Belgrade Journals

Belgrade - Simply the Best

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A September 2010 trip to Belgrade by fizzytom

Red Star Belgrade Museum Photo, Belgrade, Serbia More Photos
Quote: Three days in the Serbian capital - after many years of dreaming of a visit

Kalemegdan

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Attraction | "Kalemegdan - Belgrade's Heartbeat (Pt2)"

Kalemegdan Photo, Belgrade, Serbia
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Mali Kalemegdan is the most open section of the park with wide open (but manicured spaces). Belgrade Zoo (which I bravely resisted) is in the northern part of this area of the park, as is the stylish art pavillion which has changing exhibitions. Veliki Kalemegdan, on the other hand, is the most "designed" section of the park with lots of promenades criss crossing the grass, flower beds (the roses are wonderful!) In the other parts of the park you can keep yourself to yourself, finding a shady spot to escape the relentless sun, or simply finding a quiet place to read or just to admire the views. Veliki Kalemegdan is the heartbeat of the park and is as lively as any part of the city. There are bandstand...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 29, 2011

Kalemegdan

Belgrade, Serbia

Kalemegdan

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Attraction | "Kalemegdan - Belgrade's Heartbeat (pt1)"

Kalemegdan Photo, Belgrade, Serbia
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All great cities have at least one great park and in the Serbian capital Belgrade, that’s Kalemegdan. As I travel more and more in this part of the world I’m becoming increasingly able to spot the Turkish influence so I can tell you that the name "kalemegdan" translates roughly as fortress square, "kale" meaning a fortress or castle, and "megdan" being a derivation of "meydan" which means square with the meaning of a market place, or business centre of a settlement. Kalemegdan is the oldest part of Belgrade and for a long time, it was the city itself because the whole population of Belgrade lived inside the fortress walls. As a result of this intense concentration, Kalemegdan is like a multilayered hi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 29, 2011

Kalemegdan

Belgrade, Serbia

Hotel Bristol

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Hotel | "Hotel Bristol - Faded Grandeur But Not for the Fainthearted"

Hotel Bristol Photo, Belgrade, Serbia
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Hotel Bristol is a very grand and elegant edifice situated near Belgrade’s main train and bus stations and a few minutes walk from the famous Kalemegdan fortress from which elevated position you can get a great view of the confluence of the rivers Danube and Sava. At the centre of its interior is an imposing marble staircase lit by huge chandeliers. It’s the hotel we stayed at for three nights in Belgrade.Hotel Bristol is one of those hotels which, had it been in the Soviet Union or other parts of Europe behind the Iron Curtain, would have been a state run hotel. However, in Yugoslavia the state did not own everything in the same way as other Communist governments did; most large firms wer...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 20, 2011

Hotel Bristol
Karadjordjeva 50
Belgrade, Serbia 11000

House of Flowers Marshal Tito Memorial (Kuca Cveca)

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Attraction | "Part 2 - Visiting the Museum"

House of Flowers Marshal Tito Memorial (Kuca Cveca) Photo, Belgrade, Serbia
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If you want a few ideas on what to give the man in your life who has everything, you might want to take a look at some of the thousands of gifts given to Tito. This simply presented but thoroughly enthralling little museum displays just a fraction of those items.It starts with some of the gifts he received from the different states that made up Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and Croatia – Kosovo was not a state in its own right); this part of the exhibition includes national costumes and examples of handicrafts quite specific to certain parts of Yugoslavia. There are embroidered samplers, cushions and cloth bags. From visiting foreign dig...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 17, 2011

House of Flowers Marshal Tito Memorial (Kuca Cveca)
Grounds of the Museum of Yugoslav History
Dedinje, Belgrade, Serbia

House of Flowers Marshal Tito Memorial (Kuca Cveca)

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Attraction | "Tito's House of Flowers - The Mausoleum"

House of Flowers Marshal Tito Memorial (Kuca Cveca) Photo, Belgrade, Serbia
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Every year in early December I am faced with a dilemma: what do you buy the man who has everything? I’m talking about my dad. He’s never been a wealthy man but with a big family he does very well at Christmas and birthdays, nor does he deny himself something he really wants if he can afford it. Although he’s now in his late seventies and in worsening health, my father still attacks life with gusto and makes the most of every day. It wasn’t until quite recently, though, that I really spent much time with my father and got to know about his own childhood and heard tales of members of the family who died before I was born: when my partner and I bought a second home in Slovenia my parents agreed to come o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 17, 2011

House of Flowers Marshal Tito Memorial (Kuca Cveca)
Grounds of the Museum of Yugoslav History
Dedinje, Belgrade, Serbia

Red Star Belgrade Museum

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Attraction | "Five Stars for Red Star"

Red Star Belgrade Museum Photo, Belgrade, Serbia
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Metallurg Krasnoyarsk, Lokomotiv Moskow, Hajduk Spilt, Dinamo Bender: I have long found the names of some of eastern Europe's football teams exciting and romantic. Perhaps because of my fascination with things Communist, my two all time favourites are Red Star and Partizan, both hailing from Belgrade. If truth be told I've always felt more akin with Partizan and recent political events within what was Yugoslavia have done nothing to persuade me otherwise, but it is Red Star Belgrade that has the swankier stadium and the museum which is based in its trophy room. WHO ARE YA? Red Star are the best supported team in Serbia and the only team from Serbia, or, indeed, Yugo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 21, 2010

Red Star Belgrade Museum
Ljutice Bogdana 1A
Belgrade, Serbia