Close
  • 011info Belgrade guide English version
  • 011info Belgrade guide

Did you know?

According to some sources, Knez Mihailova was the first street of Belgrade to get an official name. The city managment in 1870's Belgrade made that decision....
More details ›
Kosutnjak is the name for the forest and settlement in Belgrade in the city districts Cukarica and Rakovica. Kosutnjak got its name for the ewes that used...
More details ›
In the place of today's VMA institution there used to be the first airport in Belgrade. It was constructed at the end of 1910 in a military polygon in...
More details ›
On top of a hill that used to be known as Great Vracar, an astronomical observatory with an astrarium was constructed in 1887. Later this neighborhood...
More details ›
The shortest street in Stari grad district is Delijska street. A small side street between today's Vuka Karadzica and Uskocka street. Its name, after the...
More details ›
Jan Fleming named his famous character, agent James Bond, inspired by the stories his colleague Dusan Popov. He claimed that he remembers day and night...
More details ›
The first pharmacy in Belgrade began work on 30th of April 1830 was the Matej Ivanovic pharmacy located on the upper side of the legendary "?" tavern across...
More details ›
The oldest tale about how Vracar got its name is from 1521. It says that the neighborhood got its name after a hero whose name was Vracar and who lived...
More details ›
Cukarica got its name after the famous "Cukareva mehana" by Stojko Cukar in 1850. The building was located across the way from today's Ada Ciganlija in...
More details ›
The word "Bezistan" is of Ottoman origina and signifies the spot where the trading house at a bazaar is located, mostly constructed with stone and covered...
More details ›
In Republic square after WWII there was a square with a tomb and the monument to Red Army fighters who died while liberating Belgrade in 1944. The tomb...
More details ›
"Topcider" in Turkish means "cannon valley". This is the place where the Turks began to cast cannons for attacking the fortified Belgrade in 1521. Prince...
More details ›
The word Tasmajdan comes from the Turkish words "tas" meaning "stone" and "majdan" meaning "mine". This isn't the stone quarry from which Belgrade was...
More details ›
One of the most unusual monuments-watchtowers located in Pioneer park was made using the stones from Kajmakcalan. This monument is a memory of a great...
More details ›
Tower Gardos, also known as Sibinjanin Janko tower or as Millenium tower is one of the four Millenium towers constructed by the Hungarian authorities in...
More details ›
The wealthy Zemun trader, Theodor Tosa Apostolovic, constructed a well next to the road to Bezanija. This place soon became a beloved picnicking spot for...
More details ›
In Sremska street, when you're going down from Albania to Zeleni Venac, you can see the oldest grafitti in Belgrade on the facade in the left side of one...
More details ›
The largest number of spectators in the Red Star stadium happened on 23rd of April 1975 with "Ferencvaros" in a semi-final game for the winner of cup of...
More details ›
The "Vaznesenjska" (Ascension) church was constructed as a town church in 1863 and still bears the original flag of Belgrade's city management. The red...
More details ›
Riunione palace in which the Jadran cinema was located was constructed around 1930. The building was constructed by the Adriatic insurance company from...
More details ›
There used to exist a tram line with the number 1 which drove between Kalemegdan and Slavia. Over time its route was cut and extended and between the two...
More details ›
During WWII a teacher from Belgrade, Miladin Zaric, prevented the Germans from demolishing the old Sava bridge on 2oth of October 1944. He did so by cutting...
More details ›
Muja the alligator came to Belgrade zoo as an adult animal on 12th of September 1937 and today he remains the only living resident of the Beo Zoo who survived...
More details ›
The "Djurmukane" building was constructed around 1835 during the reign of Knez Milos next to the river Sava. Back then it represented the old "gate" of...
More details ›