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Pobednik, Belgrade

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Pobednik is a monument in the Upper Town of the Belgrade Fortress, built to commemorate Serbia's victory over Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empire during the Balkan Wars and the First World War. Erected in 1928, and standing at high, it is one of the most famous works of Ivan Meštrović. It is also one of the most visited tourist attractions in Belgrade and the city's most recognizable landmark.It is a standing bronze male figure with a falcon in the left hand and a sword in the right, modelled by the sculptor Ivan Meštrović, set on a pedestal in the form of a Doric column on a tall cubic base, designed by the architect Petar Bajalović. The statue looks forward across the confluence of the Sava and the Danube, and over the vast Pannonian plain, towards the very distant Fruška Gora mountain (until 1918 a domain of Austro-Hungarian empire), it is probably the most powerful, most popular visual symbol of Belgrade.HistoryOriginThe history of the monument goes back to the period between 1913 and 1928, even though the initial idea was born in 1912, when Serbia’s success in the First Balkan War inspired proposals for erecting a monument in Belgrade to honour the final victory over the Ottomans. In August 1913 Belgrade city council made the decision to mark this momentous event by erecting a monument to Victory.
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  • A statue built by the renowned Croatian Cyprus Ivan Metrovic. It also marked the victory of an ally in the First World War, and the victory of the Balkan anti-Turkish alliance in the Balkan War.
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  • It is a landmark-like place with sculptures inside the fortress. At dusk, many people spend the afternoon watching the sunset here. When the castle is illuminated, it becomes a more romantic atmosphere. There are a lot of local couples.
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  • Great place. Had a dropin.
  • Very nice crossfit box, friendly owner and competent instructors. Instruction is in English. I’ve been coming here for a month during my stay in Belgrade.
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