The Monument to Despot Stefan Lazarević - Belgrade Fortress

Despot Stefan Lazarević is one of the most significant individuals of the Serbian history who left his mark on the Belgrade Fortress. The bronze statue, 320cm high, depicts the despot under whose reign Belgrade became the capital of the Serbian state for the first time.

The monument was set up in 1981 on the plateau of the Upper Town of the Belgrade Fortress. Motives of medieval symbolism are on the pedestal, as well as the inscription “I have found the most beautiful place ever, the great town of Belgrade” - despot Stefan Lazarević, 1377 – 1427, great ruler and poet, the patron of Belgrade. The author of the monument is sculptor Nebojša Mitrić from Belgrade, who bequeathed his work to the city.