Francuska, a street where feet walk by themselves

National Theater and other cultural monuments, downhill to the mainstream pizza to the heart of Dorcol

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

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Deli Ahmetova, Glumacka Street since 1872 as the name for the part to Gospodar Jevremova, and Vrsacka from Dusanova Street to the Danube. Renamed to Glumacka and then Pozorisna. Finally, since 1930 until today, it has had the same name - Francuska.

It is not as sumptuous as Knez Mihailova Street. Nor as long as King Alexander Boulevard.

In winter and rain, it can make you tired because it goes down or up. It depends on perception.

But it has its charm. And its story.

The more you walk, the more you can smell the city. History, tradition. The collision of premium architecture of ancient times and modern construction.

We guess that is the way it has to be.

We used to go out for a night out at the F6 club. Both then and now, more chairs were needed in the Klub Knjizevnika restaurant. Not even a chair, just a tour of the restaurant, just to be seen was of great importance at that time. Everyday calendar values ​​the same habits.

There is also the famous pizza by the piece Bucko. It is packaged and taken away, of course, but it is cooler to eat on the roof of a car. Right from a night adventure for a slice of pizza with authentic salad over it. You have the right not to love everything, but you have to welcome the morning at Bucko. At least once.

While there is daylight, people come to Francuska with and without a reason.

A tour of the church of Alexander Nevsky, the house of Leona Panajot, the house of Milan Pirocanac, the house of Nikola Pasic, the house of the Ribar family and the monument to Vasa Carapic are, along with the National Theater, landmarks, cultural assets that adorn Francuska Street.

When you go on a tour, let it be on foot. It is "a bit" crowded here.

Where does the name Francuska (French) in the center of Belgrade come from? A historical question with a clear answer:

Serbia and France were allies in the World War I. When General Franchet d'Espèrey stood in front of the Moskva Hotel on 30th January 1921, to greet the numerous gathered supporters, and they to greet their companion from the Salonica Front, the very same day the Assembly unanimously decided to rename the then Pozorisna Street to Francuska Street. The general himself attended the session, and on that occasion he gave a speech. A speech that is still retold today.