Villa „Velickovic“

(Google translate) Basic characteristics Velickovic villas are ground floor, two floors and an attic. The external appearance is rich in decorative elements of different architectural styles – filigrantska gothic, flamboyant romanticism, historicism, Moravian ornaments, Catholic Baroque, Modern … So it’s a combination of many styles arranged in a terraced floors rise. This is a game of columns and arches, loggias and balconies, especially processed windows and doors, arcades and frieze with rosettes and a tower at the top.

Villa „Velickovic“

(Google translate) Basic characteristics Velickovic villas are ground floor, two floors and an attic. The external appearance is rich in decorative elements of different architectural styles – filigrantska gothic, flamboyant romanticism, historicism, Moravian ornaments, Catholic Baroque, Modern … So it’s a combination of many styles arranged in a terraced floors rise. This is a game of columns and arches, loggias and balconies, especially processed windows and doors, arcades and frieze with rosettes and a tower at the top.

While the exterior of the decorative abounds and every passer neumetno attracts attention, the interior is modestly furnished. The ground floor was dedicated to the pharmacy and the Cabinet, the floors were for housing (16 rooms).

Beautiful villa had a spacious yard (garden) which is reduced by extending the streets for the passage of the tram tracks. Otherwise, Dragutin plot stretched to the present “Radon”. The villa was decorated with greenery so everything seemed to be building fairytale. This fairy tale is inherited today hence the declaration of villas Velickovic cultural monument. Vila Velickovic is at 1 Serbian hero in Niska Banja, was declared by the Government of the Republic of Serbia in December 2007 for the monument. That’s why she’s the testimony of the inter-war rise of Niska Banja and its architectural heritage.

One of the interesting facts concerning this monument is that the villa had a lightning rod of gold weighs 1.7 kg, which was during the renovation of the building in 1967 was stolen.

Opening villa was scheduled for 1937, but after putting all the water pipes are cracked and caused huge damage the building. Finally, he moved in 1939.

During World War II the villa was used by Germans, Bulgarians, partisans or Chetniks, so that when overpowered. An interesting fact related to the basement of the villa is to be used by four armies, each a basement used for shooting prisoners. Who is and who executed it may sometimes be determined, but it is known that there were executed 780 hostages. In the basement walls and doors are still preserved their latest records, written in blood, nails, coal or something scratched. “Long live the King”, “Long live Tito”, “Long live prefer”, “Long live Boris” (Bulgarian king) … the only missing “Heil Hitler”, so that the owners complete the war and life.

Coordinates:

Latitude: 43.292967

Longitude: 22.005556