Excellent way to find out more about Zemun. In this route you can see "Pinki" Sports Center, Strosmajerova Street, Glavna Street, Zemun Town Museum, Rajaciceva Street, "Srpski dom" (Serbian home), Bezanijska Street, "Ickova kuca" (Icko's house), Cetinjska Street, Restaurant "Beli medved" (White Bear), Branko Radicevic Square, Karamatina Street, "Karamatina kuca" (Karamatina House), Gardos, Sindjelic's Street, Nikolajevska Church, Restaurant "Saran" (Carp fish), Zemun wharf, "Stara Kapetanija" (Old Captain House), Gospodska Street, Trg Pobede (Victory Square), Magistrat building, "Sveti Sava" Library, Kosovska Street, Davidovic's Street, house of Dimitrije Davidovic, Airforce Command building.
Duration 180 min;
Tourist Organization of Belgrade (TOB) guide.
It is so beautiful here at night, so bring some friends and walk here. You have some bars that you can visit and have a beer or what ever you wanna drink. It is a romantic place at night. I suggest you bring your dates here or your girl friend.
Former Synagogue was built in 1850 on the site og the old Jewish Temple of the 18th centurz. In addition to the Synagogue, the Jewish church municipalitz and school were here.
Todaz, inside of the Synagogue is nice cofe bar.
Spirtina House is the Museum of Zemun from 1971. The permanent collection of the Museum is exhibited in the residental building, constructed in 1853 in pseudo-Ghotic spirit. The exhibition „Zemun, Seven Thousand Years“ commemorates the history of the city from it origin to the present day.
House with a sun clock was built at the beginning of 19th century. The sun clock is on the facade toward to Dubrovacka Street, and keeps time in fair weather. This is one of the most beautiful houses on Glavna Street.
The writer Jovan Subotic spent the last years of his life in this house.
House of Dimitrije Davidovic is erected at the end of 18th century. According the tradition, he was born here.
Dimitrije Davidovic (1789-1838), jurnalist and diplomat.
He started the „Newspaper of the Serbs from the imperila city of Vienna“, on 1st July 1813, led it for eight years and then moved to Serbia, where he was the secretary to the Principa up until 1829.
He was a member of Serbian delegation that negotiated with Porta (Turkish tzar governemnt) in 1829 and 1830, and he returned to the country with the edict that regulated the independence of the internal administartion of Belgrade pashadom.
Velika Realka (building) School today is the Zemun Secondary School or, beter known as Zemunska Gimnazija (Zemun Gymnasium). This imressive building was designed by architect Nikola Kolar and erected in 1879. It was expanded from 1914-1916.
City Park contains very interesting things:
- Saint Archangel’s Orthodox Chapel,
- Saint Rocco’s Catholic Chapel,
- Grammar School ”Velika Realka”,
- Elementary School “Majka Jugovica” (former Girl’s School)
- Commemorative Column of poet Alphonse de Lamartine,
- Sculptures “Bombardier” and “Hostage”,
- Remnants of Roman Sarcophagus,
- Species of flora under National protection, etc.
City Hall building was built in 1886 and since than the City Administration has been situated there. The building was seriosly damaged in bombardments during 1944, and was reconstructed in details and enlarged in 1946.
Magistrat house was built in style of classicism in 1832 and enlarged in 1836. There had been City Administration (Magistrat) up to 1871, when the Court moved into this house. Today here is headquartes of Serbian Radical Party.
Chapel in the kontumac probably existed there from its establishing. Todays one was built some hundred years after, in 1836 on the place of the first one. Plans were made by Zemun constructor Jozef Felber and it was shaped in baroque style, unambiciosly but consistently. Inside it is splited on six compartiments and beside the main entrance it has six doors, three on each facade which clearly explicits its quarantinian character.
Churchis placed on the corner of Strosmajerova street with the church dedicated to Sait John the Baptist. Church and the convent was raised on the place of an older buildings which had been destroyed in the fire four decades earlier in 1453 Turks had destroyed big convent and the church so that Saint John Capistran with victorius army came into Zemun. In 1756 on todays place was built church and convent and in 1790 fire destroyed everything. Finaly in 1838/1839 the new church and the convent was finished.
The iconostasis in Monastery of St. Gabriel the archangel carved in wood and gold-plated, has been made in baroque style, and the icons were made by the painters of Zemun, Dimitrije Bratoglic and his assistant Konstantin Lukic in 1830-1831.
Long time ago on this place was wooden church as temporary object. Great benefactor Teodor Apostolovic send request to the Emperor Joseph and he approved to build ortodox chapel but on his own expense without collecting any help on condition that liturgy must not be hold every day but only on great festivals as well as that spot of the land which was asked for building, doesn’t damage area of kontumac. Chapel was built in 1786 and on the beginning of the next year Vienna's court War Council approved that Sundays liturgy can be held, because Apostolovic himself agreed to pay off the chaplain. The church has served first as a quarantine at the border between Turkey and Austria. The church was shaped in baroque style. Bell tower is two storied but the second storey was built in 1840 year according to the big numbers on the facade.
Chapel was restored in 1986. and that same year it was proclamated as Monastery.
The first jewish synagogue was raised in Zemun in the middle of XVIII century and on the place of that older building in 1850 was built new one. Building is shaped in the style of romantism.
Today it's not in use like synagogue - unfortunately there is cafe club in it.