Museum of Vuk and Dositej, Belgrade

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The Museum of Vuk and Dositej is one of the most important memorial museums in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Founded in 1949, it depicts the life, work and legacy of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, the reformer of the Serbian language, and Dositej Obradović, a writer who was the country's first Minister of Education. The museum is a crucial site for understanding the revival of Serbian culture at the time of the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Since 1979, this institution has been governed by the National Museum of Serbia.
Established in 1949, the Museum of Vuk and Dositej is located in the Ottoman-style building of the former Belgrade Higher School, the first institution in Serbia providing higher education, founded in 1808 by Serbian key figure of the Age of Enlightenment Dositej Obradović during his mandate as Minister of Education, and the building is now also referred to as Dositej's Lyceum. Vuk Stefanović Karadžić was one of the first students of this institution. Subsequently, the Higher School evolved into the University of Belgrade. The building was raised as a residence probably for the Belgrade Defterdar (head of the Ottoman provincial treasury). It is also believed that it used to be home to a harem.
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  • We briefly stopped here and our Guide explained what these men did for Serbia. Because we were under time constraints, he suggested that we go back here after our Walking Tour is over and see the exhi...  more »
  • One of the most important memorial museums in Belgrade, tells about the life, work and legacy of Vuk Karadžić (1787-1864), philologist, literary reformer of Serbian language and alphabet, originator of Serbian grammar, Publisher of Serbian folklore, translator of biblical books in Serbian), and Dositej Obradovic (1742-1811), writer and educator, educated Serbs of his time, the first Minister of education. Excellent shots of the House can be done with terrace restaurant "Podrum", located opposite the entrance.
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  • Everyone should visit this place at least once. The card for entering is very cheap (100RSD=Less than 1euro)
  • A lovely museum located in the city center
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