Do you know which famous personalities the streets in Belgrade Waterfront are named after?

Do you know which famous personalities the streets in Belgrade Waterfront are named after?

As Belgrade Waterfront builds the most modern settlement on the right bank of the Sava River, it honors numerous historical figures who significantly contributed to both Belgrade and our country. In an effort to rescue these personalities from obscurity and pay them due respect, Belgrade Waterfront has named several newly constructed roads after them, totaling 14 kilometers upon the project’s completion. Here are the names of the most prominent streets in Belgrade Waterfront:

Woodrow Wilson Boulevard

Belgrade Waterfronts Boulevard of Vudroa Vilsona

This boulevard starts at the roundabout near Karadjordjeva Street and ends at Vojvode Misica Boulevard. It spans 40 meters in width, with three lanes in each direction and a two-way bicycle lane. Stretching over 2 kilometers, a tree-lined avenue adorns the middle of this road. Apart from linking two green areas along the Sava River, Svetonikolski and Sava Park, the boulevard houses Galerija, the largest shopping center in the region. In the near future, it will lead to a new market near Gazela.

Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921, not only received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919 but also showed great friendship toward our country during and after World War I, being acquainted with the great Serbian genius Mihajlo Pupin.

Queen Draga Obrenovic Street

Queen Draga Obrenović Street overlooking Kula Belgrade

Draga Obrenovic, the first Serbian queen post the Kosovo Battle in 1389, was the only Serbian queen without a street named after her in Belgrade until October 2021. This historical injustice was rectified when a street was named after her. It currently extends from Woodrow Wilson Boulevard to Sava Promenada, running parallel to the Old Sava Bridge.

Luka Celovic Trebinjac Street

Luka Celovic Trebinjac, a renowned Serbian benefactor and president of the Belgrade Cooperative, significantly contributed to Savamala’s modernization. Belgrade Waterfront revitalizes his memory by restoring his former garden, the Svetonikolski Park near Hotel Bristol, and erecting a monument in his honor. A street will also be named after him, connecting the most modern educational campus in Belgrade and a new market near Gazela.

Nikolai Kravtsov Street

A statue dedicated to Nikolai Kravtsov in his street

Nikolai Kravtsov Street links Sava Street with Kula Belgrade, the city’s new symbol. Situated along the south side of Sava Park and intersecting Boulevard, this street will house the renowned St. Regis hotel brand and its branded apartments in the tallest building in the Serbian capital. Kravtsov, a lieutenant of the Red Army and a hero of the Soviet Union, was celebrated for his bravery in the battles for the liberation of Belgrade in October 1944 during World War II.

Commander Djordje Stratimirovic Street

Đorđe Stratimirović Street in Belgrade Waterfront

Commander Djordje Stratimirovic, a significant figure in Serbia’s history, finally received recognition in February 2022 with a street named after him. The street spans from the reconstructed Momir Korunovic building on Sava Square, which will become a Cultural Center, to the plaza in front of Kula Belgrade. He served as the supreme commander of the Serbian army during the Serbian Revolution in 1848/1849 and played a key role in the creation of the Serbian Vojvodina and the awakening of national consciousness in the northern part of our country today.

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