Three-dimensional animated film “The Most Beautiful Place since ancient times” by Marko Radosavljević is probably the best and most original idea of the medieval Belgrade ever made in any kind of technique. The film faithfully presented appearance of the Belgrade Fortress then, the Court of Despot Stefan Lazarević, city ports, streets and squares where you could feel the atmosphere, characteristic for medieval times.
The beauty of Belgrade was stressed again by the soldiers of the First and Second Crusades, the French and German armoured knights of Gottfried of Bouillon and Frederick Barbarossa, who passed this way at the end of the 11th and in the 12th century. And quite certainly it was loved by the Serbian king Dragutin, who conquered it in 1284. The Despot (ruler) of Serbia, Stephen Lazarevic, wrested it from the Hungarians in 1402 and in the town charter opened his heart:
“…I found that most beautiful place of ancient times, the great town of Belgrade, which had been by chance destroyed and was deserted. I rebuilt it and dedicated it to the Virgin Mary.”