Terazije Square includes the area from Sremska Street to Kralj Milan Street in the center of Belgrade. Terazije is the best known Belgrade square. It began to form in the first half of the 19th century, when Prince Milos Obrenovic ordered Serbian craftsmen, especially blacksmiths and coppersmiths, to settle Terazije. They have to build new houses and shops in the area of the present square in order to inhabit this area, which was an empty field.
Hotel Moskva and Terazije fountain are the most recognizable symbols of the square. The fountain was built in 1860 and this year is engraved in the fountain.
During the Turkish time in the area of fountain existed water tower, one of the several of such kind, that supplied the Belgrade fortress with drinking water. The one that existed on Terazije square was the greatest. The Turkish word for this tower was Terazije.
Hotel Moskva is one of the oldest Belgrade hotels. Recently it was renovated and restored its old glory. Here stayed many celebrities: Albert Einstein, Indira Ghandi, Rej Čarls, Robert de Niro, Kirk Douglas etc.