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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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The parallel IT universe of  Yugoslavia

The parallel IT universe of Yugoslavia

One of the principles of Communism in the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia was that the national production should be independent from foreign...
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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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Belgrade's "Great Wall" - the longet building and the pride of block 21

Belgrade's "Great Wall" - the longet building and the pride of block 21

Like a wall which separates Westeros from the Far North in “Game of Thrones” in the New Belgrade’s Block 21 the “Meander” building boldly reaches up into...
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The Partybreakers - because the "Party goes on"

The Partybreakers - because the "Party goes on"

The band “Partibrejkers” (Partybreakers) was founded in the summer of 1982 and had their first performance in the fall that same year, in Dadov Youth Theatre...
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"Hajduk's" drinking fountain

"Hajduk's" drinking fountain

“The “Bijelo dugme” concert has certainly moved many borders – everything was full. I remember that after the concert Goran Bregovic was in a hurry to...
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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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The un-interrupted reality of Kanda, Koja and Nebojsa

The un-interrupted reality of Kanda, Koja and Nebojsa

Over the course of their 26 year long career, the cult Belgrade rock band “Kandza, Kodza i Nebojsa” passed through various phases, but they never lacked...
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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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Milunka Savic: A great heroin of the Great War

Milunka Savic: A great heroin of the Great War

Milunka Savic, whom many consider the Serbian equivalent of Joan of Arc is the most decorated woman in the history of warfare. She joined the army during...
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