Knez Mihailova Street, the pedestrian zone and the shopping center is a protected cultural zone as one of the oldest and most valuable city complex, with a numerous representative buildings and urban houses dating from the late 70s of the 19th century. It is believed that in the Roman time here existed the center of the village Lux. In the period of Turkish time area of Knez Mihajlova street was intersected with the small streets, houses with gardens, fountains and mosques. In mid-nineteenth century in the upper part of the area of the street was the garden of Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic. The street was formed in 1867 as a part of the regulation plan of Belgrade. It became very popular and the most influential and rich merchant families and politician built their houses in Knez Mihajlova street. The lower floors were used for shops and upper floor was residential.
This is the most famous Belgrade street and it can be reached by walk from many points in the city.