Residence of Prince Miloš

The Residence of Prince Miloš in Topčider is a royal residence, built for the Prince between 1831 and 1834, after Serbia gained autonomous status within the Ottoman Empire. It was erected by the order of Prince Miloš as the central building within the representative palace complex in Topčider. The palace...

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  • The Residence of Prince Miloš in Topčider is a royal residence, built for the Prince between 1831 and 1834, after Serbia gained autonomous status within the Ottoman Empire.
  • It was erected by the order of Prince Miloš as the central building within the representative palace complex in Topčider.
  • The palace was designed by architects Janja Mihailović and Nikola Đorđević and the construction was supervised by Hadži Nikola Živković, the primary builder in service of Prince Miloš.
  • In terms of architecture, the Residence belongs to the typical Ottoman architecture of the time, yet the accelerating adoption of European culture and style is also visible. The rich interior decoration has been partially preserved to this day.
  • The grounds of the Residence include a plane tree, which is over 160 years old and one of the oldest in Europe.

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