Belgradians reference “At the Horse” as a meeting point for the city’s main square, which covers the area around the National Theater, City Restaurant, and the House of the Serbian Army. The square was formed after the destruction of Stambol gate in 1866. Stambol gate remains in the memory of the Serbian people as a place where horrible executions of impalement were carried out by the Ottoman Empire.
On the Square the main buildings are the National Theatre (built in 1869), the National Museum (built in the 1844) and a monument to Prince Mihailo (erected 1882.).