Banovina Building

The former building of the old Niš administration and the Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Serbia, Nikola Pasić, in which a telegram was received on July 28, 1914, by which Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, formally marking the beginning of the First World War. It is located across the Niš Fortress, and was built after the liberation from the Turks in 1878 as a building which, with its position, dimensions and stylistic characteristics, represented a monumental and most representative building of the former Niš. 

Today, the building of the Banovina houses the University of Niš, the Regional Chamber of Commerce of Niš and the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Niš. In front of Banovina, there is a monument dedicated to the meeting between the Serbian prefect Stefan Nemanja and the German emperor Friedrich Barbarossa, when they signed the first Serbian-German agreement in 1189. 


Institutions, Atrium for various cultural events, Conference rooms, Parking


University, Institute for cultural heritage preservation, Chamber of Commerce Niš, Students Cultural Center