Destinations

Kosančićev Venac – hidden jewel of Belgrade

March 25, 2019

Belgrade – capital of Serbia is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Beside famous night life there is so much to discover. One of the hidden gems of Belgrade is Kosančićev Venac, a historical neighborhood in Downtown Belgrade, part of the Savamala district.

Kosancicev venac is located in the heart of the city. Paved with Turkish cobblestones, it has kept the atmosphere of the 19th century, with lovely cafés, galleries and wineries.

Right here, on the 6th April 1941, the National Library was bombed and destroyed. Residence of Princess Ljubica, a private residence built by Prince Milos Obrenovic and dedicated to his spouse, is also located in Kosancicev venac.

Every Saturday you can find here a lively atmosphere within a tourist tour “A Coffee with Princess Ljubica“ when curator of the Museum of the City of Belgrade dressed as a Princess welcomes visitors. This is a unique opportunity to find out more about life in Belgrade during the reign of the Obrenovic dynasty.Church of St. Arhangel Mihailo is located nearby the Residence, also built by order of Prince Milos Obrenovic.

The most important historical and cultural highlights of Kosančićev Venac include: The orthodox Cathedral and Patriarchal palace (in front of the Cathedral) with it’s academy and museum, Kralj Petar I elementary school (the oldest school in Belgrade), oldest caffe in Belgrade, The Palace of Princess Ljubica, Ruins of the old Serbian National library and Belgrade’s Faculty of applied arts.

Hotel with the best location in old city is Hotel Townhouse 27 Belgrade. It is the first authentic boutique venue in the country, with the unique concept that combines deep connection with local art and architecture, outstanding comfort and hi-end equipment, designed originally for the purpose of creating original stay experience for today’s savvy traveler.

Hotel Townhouse 27 is situated in the historical heart of Belgrade, in the newly renovated pedestrian zone between Knez Mihailova street and historical Kosancicev venac quarter, and it has 21 luxury accommodation units overlooking Belgrade historical city center, classy bar restaurant, summer garden, meeting room and impeccable service that has been repeatedly acknowledged with the highest awards in hospitality and travel industry. Elegant and large luxury rooms offer extreme comfort, while variety of suites, spacious and stylishly decorated, provide unique sense of space and harmony, with the highest level of privacy.

Originally, it was built as an apartment building in 1928. Early In the year 2008. challenging renovation process started , that included complex architectural steps, that led to a perfect interpolation solution, for which, later on, the architects and the hotel were awarded the highest prize, Grand Prix at the Belgrade Architectural Salon. With main characteristics being high level of privacy, comfort and superb location, the name Townhouse was adopted from the same international concept of Townhouses around the world. In terms of design and quality of interior works, it remained the leader on the market, with original solutions leaving a stamp of recognizable and authentic urban charm. Artistically, contemporary works by local sculptor and painter Gabriel Glid remain permanent part of the interior, combining gallery and home like feeling at each part of the hotel.

Townhouse 27 is the most awarded hotel in the country, with some unique accolades, and some unusual for this type of venue. One of them is 1st prize for reconstruction and interpolation on 2009. Arhitectual salon, GRAND PRIX BELGRADE, 2014. MICE MEETING STAR – The best boutique hotel in South east Europe for accommodating congress guests. 2011 – 2019. TRIP ADVISOR Certificate of excellence, 2011 – 2019. TRIP ADVISOR Travelers’ Choice, 2015. – WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS – First prize for the most luxury hotel in the country, 2015. TRIVAGO The best rated hotel in Serbia, 2015 – 2019. BOOKING.COM 9,7 rate and 2011 – 2019. TRIP ADVISOR – 2 times invited to the HALL OF FAME, being among 1% of all the venues in the world with such invitation, out of total 5 mil.