- Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 15:04
Tasmajdan Park (Serbian: Tasmajdanski park), or simply just Tas, is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the heart of Belgrade, located in the municipality of Palilula.
This park got his name from the combination of Turkish words (tas meaning the stone and majdan-the pit).
Tasmajdan begins 600 meters southeast of the Belgrade's center, Terazije, covering the extreme south-west corner of the Palilula municipality, bordering the municipalities of Vracar on the south and Stari Grad on the west. The majority of the area is occupied by the park itself while some sections are urbanized.
After being occupied for a several purpose, this part of the land was used for making a central park in 1927. Now, after many years, Tas was renovated. This means - the renovation of all the paths, greenery, as well as building a new fountain, playgrounds for children, enclosed space suitable for dogs, the quarter for older citizens and retries and other recreational facilities. Park is in most parts family friendly. All children’s playgrounds have rubber surfaces which further secure children’s play and they can also be used by children with special needs.
A cascade musical fountain made from granite is set in the central part of the park. The rhythm of jets of water and lighting effects are coordinated to the rhythm of music. If you are just a visitor feel free to visit on of two information points, where all necessary information about Belgrade will be available. The park is fully equipped with new benches and lighting. During the renovation most of old trees were preserved and green areas are intersected.
Tasajdan Park today is different from other Belgrade parks in many ways. It is a green space offering all facilities to modern standards that can be found in any well-maintained green area. At Tasmajdan and around it, there are today the St. Mark's Church, the Main Post Office, the Sport Center "Tasmajdan", the "Madera" restaurant etc.
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