Skadarlija, Belgrade

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    Skadarlija

    by mindcrime Updated Dec 23, 2015

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    Skadarlija (officially Skadarska street) is a centrally (300m from Republic square) pedestrian street that is full of restaurants and café. This small street (less than 400meters) is a great spot to pass by later in the day when live bands play folk local music.

    First we walked up and down this small paved in cobblestone street to check the bohemian atmosphere everyone was talking about, in reality the place had this atmosphere since the early 20th century when many poor writers, poets and actors came here and became regular visitors of the local inns and kafanas, some of these restaurants still survive but of course many new ones have been added. As expected you’ll see a lot of tourists here but still worth to pass by in the evening for a drink or two, apart from the restaurants there are also art galleries, antique stores and the usual craft/souvenir stores. We took some photos of the car-free street and then we decided to have dinner at one of the restaurants (our choice was Sesir Moj), we usually avoid touristic areas but we were glad to spend our last dinner having dinner with some cozy atmosphere…

    Address: Skadarska street

    Directions: 2’ walk from Republic square, 300m NW of Terazije

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    Skadarlija

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 7, 2015

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    Skadarlija is a steep cobbled street. In the early twentieth century it was a Bohemian, artistic quarter frequented by poets, artists, writers. Nowadays it is lined with restaurants such as The Two Deers, The Three Hats. It is a popular place with tourists. We did not eat here.

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    Experience atmosphere of bohemian quarter

    by Odiseya Updated Nov 23, 2014

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    I visited Skadarlija several times. I think is interesting and during day and during night but with different atmosphere.
    I am budget tourist but I think is good to finish your day in Belgrade with cuisine delicious of local flavor and taste in old restaurants of Bohemian quarter.

    Refurbishment of today Skadarlija quarter began in 1966. All work done by design of architect Uglješa Bugunović. Aim of this project was preservation of the old Belgrade.

    Skadarlija at night Party at Tri ��e��ira
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    Skadarska (Skadarlija)

    by Ben-UK Updated Jul 19, 2014

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    A lovely Bohemian cobbled street full of cafes, restaurants, galleries, stalls and strolling musicians to entertain you - certainly no shortage of places to eat, all look most inviting, the only problem is choosing which one is for you :)

    Address: Skadarska Street

    Directions: Only about 200 or 300 metres from the centre of Belgrade old town.

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    SKARDALIJA

    by mtncorg Written Sep 13, 2011

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    Not far east, off Trg Republike is the small street of Skardaška named in honor of the Albanian city of Shkoder from where many of the craftsmen living here hailed. They erected homes and businesses on grounds that had been earlier the haunt of Roma who had set up camps here in the 1830’s, though in the early 20th century the street became the center of Beograd culture. The Bohemians have moved on but the restaurants have remained with their plentiful flowers, gypsy bands and decent food. It is fun to watch the stylish women try and cope with the street’s cobblestone in their stiletto heels. On summer evenings, restaurants morph out onto the cobblestones themselves making the passageway sinuous. The musicians are quite talented, but ask them to play something by Markoviċ instead “I Did It My Way”.

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    Skadarlija

    by iaint Written May 23, 2011

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    I got to know this area like the back of my hand, as my B&B was there. Labelled the “bohemian quarter”. Well, it’s just 1 short pedestrianised street. It has plenty cafes and restaurants.

    A couple of Italian places, a French one and mostly Serbian places. Complete with genuine Roma musicians.

    Not sure about the latter... I’m more of a Lebanese belly dancer type when it comes to dinnertime entertainment. Mind you, overall I’d prefer my own company unless my favourite person is there.

    It looks a bit run down, so maybe that contributes to the bohemian feel. I loved just being able to sit in a cafe with an espresso and watch the world go by.

    Address: Skadarska, Beograd

    Directions: A bit north east of Trg Republik

    the way in from the south west lower down...
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    Skadarlia street

    by goga4444 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    *** In Belgrade you must see Skadarlia,19 century Bohemian street , (mentioned in restaurants part ) Cool food ( meat mostly ,LOL Serbs would die of hunger with no meat ), cool music ( old Serbian city music , live, ...... on your ear ) I think no one could resist that ....

    Address: Skadrlia street , or just Skadarska

    Directions: Belgrade downtown... You have list of restoraunts in my restoraunts tip

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    Bohemian quarter

    by xaver Written Oct 7, 2010

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    This area was once the home of many Sebian poets, writers, artists and actors. The stoned Skadarlija street is now the place where you can find some really nice restaurants with bohemian traditions. The wall of the buildings are almost all painted with frescos and this gives a special atmosphear to the all area. I thought to find some street artists, but the street was totally deserted.You definitly feel the atmosphear of the street that had been once, but unfortunatly, only the atmosphear and the re3staurants are left.

