Belgrade Museums & exhibitions

Our most recommended Belgrade Museums & exhibitions

Red Belgrade Communist Tour

1. Red Belgrade Communist Tour

Learn about the communist era of Serbia, which lasted from the end of World War II to the late 1990s, on a guided tour of Belgrade. Meet your guide at Republic Square, the place where Josep Broz Tito's inspiring speech proclaimed the birth of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Hear conspiracy theories and urban legends from the 2nd half of the 20th century as you learn about the fall and rise of communism in Yugoslavia. See socialistic grey edifices belonging to the constructivism era mixed with numerous monuments from the era of the Yugoslavian Kingdom. Arrive at Terazije Square and hear about the glamorous holidays and festivities which were often celebrated here. See Hotel Moskva, and learn about the world-known celebrities and atypical guests who once stayed in its rooms. Make your way to Nikola Pašić Square, which was once known as the square of Marx and Engels. Note its Trade Union Hall and learn about the cult of work which was emphasized during the communist era. At Pioneer's Park, learn how Tito's regime was the most liberal of all countries within the communist system. See the monument of Ivo Andrić, a Nobel Prize-winning Serbian writer and a Serbian ambassador to Berlin at the beginning of World War II. Afterward, catch a trolley, a mode of public transportation used during the communist era which is still active today. Discover the district of Belgrade, Dedinje, famous for numerous embassies and residential villas. Visit the complex of the Museum of Yugoslavia, which is devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the famous leader revered as an outstanding man who led the country to a bright future. In the museum see a stunning collection of ceremonial gifts given to the Yugoslavian president, one of the most valued being a gift from the crew of Apollo 11. At the end of the tour, stop at the mausoleum known as the House of Flowers where Tito is buried.

Belgrade: Alternative Walking Tour

2. Belgrade: Alternative Walking Tour

Discover how Belgrade has transformed from a war-time capital to a modern hub for young entrepreneurs and hipsters on this guided walking tour. Learn how the city's student and ex-pat populations have made it into a melting pot of experiences and cultures.  In the company of a private guide, see how abandoned industrial districts have been converted into hip areas blooming with art galleries and alternative nightclubs. Visit the first outdoor shopping mall in communist Yugoslavia, which has since been turned into a design district, and stroll through an abandoned brewery that now hosts over 20 bars and clubs. During your tour, you will see 2 of the city's oldest urban neighborhoods – Dorćol, usually called the Manhattan of Belgrade and Kosančić Circle, which is often compared to Montmartre in Paris. Visit a museum with a surprising collection of classic cars, as well as the Museum of Science and Technology where you can learn about Belgrade's scientific history.

Belgrade: Museum Tour with an Expert Guide

3. Belgrade: Museum Tour with an Expert Guide

Explore some of the finest museums of Belgrade on a guided tour. Visit the Historical Museum of Serbia, and learn about the history of Serbia from prehistory up to the present. Proceed to the National Museum of Serbia, the oldest and the largest museum in Serbia. Established in 1844, the museum hosts over 400,000 items, including a rare gold sarcophagus and mummy from ancient Egypt. Visit the Military Museum and let your guide walk you through the military history of Serbia. Explore the Museum of Science and Technology and the Nikola Tesla Museum, where you'll listen to some exciting stories about Nikola Tesla and his inventions.

Belgrade: 4-Hour Serbian History Walking Tour

4. Belgrade: 4-Hour Serbian History Walking Tour

Since the time of Christ, Belgrade was always an important outpost on the border of two civilizations, nestled between the east and the west. Celts, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, Austro-Hungarians, Germans, and Russians have all fought and died to capture or liberate the "white city", leaving their bones to rest in this city. Many empires have collided there, and world history was shaped on the two mighty rivers. Following all of this dramatic history, Belgrade now proudly stands today as the Serbian capital. Prepare to be taken on a journey through time during which your guide will explain world politics, geography, and geopolitics. You can also get stuck into the grittier details of the Balkans which you may have been too afraid to ask about.

Belgrade: Airport Layover Private Sightseeing Tour

5. Belgrade: Airport Layover Private Sightseeing Tour

The tour begins with pickup from Nikola Tesla Airport and heads into the New Belgrade area of the city. The area is the main business and residential district of the city, and was developed during Tito’s era, when the country was still named Yugoslavia. Tour around the main sights of the district, learning about the history and culture of the city along the way. Continue the tour to the Museum of Yugoslavia to get a deeper understanding of the country’s turbulent history. Visit Saint Sava Temple next, the second largest orthodox church in Europe, then pass by Tasmajdan Park, the National Assembly of Republic of Serbia, the Old and New Palace, and Terazije Square. Arrive at Republic Square, considered to be the heart of the city, and see the National Theater, National Museum, and the monument dedicated to one of the greatest Serbian rulers, Prince Mihailo Obrenovic. From here, embark on a walking tour of Knez Mihailova Street until you reach Kalemegdan Park or Belgrade Fortress. Finally, enjoy free time to go shopping or grab some lunch before being transferred back to the airport in time for your flight.

Belgrade: Football History Tour

6. Belgrade: Football History Tour

Meet your local guide in central Belgrade and begin the tour with a stroll through the Dorcol neighborhood. Learn about the history of football in the city and the clubs and supporters who contest the "Eternal Derby" between FK Partizan and Red Star Belgrade. As you stroll through Dorcol, see passionate street art that indicates local allegiances. Discover the complex relationship between history, politics, government, and crime intertwined with football within the city. Learn how the most passionate supporters' groups known as "ultras" and hooligan firms form a crucial part of fan culture for both major clubs. Learn of their political influence throughout all social strata and how the rivalry often manifests in violent clashes.  With your expert local guide, visit the home of Red Star Belgrade, Rajko Mitic Stadium. Explore this imposing sporting venue where European giants such as Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich all tasted defeat during Red Star's most successful period during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Visit the club museum and see the famous Champions League trophy on display. Red Star Belgrade holds the notable distinction as being the only Eastern European club to have won this prestigious competition, a feat they achieved in 1991. At the end of the tour, receive a small gift as a memento of your experience.

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What people are saying about Belgrade

It was my first time in Belgrade and I was looking for a good tour. I am very glad I chose this one. Not only was it informative and entertaining but the guide asked all the participants where they were from and he weaved relevant data about our countries in to the guide so it really felt tailor made. The tour is 4 hours long but that is not a criticism...I recommend you get a comfortable pair of shoes on and join this excellent excursion.

A small group tour which covered sites connected with Tito and the period of his rule. Appropriately it ended at his mausoleum the House of Flowers and the adjacent Museum of Yugoslavia. Our guide was charming knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It doesn't include New Belgrade but realistically that could not have been fitted into the time allotted

Omg what a amazing tour by a brilliant young lady.She was so friendly explained everything in great detail.We even chatted about our own country.Well worth doing this tour.Pat & Mainard Dublin Ireland

The tour guide “bojan” very cooperative، with explaining Serbia and Yugoslavia history, highly recommended for this tour in lovely Belgrade.

Great informative tour for any first-time visitor to Belgrade.