Krunska / Crown street

Krunska (Crown) street is located in the city center, Vračar district. It goes on for 1.5 kilometers, in parallel with King Alexander blvd. Tesla Museum is here, at no. 51.

The first part is one-way street, and it becomes a two-way avenue with long green isle in the middle after about 700 meters (constructed in 1906). This is mainly a residential area, so you won't be finding any fancy stores here. The two-way avenue was principally designed as the residential street, with luxurious villas, and it preserved that character since.

It got the name from the Serbian word for "crown", the major symbol of Monarchy. Serbia was a kingdom for the greater part of its history, and this is a way of honoring its tradition and legacy. The purpose for this kind of peaceful and luxurious area in the center of the city, especially after the Great War (1914-1918), was to strees the wealth of the kingdom.

When you walk from the Presidential Palace, where it begins, to the "Kalenić" green market, where it ends, you must experience some kind of inner peace, as the atmosphere that surrounds this road is calm and refreshing. And you will feel like you are flashed back a century, to the beginnings of 1900’s.

One of the very first buildings in this street (no. 8) is the "Students' Home" (srb. "Dom učenika"), constructed in 1912. It represents a fine example of Serbo-Byzantine style of architecture, so it will immediately catch your eye.

MPFOn the next corner (with Resavska street) lies a beautiful building of the Military Pension Fund.
If you go a little bit further, on the left, you will find a Roman-Catholic cathedral of Christ the King (at no. 23), the oldest catholic church in the city, finished in 1927, and the principal cathedral of the Archdiocese of Belgrade.
After the intersection with Beogradska street, it becomes an avenue. On the right you will see a most interesting residential palace built in 1932 in the neo-renaissance fashion. Immediately, on the left you will find the world famous Nikola Tesla Museum, located in the building (“Genčić family house”) from 1927 (or 1929).

And going further down the road the scenery is built in the same fashion, old villas mixed up with 5 to 6-floor residential buildings.

In Krunska street you can find embassies (Turkey, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Belgium, Spain, Hungary), and headquarters of various organizations and companies.

When you reach the end of it, at the intersection with Baba Višnjina street and Vojvoda Bojović park, look at the dashing building on your right. If you go a bit further, you will find yourself in Kalenić green market, one of the biggest farmers markets in the old town.

From there, you can go left, straight to Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra (King Alexander blvd.) with Vuk Karadžić monument and Cyril and Methodius park, and the Faculty of Electrical Engeneering with Nikola Tesla’s monument in front of the building. Or, you can go right, straight forward to St. Sava’s Church (at approx. 500 meters).

 

 

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