The native houses are built of stone or mud, deeply eaved, and either tiled or thatched.
It contains no building of high architectural merit, except, perhaps, the collegiate church of Santa Maria, with its lofty blue-tiled dome and fine west doorway.
A few old Turkish houses, built of plaster, with red-tiled roofs, are left among the ill-paved and insanitary districts bordering upon the rivers, but as the royal residence, the seat of government, and the centre of the import trade, Belgrade was, after 1869, III.
From the upper rooms of the houses may be seen a large number of old tiled roofs.
High-pitched red tiled roofs take the place of the flat roofs of the coast.