July in Belgrade
Summer is officially here. The National Museum in Belgrade is open for visitors after 15 years of renovations. Open air music festivals are taking place all over the city. This summer is all about action and outdoor fun. From creative workshops for children to movie nights under the stars, there are many ways you can enjoy the hottest summer month. Find out more about things to do in Belgrade this July.
The National Museum
On Thursday 28th June the National Museum in Belgrade has been officially opened. The entrance to the museum is in Vasina street, and the exit is on the Republic Square. The permanent exhibition spreads onto 5000m2 on three levels. On the ground floor, visitors can see the archeological collections from the Paleolithic era to ancient Greek and Roman art. On the first floor, visitors can see icons, frescoes, and a variety of applied art from early Middle Age to First Serbian Uprising. In the other part of exhibition space, visitors will have a chance to see masterpieces of Serbian art from the 18th and 19th century. The second floor is reserved for Yugoslav painters and foreign art pieces and sculptures. The museum will be open the entire weekend, from 10-22h, and the entrance will be free of charge.
Angie Stone, the great R&B and soul diva, will perform on 1st July at Kalemegdan tennis courts. Bitef Art Cafe organizes this concert. The American punk rock icons, Dead Kennedys, will have a show on "11th April" swimming pools, on Wednesday 4th July. Beer Garden at Ada Ciganlija will officially be open on Sunday 1st July. Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy music and more than 100 types of beer.
At BELEF, the ongoing Belgrade summer festival, you can enjoy concerts, plays, exhibitions and visual arts and dance performances. The festival of Japanese and Asian culture - Japanizam 2018 is happening in Belgrade Youth Center. This festival is dedicated to manga, anime, and Asian cultural sensations. The summer of culture is organized in Palilula municipality with a free entrance and many great concerts, exhibitions, book nights, and theatre plays. The greater part of the program will be held in the cultural institution Vlada Divljan and Tasmajdan park, while the second part will be organized in Borca at the Shoppi shopping mall and in Slanci.
Movies under the stars
Belgradians will have a chance to enjoy outdoor movie nights this summer too. Filmstreet 2018 has been successfully gathering movie lovers at various locations in the city. On Sundays, the plateau in front of Rajiceva shopping center will host this mobile, open-air cinema.
Creative summer for kids
In the Children's cultural center in Belgrade in Takovska street, amazing workshops will take place under the slogan "Be creative - seize the day." The workshops are free of charge, and kids up to the age of 20 can participate and take pottery or sculpture classes, calligraphy, painting, illustration, comics, and eco-photography courses. The municipality of Cukarica organizes free sports activities where kids and teenagers can practice box, chess, judo, kayak and canoe and many other sports disciplines.
For everyone traveling to Belgrade on a city break, free city tours are an excellent way to get to know the history of Belgrade and view its cultural sights. Find guides in yellow t-shirts with yellow umbrellas and take a tour of Belgrade's city center or Zemun. You can also take a free, one hour ride on a cultural tram and see Belgrade’s city center. Most of these tours are available in English! Although these tours are completely free of charge, tips and gratuities are welcomed. To make the most of your time in Belgrade find a short-term rental in a part of the city you prefer. Find an apartment in Belgrade's city center or an apartment in Zemun.
If you want to see what's hiding in the Belgrade's underground, you can take a tour of mines, tunnels, and caves. All guests will be served wine at the end of this tour. The second underground tour takes place in the Roman well, Military bunker and the Great gunpowder depot. You can buy tickets for this tour in Knez Mihailova 56.
Ada Ciganlija is always an excellent choice for hot summer days. Have fun outdoors and take your friends on a scavenger hunt in Ada Adventure park. During the day you can test your archery skills, and in the evening you can take a ride on a Knights' boat called Svibor Slavjana. This knights' tour is available in English and Russian. The meeting point is at the Knights Park peer across the Palace of Serbia.
The first associations we have with July are sea, sand and sun, fresh mountain air and quiet vacation away from the city. But, there is something special about summer in the city. All those who come to Belgrade in July will have a chance to enjoy many cultural and entertaining activities. If you are looking for a place to stay in Belgrade, we recommend comfortable real estate rentals in Belgrade, where you will not feel like a tourist. Instead, you will feel just like at home.