Virtual tour

The National Assembly House was based on the design by architect Jovan Ilkić. The cornerstone was laid in 1907 by King Petar I Karađorđević, but the construction lasted until 1936 when the finishing touches were made to the interior, entrusted to architect Nikolai Krasnov. The ceremonial session of the Senate of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, held on October 20, 1936 served to open the edifice.

During the World War II the building was used as headquarters by the German Command for the South-East. From 1945 until 2006, Parliaments of the Federal People’s Yugoslavia, Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia, and the State Union Serbia and Montenegro held sessions in the building. On June 5, 2006, following the separation from Montenegro, the building was returned to the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia for which it was initially intended.

Due to its exceptional historic and architectural value as well as its extensive collection of works of art, the National Assembly House has been pronounced a part of the country’s cultural heritage in 1984.