Skadarlija at night, Belgrade Tour
We designed this tour to give our guests the chance to enjoy food, drinks and live music in Skadarljia - Bohemian quarter of Belgrade.
Eat & Drink Like A Local – Evening. The Tours program and schedule are Flexible. The most important thing is respond to the wishes of tourists.
Skadarlija is considered the main bohemian quarter of Belgrade, similar to Paris' Montmartre. It is one of the most famous streets in Belgrade, it is less than 500 metres long. Skadarlija began to acquire its bohemian character in the last few decades of the 19th century, when prominent writers and actors, moved to the Skadarlija inns or kafanas. The best-known of these were Tri šešira ("Three Hats"), Dva jelena ("Two Deer"), Zlatni bokal ("The Golden Chalice"), Bandist, East, Guild, Vuk Karadžić and The two Sergeants. The first three of these still survive today. It is place where you will quickly feel the traditional Serbian hospitality while enjoying the wonderful acoustic music in the hands of the best Belgrade musicians and singers. Don’t be surprised it the lady dressed in 19th century gown walks in while you’re enjoying your meal and a glass of wine and start telling stories of old Belgrade and its famous visitors. Musicians often follow her stories with nice music and an old song about the bohemian life and often this theatrical gathering continues into dancing and applause from guests who stay to enjoy the great atmosphere long after midnight.
Serbian traditional cuisine in Skadarlija
Serbian cuisine is characterized by highly diverse, solid and spicy food, which can be roughly described as a mixture of Greek, Bulgarian, Turkish and Hungarian cuisine. The use of meat, dough, vegetables and dairy products is predominant in it. Serbian specialties you have to taste are: burek, gibanica, grilled meat, roast, Karađorđeva steak, cabbage rolls, goulash, đuveč (a type of a stew), moussaka, mućkalica (a mixture of different types of meat and vegetables in a form of a stew), čvarci (similar to pork rinds), kajmak (milk cream), pršuta (dry-cured ham, similar to Prosciutto), and sour milk. A plum, considered a national fruit in Serbia, out of which a well-known rakia – Slivovitz is brewed, has, in a way, become one of the symbols of Serbia. You mustn’t leave Serbia without having at least one glass of it.
Music in Skadarlija
Skadarlija is also home for legendary “old city songs”, traditional genre of music, ballads and chansons which goes well with a bottle of good wine and delicious specialties of Serbian cuisine. The Serbs consider themselves a musical nation and ground this belief on a centuries old heritage of music that has been formed under the influence of both the East and the West. “He who sings thinks no evil” is an old Serbian saying that will describe our attitude towards music in the best possible way. Roots of traditional folk music can be traced through the centuries, while the history of classical music in Serbia is quite short, dating from the mid 19 th century.