Kopitareva Gradina

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Kopitareva Gradina (Serbian Cyrillic: ?????????? ???????) is a square and an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Stari Grad.

Location

Kopitareva Gradina is located in the east-central section of the municipality. It is located between the streets of Džordža Vašingtona, HIlandarska, Šafarikova, ?ure Dani?i?a, Bulevar despota Stefana, Jelene ?etkovi? and the square of Kopitareva Gradina itself. In the east it extends into the neighborhood of Jevremovac, in the south-east into Palilula, into Trg Republike on the west and into Dor?ol in the north.

History

The neighborhood was originally named Mitropolitova bašta ("metropolitan's garden"), but was changed later to Kopitareva Gradina ("Kopitar's garden"), after Jernej Kopitar, Slovene philologist and collaborator of Vuk Karadži?, major reformer of the Serbian alphabet. For the most part, the area was urbanized in the period 1900-1914.

Characteristics

Kopitareva Gradina is a unique ambiental and architectural neighborhood within Belgrade. The area was urbanized in the 1910s and the dominant features in its skyline are for the most part preserved until today. Series of low, residential houses with back yards was built. The neighbrohood is built in two different architectural styles: Classicism (and Academism) and Secession. Examples of the first are the houses built by the architect Sreten Stojanovi?, and of the latter work of Milan Antonovi?. At the time, Kopitareva Gradina was a place where many politicians and public figures built their own houses. The square itself is somewhat secluded and has no traffic importance. In Hilandarska street is the museum, Memorial house of Laza K. Lazarevi?

As an important cultural-historical complex, it has been declared a cultural property and protected by law on December 27, 1968.

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