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Contemporary Art Museum

Contemporary Art Museum Since its foundation in 1965, the Museum of Contemporary Art has based its display policy on the representation of the most relevant artists, periods, movements and tendencies in Yugoslav, Serbian and international art of the 20th century. Furthermore, the Museum held a respectable position on the map of European and international museums of modern and contemporary art, …

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Bohemia

Skadarlija is a historic street, in an urban neighborhood in the downtown area of Belgrade. It is considered the main bohemian quarter of Belgrade, and is often referred to as ‘the Montmartre of Belgrade’. The history of Skadarlija began in the 1830s with the settlement of Gypsies in the abandoned trenches in front of the ramparts. The 1854 town plan of Belgrade reveals that the Gypsy hovels had been replaced …

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Pokajnica Church

As Karadjordje led, First Serbian Uprising finally failed in 1813 because Serbia’s ally Russia was engaged in war with Napoleon, Karadjordje left for Sankt Petersburg hoping to persuade Tsar to support him and his dissolved army. Karadjordje’s efforts were almost ignored in Russia, while one of his commanders, Milos Obrenovic started another uprising in Serbia in 1815. Karadjordje returned to …

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Sirmium

Emperor August first invaded Illyricum in 35 BC, but Romans stabilized themselves in Sirmium only with Emperor Tiberius during his Pannonia Wars around 10 BC. Roman castrum was built on the River Sava and this is probably the reason why the city that later grew around castrum was called Sirmium which means: to flow, flowing river or wetland. As such, …

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Kopaonik

Kopaonik is the largest ski resort in Serbia with excellently prepared runs, which offers unlimited joy to all categories of skiers, from beginners to highly skilled ones. Kopaonik ski resort comprises of about 55km of runs for alpine skiing and12 km of runs for cross country (nordic) skiing. For those who enjoy skiing at night, we have prepared a lighted …

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Krsna Slava

Major holidays in Serbia are pretty much the same as elsewhere in Europe, but there is one family holiday that is associated almost exclusively with Serbia. Every orthodox family has its patron saint, and all family members are entitled to a day off work (children are entitled to a day off school, also) as if it were a national holiday. On that …

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Ovcar/Kablar Gorge

In picturesque and remote gorge that Western Morava River carved between Ovcar and Kablar mountains, Medieval Orthodox monks found refuge from Ottoman invaders. During that time, they managed to build eleven monasteries that, regarding their spiritual value, can be compared with monasteries on Fruska Gora Mountain.  Further information is available on: http://wonderfulserbia.com/destination/sightseeing/around-serbia/one-day-excursions/ovcarkablar-gorge/

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Kacamak

Kacamak is considered food of the poor, but with a great tradition that continues through starters’ menus in many modern restaurants. It is carbon hydrates’ counterbalance to inevitable protein rich smoked meet in any Serbian starter menu. Kacamak is actually palenta made of cornflower cooked on only water originally, but with addition of milk. It is only served hot as …

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Vinca Culture

Some 15 km away from Belgrade, down the Danube River prehistoric Vinca is located. Sight was inhabited as early as 5 000 BC and it is considered to be the largest prehistoric settlement in Serbia and even more populated than cities that were yet to appear in ancient Mesopotamia. Vinca settlers were engaged in hunting, farming, mining, trading and maybe even …

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European Indoor Championships in Athletics

  The 34th European Indoor Championships in Athletics will take place in Belgrade from March 3rd until March 5th, for the first time in Serbia.  The Championships will be held in Kombank Arena, designated for the Mundobasket in 1994, unfortunately held in Canada due to volatile political situation in the region throughout 1990’s. Arena’s maximum capacity of almost 20.000 seats, (10 000 when …

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