The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace was built between 1924 and 1929 by orders of King Alexander I, as the official royal residence. It is designed in the Serbian-Byzantine style, surrounded by pergolas, park terraces, pools, a pavilion, and a concert terrace. Located on the ridge of a hill, it provides a magnificent view of Dedinje, the Košutnjak forest, Topčider, and Avala. Within the same complex, a residence for sons of King Alexander I had been built and named the White Palace. Its salons are arranged in the styles of Louis XV and Louis XVI and it contains a valuable art collection including notable artworks by Rembrandt, Fromentin, Vouet, Poussin, Bourdou, Jakšić, Meštrović and many others. It also contains the Royal Library that once housed around 35,000 books and the Ceremonial Dining Hall set up in the Chippendale style. The palace complex also contains the Royal Family Church modeled after the Church of the Monastery of St. Andrew on Treska in Macedonia. Palaces are open for visits on weekends and Wednesday, during the tourist season, as it is a home of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia and his family.