Knez Mihajlova Street
In English, one would call this thoroughfare "Prince Michael street." It is a street reserved strictly for feet and protected by law as an old and valuable landmark that showcases Belgrade's Old World charm. As one of the most heavily trafficked pedestrian areas in Belgrade, it contains a vast assortment of cafes, shopping venues, and other sources of entertainment. It is an essential stop on the itinerary of any visitor to this historic city. The real estate on and around Knez Mihajloza street is some of the most desirable in all of Belgrade. There are numerous opulent hotels within the immediate vicinity; the five-star Aleksandar Palas Hotel is closest.
The street has existed for quite some time but much of its current look dates to the 1800s, when a regulation plan was enacted for the city. This plan spurred many of Belgrade's wealthiest and most influential citizens to build mansions and other buildings on Knez Mihajlova street. Most of them are no longer used for their original purposes, but they still stand today.
A Few Sights to See on Knez Mihajlova Street
The Srpska Kruna Hotel sits at 56 Prince Michael Street. Built in 1869, it once housed the National Library of Serbia and is now home to the Library of the City of Belgrade.
At 53-55 Knez Mihajlova street is a Renaissance mansion built in 1889 for Marko Stojanović, a lawyer. The Axademy of Fine Arts was once quartered here.
The Hotel Russia, found at number 38, was built in 1870. Today it holds private offices, so sightseers may have to be satisfied with an exterior view.