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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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“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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Portrait of modern Belgrade through the activities of the artistic group "Mediala"

Portrait of modern Belgrade through the activities of the artistic group "Mediala"

To gather around a singular idea and then make it into something of a breathing, growing entity which surpasses the personal hopes of those who gave it...
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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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Who was "baba Visnja"?

Who was "baba Visnja"?

An embarrassing confession: I once imagined – as did many people I talked to – that in Vracar, decades ago, there used to live a lovely little granny who...
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City history in the eyes of an alligator

City history in the eyes of an alligator

“Do not cause excess noise near his habitat, that won’t get him to move.” Try to imagine yourself reading this warning. Where are you in that moment?...
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Genius tactics against raw power - how did Janos Hunjadi earn the gratitude those opposing the Ottomans

Genius tactics against raw power - how did Janos Hunjadi earn the gratitude those opposing the Ottomans

Even though he didn’t have “pure” Serbian ancestry, he was praised and depicted in many Serbian epics. Ingenious military strategies earned him the respect...
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The first cinema in Balkans - night in Belgrade Paris

The first cinema in Balkans - night in Belgrade Paris

It was around the end of the 19th century when a certain gentleman from France arrived to Belgrade, presenting the brothers Lumiere. Mere months earlier...
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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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Ruzica: Church with a view of the war

Ruzica: Church with a view of the war

The temple dedicated to the birth of St. Marie, Ruzica Church, is considered one of the oldest Belgrade churches, even though it’s not fully known when...
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Belgrade Titanic: the day when the capitol was painted black

Belgrade Titanic: the day when the capitol was painted black

An idyllic September day was suddenly filled with screams when a sudden bout of storm caught the ship “Nis” on the line Belgrade-Zemun. The ship bearing...
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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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Beloved for decades and often in the top of music lists, favorite of young and less young. No you’re not wrong – we’re talking about “Generacija 5”. Officially...
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If you could choose one street in Belgrade to show to a friend who is only here for an afternoon, where would you go? From Sava to Danube from the I to...
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If you compared the streets of Belgrade to the way they were around 50 years ago, you would probably think that you are looking at pictures of two different...
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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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Dragutin Ilic - the author of the world's first sci-fi drama

Dragutin Ilic - the author of the world's first sci-fi drama

Serbs are a people with a diverse history in storytelling, myths, superstitions and various more or less fantastical tales. Ever since the pagan and Slovenian...
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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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The mirror of real world around us: Ekaterina Velika

The mirror of real world around us: Ekaterina Velika

That fall of 1981 three guys in their early twenties were too good, almost acrobatic, in taming the sounds of Yugoslavian “New Wave” music. In that social-political...
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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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The history of Belgrade's sky - life of the astronomy observatory

The history of Belgrade's sky - life of the astronomy observatory

The year is 1932. On the edge of Belgrade, behind Vracar, there is a hill known as Veliki Vracar, the large, mysterious, forested area which at the time...
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