About Belgrade

Art and Culture in Belgrade

Belgrade is the most flourishing heart of culture in Serbia! It offers an assorted selection of arts and cultural attractions: from art exhibitions to music performances, museums, architecture, theatres, photography and much more.
Every year about 11.000 national and International cultural-artistic actvities take place in Belgrade: festivals such as FEST (Film Festival), BITEF (Theatre Festival), BELEF (Summer Festival) and BEMUS (Music Festival) along with the Book Fair and others.

Furthermore Belgrade is the centre of the highest national art and culture related institutions such as the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Library, the National Museum and the National Theatre. The capital of Serbia hosts the most eminent architecture works, e.g. Belgrade Fortress, numerous cultural monuments, archeological sites and other cultural treasures. Moreover there are a lot of museums to choose from, including the Museum of Applied Art and Nikola Tesla Museum.

As for fine arts, frescoes and iconostases adorn many orthodox churches in Belgrade. The list of famous painters includes the romanticist Đura Jakšić, (also poet and bohemien), Nadežda Petrović and Sava Šumanović, Bata Mihajlović, Petar Lubarda or Mića Popović.
Belgrade is also the homeland of Ivo Andric, Nobel Prize in literature, his most important work "The Bridge on the Drina" has been written right in Belgrade.

Generally speaking Belgraders are outgoing and friendly people: irony, self-criticism and black humor are the attitudes that helped Serbs overcome difficult times. Among its visitors Belgrade women are beautiful and with a sense for fashion and style while men are tall and handsome. Belgraders are big sports fans, they love particularly basketball, soccer and tennis.
During the day Belgraders enjoy cafès both for a short break and for business meetings, meanwhile during the evening clubs and discos are always crowded: the vibrant and ever-changing  nightlife is something not to be miss when visiting Belgrade!

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