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Avala Tower

The characteristic shape of Avala has long been complemented by the silhouette of the Avala tower. This slender tripod was designed by architects Uglješa Bogunović and Slobodan Janjić, and the calculation of the metal construction was done by engineer Milan Krstić. Construction company "Rad" built it for 4 years, and it was finished in 1965, the same year that the monument to Soviet war veterans was erected. With the antenna pole, it was about 203 meters high and weighed 4000 tons. At about 120 meters from the ground level there was a restaurant and a viewpoint from which there was a wonderful view of the whole of Belgrade as well as half of Šumadija. Unfortunately, in the bombing in 1999, the tower was demolished. In 2005, the clearing of the ruins began, as it was planned to rebuild the tower and restore Avala's recognizable silhouette. Construction company "Ratko Mitrović" started building a new tower at the end of 2006. In April 2010, the newly built tower was officially opened for visitors. In appearance, it resembles its predecessor, with the fact that modern materials are used, and it is about 2 meters higher than the previous one, H=204.80m. It is located at an altitude of 439m, and the viewpoint is 123 meters from the ground floor, i.e. at 562 meters above sea level. Travelers who pass by Avala, either on the Belgrade-Nis highway, or on the Avala road or on the Ibar highway, are again greeted and sent off by this slender colossus, as a sign that they are leaving or arriving in the capital. It is interesting that before the construction of the Avala tower and its role in broadcasting TV signals, there was an antenna at Hotel Avala, which was later removed. The Aval Tower is a masterpiece of Serbian architecture. When it was built, it was one of the 10 tallest towers in the world, and today it is one of the most beautiful. It is unique in that it is not buried in the ground, but is placed on three legs, to symbolize the Serbian tripod. It was demolished during the NATO bombing of Serbia, on the night of April 29, 1999, at 10:40 p.m. The current tower was built from 2007 to 2009 as a replica of the old tower. With the antenna tower, it is 204.68 meters high (it is 2 meters higher than the original one). The project was made by "Saobraćajni institut CIP" d.o.o., Belgrade. The works were carried out by "Ratko Mitrović - Dedinje" d.o.o., Belgrade It has been open to visitors since April 21, 2010.

What is offered to visitors at the Avala tower complex?

  • Panoramic view from the 122-meter tower
  • Children's park (village of elves, coffee for parents and companions)
  • Outdoor gym
  • Sports fields
  • Hospitality facilities (at 119 meters of the tower and at the base)
  • Tourist information center of TOS
  • Museum of broadcast technology
  • Adrenaline descent down the tower (with prior notice)

Welcome all year round!

From April 1 to November 1 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m

From November 1 to April 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m