Manjež Park in Belgrade

Manjež Park in Belgrade

State: Serbia

City: Belgrade

photo: Alexander of Belgrade

Manjež Park is one of the oldest parks in Belgrade. It is bordered by Nemanjina Street in the south, Resavska Street in the west, King Milan Street in the north and Svetozara Markovića Street in the east. The park includes the Yugoslav Drama Theater and the Student Cultural Center.

According to the arrangement of Belgrade from 1923, it is planned to create a park in the very center of Belgrade on the site of the Royal Cavalry Guard, which was located on the site of the current Manjež Park. The park was named after Manege, which in French means equestrian school.

The park began construction in 1931 and was completed in 1933. It is planned that this whole space will be a cultural center, and that an opera house, a music academy and a conservatory will be built in it, but social changes and wars have slowed down those ideas. However, one part managed to come to life, so the Yugoslav Drama Theater and the Student Cultural Center are now located within the park.

Park Manjež /photo: Alexander of Belgrade

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star_borderThe park has an area of 26,457 m2 and houses monuments to Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, Josip Marinkovic, Radovan Dragovic, Dusan Popovic and a sculpture made by sculptor Risto Stijovic.

Monument to Franz Liszt /photo: Alexander of Belgrade