The Royal Palace

The royal complex is located on Dedinje hill, the most exclusive part of Belgrade, with numerous embassies and luxurious villas. It was built by King Alexander Karađorđević I for his wife, Queen Maria, Roman princess and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, Queen of Britain. The Royal Palace was built in the period between 1924 and 1929, in accordance with the designs of architect Živojin Nikolić and scholar Nikolaj Krasnova, in the Serbian and Byzantine style. The stone-tiled ceremonial entrance hall is decorated with frescos, copied from the monasteries Dečani and Sopoćani from the Middle Ages.  After World War II, president Tito used it, and today its the home of heir Alexander Karađorđević II and his family.