    Address: Skadarlija

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    TheBestPart of the Community Stari Grad-Old Town)

    by vesna04 Updated Nov 29, 2005

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    What is Skadarlija?
    It is bohemian soul of the city. It is the cobbled street lined up with a famous restaurants. It is the best place to "taste" real Serbia. Place, to get familiar with the local food and listen to the local music. It is a place to meet your fellow travelers ( those few tourists are most likely to meet there). Great place to get drunk. It is a place.... It is the MUST SEE place.

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    Skadarlija

    by Kosovka Updated Jul 27, 2005

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    Skadarlija is the Bohemian quarter of Belgrade. The streets are all in the old cobblestone style and it's a great place to go and have traditional dinner. It's nice to go at night because that's when Skadarlija comes alive. People come out at night and open stalls to sell antiques, books, jewellery, art and many other strangeand interesting things. There is traditional Serbian food in the restaurants and the waiters sing traditional songs and play the violin, like in the romantic films. It's made for tourists! But there will be more about this in my restaurant tips!

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    MONUMENT TO DJURA JAKSIC

    by Prasnjavi Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    It is located inn front of the house of Ðura Jakšiæ in Skadarlija, bronze 150 cm. Erected in 1990. Author: JOVAN SOLDATOVIC.

    DJURA JAKSIC
    (Srpska Crnja, 1832 - Belgrade, 1878), writer and painter

    He has studied fine arts in Vienna and Munich. He has been a teacher and professor in various towns in Serbia. He belongs to the most expressive representatives of Serbian romanticism. Passionate, of impetuous imagination, flamy emotions, rebellious and a freedom-lover, he has written, with romanticist pathos, songs about freedom, against tyranny, and verses of lyric confession full of deep pain (nevertheless, he also had nothing against dedicating a collection of poems to Knez Milan). He has written some forty short stories, some of them designes as novels. He has written three dramas: "Stanoje Glavaš", "Seoba Srba", and "Jelisaveta". He was one of the most talented Serbian painters of the XIX century and most prominent representative of romanticism in Serbian painting. He has been buried as one of the most respected and loved artists of Belgrade.

    Address: Skadarska Street (Skadarlija), Belgrade

    Directions: Map reference - - - > D 2

    Monumet to Djura Jaksic

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    SPIRIT OF THE 19th CENTURY

    by Prasnjavi Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    Skadarlija was the bohemian area of old Belgrade, located between what are now Cetinjska, Makedonska and Skadarska streets. It grew up spontaneously around the turn of the century, following the building of a brewery here in 19th century, which led to the opening of a number of cafes. Close together in one short street, they became the meeting place of artists and writers, who spent the better part of their lives in the "Tri sesira" (Three Hats), "Dva jelena" (Two Deers), "Zlatni bokal" (Golden Chalice), "Skadarlija", and other hostelries.

    Address: Skadarska Street, Belgrade

    Directions: Map reference - - - > D 2

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    Skadarska mural

    by xeberus Written Feb 4, 2005

    A large part of Skadarska is faced with a large wall of a not-very-interesting modern building, so to make it more appealing, this large mural of old-style street images was painted over the plain surface.

    Address: Skadarska ulica

    Mural on Skadarska
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    Day and Night

    by xeberus Written Feb 4, 2005

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    Skadarska ulica - the heart of what is called Bohemian Belgrade. This street is lined with many well known restaurants (Dva Jelena, Tri Sesira) famous for their Serbian grilled meats and the traditional city bands that will serenade you (tips welcome, even expected). For the vegetarians (like me) there are also a couple of nice pizza/Italian restaurants along the way with some good meatless selections. Come in the evening to enjoy the local food and beverages. There are quite a few good beers produced in Serbia, but everyone seems to differ about which is the best. You may have to try several of them to decide for yourself. You can also enjoy Skadarska in the day when it is rather quiet and you can enjoy atmosphere tranquilly.

    Address: Skadarska u.

    Directions: Skadarska is the pedestrian street that runs at an odd angle more or less parallel to the much busier Francuska.

    Fountain at the head of Skadarska ulica
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    Bohemian soul

    by Jeca011 Updated Nov 19, 2004

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    It is often compared with the Montmartre in Paris, both for its appearance and the cheerful, artists atmosphere. In this pedestrian street you can see (and feel) the appearance of the city, as it was in the 19th and early 20th century. Restaurants and pubs fill most of it with their open-air tables, there are art galleries and bakeries open all night, folk groups singing either gypsy music or traditional city music. This is a place to taste the typical “rostilj” (barbecue), and to spend an evening talking with friends.

    This is definitely Must see place in Belgrade.

    Address: Skadarska street

    Directions: near Square of Republic

    Skadarlija

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