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Oldest house in Belgrade

Oldest house in Belgrade

This oldest standing house in Belgrade was built by the Austrians in 1727 in Baroque style. While Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe, there is virtually no architectural evidence left from before the 18th century. This largely caused by Belgrade being the border between the Ottoman and the Austro-Hungarian empires with the two fighting over it for centuries and each demolishing what the other has built.

There were few houses built at that period (that have been long destroyed) but are believed to have tunnels leading to the Belgrade fortress. This is difficult to verify because the plans for those houses are nowhere to be found. This house does have a tunnel but nobody knows where it leads. Today, it houses a glass maker and a bakery which as luck would have it is the bakery where I go!

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