Fill your soul with the authentic melody of Balkan music, traditional food and homemade brandy in the most beautiful alley of old bohemia and complete the enjoyment of the Serbian capital.
The bohemian district of Belgrade and the part of the city that has managed to preserve the spirit and architecture of the good old days. During the day, it offers pleasant walks, while in the evening it takes on a bohemian spirit that enchants tourists and locals. The cobbled street is only 600 meters long and there are numerous cafes that with their appearance and authentic atmosphere preserve the spirit of old Belgrade. The locals believe that this place carries the soul of the Serbian capital.
Skadarlija is a part of stories, songs, anecdotes, urban legends of Belgrade that are told for generations. Until the middle of the 19th century, this place was just a small inconspicuous periphery inhabited by Shkodra and Roma.
After the liberation from the Turks, the urbanization of our country began, and it also affected Šićarmala (as they used to call Skadarlija) and a new era for this area began. Craftsmen are settled, new houses are built, and the street is named Skadarska Street.
Why is this a bohemian quarter?
In 1869, thanks to the Serbian prince Mihailo Obrenović, Belgrade received the Serbian National Theater in the immediate vicinity of Skadarlija. Many actors started renting apartments here, and the famous Skadarska Street became an improvised stage. The audience consisted of neighbors, craftsmen, merchants and officials. Skadarlija was adored by various artists who left their traces here. Everyone loved music, real, folk music.
Skadarlija has made numerous friendships, who knows how much wine and brandy was drunk, good food was consumed and how much love was born in this place.
The nightlife never subsides in Belgrade. Today, just like in the good old days, Skadarlija is the most beautiful at night. Full of life, loud laughter, love in the air. Along Skadarska Street there are numerous famous restaurants such as Dva jelena, Tri šešira, Kod dva bela goluba, Ima dana, Skadarlija, Zlatni bokal. By visiting some of these cafes, you will experience a special atmosphere and enjoy a wide selection of national cuisine. You will have the opportunity to enjoy live tavern music. You can often meet many Serbian artists that perform plays and monologues.
Stepping through Skadarska Street, visit the galleries located on the promenade, souvenir shops and antiques and bring to your home a memory that will mark your visit to the famous alley of our capital.
“Kafana” occupies a special place in the soul of every Serb. Once you experience and feel the bohemianism of this area, you will want to be a part of this story again.
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