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The slopes of Terazije: forgotten dreams of Paris in Belgrade

The slopes of Terazije: forgotten dreams of Paris in Belgrade

A Belgrader’s love for their city doesn’t count if they haven’t at least one wracked their brains trying to imagine “what would our city look like if it...
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Old steam-powered mill, a building that has guarded the memory of old Belgrade for over a century

Old steam-powered mill, a building that has guarded the memory of old Belgrade for over a century

The early morning silence of Topciderska street is suddenly broken by the huffing of a steam engine. The mills of the First shareholder bread association...
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The history of public transportation in Belgrade - from running horses to validators (pt. 2)

The history of public transportation in Belgrade - from running horses to validators (pt. 2)

The idyllic times were suddenly interrupted when the First World War began. In the devastation of Belgrade, inevitably the public transportation along...
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Millennium tower: the royal pearl on the "earth city" slopes

Millennium tower: the royal pearl on the "earth city" slopes

When you have an enormous empire of over 200,000km2 and you’ve built and guarded it for almost 1,000 years, you are sure to be very proud of it. Your influence...
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When the national class chased the ball around Tasmajdan

When the national class chased the ball around Tasmajdan

We welcome all fans of sports and leisure to the first carball game in Europe. Tasmajdan in Belgrade is packed full. A crowd of 1,500 people – that’s 3,000...
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The history of public transportation in Belgrade - from racing horces to validators (pt. 1)

The history of public transportation in Belgrade - from racing horces to validators (pt. 1)

“Driver, we’re getting off!” was said in public transportation in Belgrade for the first time on 14th October 1892. On that Wednesday, the “driver” shouted...
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Do you know where is the Home for those parted with mind?

Do you know where is the Home for those parted with mind?

This isn’t something we think or talk about much, but the cruel and inhuman treatment of mentally ill people is historically much closer to us than we’d...
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Meet Gligorije, the first book-binder of Belgrade

Meet Gligorije, the first book-binder of Belgrade

On one occasion we mentioned that the entire history of Belgrade is hidden in Kralja Petra Street. Today we include in that the birth of the first bookstore...
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The royal court, lost treasure of Belgrade

The royal court, lost treasure of Belgrade

What today we call the City hall and the presidency of Serbia used to be the Royal court. A majestic structure surrounded by a garden, small lake, tulips...
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The first Belgrade marketplaces

The first Belgrade marketplaces

The story of Belgrade’s marketplaces begins in 1824 when the St. Andrew’s marketplace was founded in Student square, soon to be dubbed ‘Velika pijaca’...
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The biography of a Victor

The biography of a Victor

He has the best view in the city, greets ships and overlooks the joining of Sava and Danube. He’s proud and over a century old. Above all, he is the symbol...
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Tower Nebojsa - the proud witness of history on the verge of myth and reality

Tower Nebojsa - the proud witness of history on the verge of myth and reality

Is it Nebojsa’s Tower or Tower Nebojsa? Those who aren’t familiar with the history of our capitol might think about this question for a while and then...
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The centuries old curse of Branko's bridge

The centuries old curse of Branko's bridge

The denizens of the Serbian capitol have been passing down the legend of Branko bridge curse for generations. It is a curse so dark, so powerful and so...
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Great school against the blindness of mind

Great school against the blindness of mind

On the 1st of September 1808 in Dorcol, more specifically in the corner of Gospodar Jevremove and Kralja Petra streets, a group of boys and their families...
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Batal mosque - the former Hagia Sophia of Belgrade

Batal mosque - the former Hagia Sophia of Belgrade

Imagine yourself walking through the “Darol jihad” – the house of wars as the Turks used to call Belgrade in the days of the Ottoman Empire. One foot after...
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How did the "Gospodara Vucica" street get its name?

How did the "Gospodara Vucica" street get its name?

On the very border between Belgrade’s municipalities Vozdovac and Vracar spans a broad street with a memorable name. Not only does the word “gospodar”...
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The war tales of Belgrade: bloody October 1915

The war tales of Belgrade: bloody October 1915

  On that historical “Vidovdan” day in 1914 Gavrilo princip assassinated the Austro-Hungarian prince Francis Ferdinand and his wife Sophia and began one...
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The tale of the first television set

The tale of the first television set

That summer of 1938 a lot of dust was kicked up before the Autumn fair in Belgrade. Even though it was only its second year in a row, it was predicted...
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If tunnels could speak: the oldest house in Belgrade

If tunnels could speak: the oldest house in Belgrade

If you ever find yourself in Dorcol in Cara Dusana street near the street number 10, then you should know that you are standing in front of the oldest...
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Belgrade's Skadarlija - from a bohemian quarter to an ethnic-style attraction

Belgrade's Skadarlija - from a bohemian quarter to an ethnic-style attraction

Skadarlija. It is a curving street which exudes the spirit of old times and the piled up footsteps of bohemians, actors and poets who are drinking deep...
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"Sava" perfume shop in Belgrade takes you back in time

"Sava" perfume shop in Belgrade takes you back in time

From Kosancicev venac to Knez Mihailova down Dorcol towards Cara Dusana street, goes one of the oldest streets in Belgrade. The street called “Kralja Petra”....
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This is the little garden of a great Chinese man, or The first Chinese man in Belgrade

This is the little garden of a great Chinese man, or The first Chinese man in Belgrade

According to the register from 1929, there lived four people of Chinese heritage. One of them stood out, not only due to his aristocratic bearing and excellent...
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Who was "Tosa" of Tosa's Well?

Who was "Tosa" of Tosa's Well?

When you go from the Pavillions and New Belgrade blocks towards Bezanijska kosa, there is a “border” which you’ll have to cross. This border has always...
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The bridges of Belgrade

The bridges of Belgrade

The history of Belgrade resembles the bridges which adorn it. No matter how many of them there are, the residents will always want to build more. The history...
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