction was completed, the Residence became the home of the Prince’s family, Princess Ljubica and her sons Milan and Mihailo. As it was located in the immediate vicinity of the Kalemegdan Fortress, which was still occupied by Ottoman masters and their military troops, Prince Miloš stayed there only occasionally. At about the same time, he had another residence built for himself, far away from the city, in Topčider. Over time, the residence in Topčider became the main residence of Prince Miloš, whereas the New Residence remained the home of the Prince’s family. It was only much later that it came to be called the Residence of Princess Ljubica.
Due to a changed political situation, only a decade later, in 1842, the entire family of Prince Miloš was compelled to leave Serbia. After that, the Residence of Princess Ljubica forever lost its original purpose. During the following 130 years the building was repeatedly adapted to house various institutions. In the 1970s, the city authorities decided to repurpose it as a museum, in accordance with its historical, artistic and heritage value. After a restoration and reconstruction, in 1980 the Residence of Princess Ljubica became a satellite museum of the Belgrade City Museum.

Plan your visit

  • Patriarchate of Serbian Orthodox Church, 6, Кнеза Симе Марковића, Стари град, Stari Grad Urban Municipality, City of Belgrade, Central Serbia, 11102, Serbia
  • Today:
    09:00 - 17:00
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue
    10:00 - 17:00
    Wed
    10:00 - 17:00
    Thu
    10:00 - 17:00
    Fri
    10:00 - 18:00
    Sat
    12:00 - 17:00
    Sun
    10:00 - 14:00
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  • www.mgb.org.rs

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  • Jean Claude Bidard

    5 out of 5 rating 05-24-2017

    Formidable Very useful and interesting We are very grateful for this new service :-)

  • Filip Isailovic

    5 out of 5 rating 09-17-2015

    !!!!!.....

  • Traveler

    5 out of 5 rating 08-20-2015

    molto interessante per capire la storia complessa d

  • sakis kouts - Thessaloniki, Greece

    5 out of 5 rating 08-19-2015

    A beautiful building and unique in modern Belgrade, so great to get a glimpse into the past. The English audio tour was very good.

  • Fay Campbell

    5 out of 5 rating 07-19-2015

    A beautiful building and unique in modern Belgrade, so great to get a glimpse into the past. The English audio tour was very good.

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