Designed by the architect Jovan Ilkić in Secession style, the construction of the Hotel Moskva began in 1906 and was inaugurated two years later, on January 16th, 1908, by the King of Serbia, Pedro I Karađorđević. In 1923, the Poštanska štedionica (Postal Savings Bank) took possession of the hotel, which was ceded to the National Bank of Yugoslavia in 1938.
During the World War II, the building was the headquarters of the Gestapo, for what was renamed as "Velika Srbija" (the name of the inn that occupied the land on which the building was built) and transformed according to the new requirements. In 1944, in the German withdrawal, the hotel was looted, disappearing much of its paintings, decorative objects and silverware. In the post-war period, it became one of the places frequented by the cultural elite such as the Yugoslav writer Ivo Andrić, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature of 1961. Between 2009 and 2010, four years after its re-privatization, the hotel underwent an extensive refurbishment. Protected by the government since 1968, the Hotel Moskva is one of the most important cultural monuments in Belgrade architecture.
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