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The building of the media company 'Politika' is located at Politika Square 1.


The publishing house Politika is the publisher of the eponymous daily newspaper, which is also the oldest newspaper in Serbia, dating back to 1904. This media outlet has played a significant role since its inception in the political and social life of Serbia, with a particularly important role during the time of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRJ).

The construction of the original Politika building, which is still located in Makedonska Street (formerly Poenkareva Street), was completed in 1922. The architect was Milan Sekulić.

On the site of the current Politika building at number 29, there was the building of the Second Belgrade Gymnasium, constructed between 1909 and 1910, and demolished in 1960. The Second Belgrade Gymnasium building suffered severe damage during the bombing in World War II but was reconstructed in 1947 and continued its operation in the post-war period."

II beogradska gimnazija

II beogradska gimnazija

When Belgrade was bombed in 1941, the Second Belgrade Gymnasium suffered severe damage, and the old building of Politika was also heavily damaged. Nevertheless, the reconstructed building of the Second Belgrade Gymnasium stood at this location until 1960.

Spomenik u holu zgrade Politike kao znak sećanja na II beogradsku gimnaziju

The unexpected decision of the Municipality of Belgrade in 1960 led to the demolition of the gymnasium building to make way for the construction of a new building for the Politika media house.

Ploča sa posvetom Vladislavu Ribnikaru na staroj zgradi Politike


On the site of the former Second Belgrade Gymnasium, a new Politika building was erected in 1968, designed by architects Uglješa Bogunović and Slobodan Janjić. The 17-story tower project was in line with the modern international architectural style.

In front of both the old and new Politika buildings, there is a monument erected in 1967 dedicated to Moša Pijade, a Yugoslav revolutionary and politician, created by the sculptor Branko Ružić.

Written by: Ana Sarić