Coffee with the Princess Ljubica in Belgrade Featured
- Written by Maja Jovanov
BELGRADE – You can learn more about life in Belgrade during the rule of the Obrenović dynasty – for all of those who would like to hear about our history and curious tourists, the Tourist Organization of Belgrade (TOB) in cooperation with the Museum of the City of Belgrade organizes a program of visiting the Palace of the Princess Ljubica.
A curator of the Museum of the City of Belgrade dressed in a costume from the period of Princess Ljubica welcomes visitors as the hostess of her palace. Besides the basic historical story, you will learn how Serbian rulers dressed, how they managed their households, educated their children, how they decorated their hair...
The program includes a performance by a curator of the Museum, coffee and Turkish delights, and a tour of the Palace.
The visits to the Palace take place at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The program lasts an hour.
The Palace of the Princess Ljubica is situated in Prince Sime Markovića Street No. 8, the maximum number of visitors is 30, and tickets cost 350 dinars.
For free information about tourist tours of Belgrade you can call the following number (Beokom service): 0800 110 011.
Strict, self-assured and with an attitude
Ljubica Obrenović (Srezojevci, 14 january 1785 – 14 May 1843) was a Serbian princess, the wife of Prince Miloš Obrenović.
She was the daughter of Radosav and Marija Vukomanović. The main matchmaker of her marriage with the Prince was Nikola Milićević Lunjevica, who negotiated the marriage with Milan Obrenović, Prince Miloš’s brother, forty days after the death of her father. The best man at the 1806 wedding was Serbian military leader Karađorđe, the wedding’s main organizer was Lazar Mutap, and the paranymph was Nikola Milićevic.
The princess was known to be strict and self-assured, and often assumed political stances, because of which several times she entered into conflict with her husband. On one occasion she shot dead one of Prince Miloš’s lovers, a certain Petrija. Her palace was her official residence, and was later the home of the Belgrade Lycee.
She bore with Miloš sons Milan (1819-1839) and Mihailo (1823-1868) and daughters Petrija (1808-1871) and Savka (1814-1848). Rule in Serbia passed from the Obrenović dynasty to the Karađorđević dynasty in 1842.
The Princess Ljubica died in exile in 1843 in Novi Sad, then in the Austrian Empire. She is buried in the Krušedol Monastery on Mt. Fruška Gora.
Source: House of Good News /Museum of the City of Belgrade