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The Defteradova gate in Kalemegdan got its name after an old profession called the 'defterdar'. It was the name for the person who kept written records...
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In 1924 the Temple of the Holy Trinity was constructed in Tasmajdan, also known as the Russian Church. The temple was constructed for the needs of Russian...
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Ilija Carapic (1792-1844) was the first Serbian leader of Belgrade from 1839 to 1840. He was the son of duke Vasa Carapic and became the duke of Grocka...
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The current Stari grad municipality originated and got its name in 1957, by merging the municipalities of Stari grad, Skadarlija and part of Terazije. 
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The national Hydrometeorology Institute is located in Kosutnjak. The Ministry of education and church affairs of the Kingdom of Serbia on 15th September...
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At the approach to the Temple of St. Sava and near the National Library there is a sculpture of duke Karadjordje facing towards Karadjordje's park. The...
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In 1909 the first Serbian Seismology station was constructed in Tasmajdan which still exists today.  
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The first cinema in Belgrade appeared in "Mali Kalemegdan" in a large tent in the summer of 1906. The owner of the cinema was a Jewish man called Bubi...
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The first electric light bulb was lit in Belgrade in 1880, in front of the tavern called "Kod Skupstine" ("At City Hall's") which today is the Electric...
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Belgrade university was founded in 1805, then called the "Great school". It was founded by Dositej Obradovic. The Great school was the highest-ranking...
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The Roman well was constructed between 1717 and 1731 during the Austrian baroque reconstruction of the fort. On fort blueprints from that time the well...
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The home of Jevrem Grujic is the first established monument of culture appointed by the Institute for cultural monument protection in Belgrade in 1961. The...
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The first public park was arranged in 1860 in the corner of Knez Milos and Nemanjina streets and was named Financial park. 
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In the first decades of the 20th century, before the Zoo was constructed, Kalemegdan had artificial lakes and a stream! They were located where Luna park...
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The first gun duel in Belgrade took place in 1905 in Banovo hill, between the court marshall Bosko Colak Antic and Milan Pavlovic, the editor of the "Opozicionar"...
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The stone taken from Tasmajdan was used to construct Viminacium, only to be transported to Smederevo 1000 years later to construct the Serbian medieval...
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The name "Savamala" is a portmanteau of the words 'Sava' and 'mahala' (small settlement). 
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The Federation Palace (today "Srbija" palace) was constructed in 1959 for the needs of the government, or more precisely the executive board. The Federation...
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The municipality of Vracar has existed in its modern form since 1960 and includes parts of areas that used to belong to East Vracar, Neimar and Terazije.
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The home of Topalovic family from the movie "Maratonci trce pocasni krug" is located in Kosancicev venac in the corner of Zadarska and Srebrenicka streets....
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The Ottomans called the area of Kalemegdan around the Roman well and today's "Victor" "Ficir bajir", which in translation means "hill for thought".
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The Nature museum in Belgrade was founded in 1895 as "Jestastvenicki museum of the Serbian country". The museum was originally housed in the Foundation...
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The first Serbian opera "Na uranku" composed by Stanislav Binicki was performed in the National theatre on 20th December 1903. The comedian, writer and...
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In the Patriarchy building in Belgrade there is a library and the Museum of Serbian Orthodox church that keeps the cloak of knez Lazar.
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