Savamala is the oldest urban neighborhood in the city (mid-19th century). It covers the area along the right bank of the Sava River, from the main railway station to Kalemegdan park. Ask any “old Belgrader” about Savamala and you’ll hear great nostalgic stories about how it was a glamorous area and political and administrative center of Serbia, some 120 years ago.
The central street of the area is Karadjordjeva with several buildings which are architectural masterpieces. The thing is, you’ll hardly notice them between heavy trucks and cisterns frequently roaring around. Actually, the neighborhood is a paradigm of Belgrade – plenty of history, some beautiful and old buildings but all neglected, forgotten and drowned in heavy traffic.
Fortunately, over the past few years some positive changes have slowly started to happen by transformation of the abandoned industrial warehouses into artistic and social spaces. Savamala is currently the most creative area and the center of the city’s club life.
All of these spots should be checked: “Beton Hala”, check the article here (Karadjordjeva 2-4), “KC Grad”, check the article here (Brace Krsmanovic 4), “Krug” (Brace Krsmanovic 8), “Basta” (Male Stepenice 1a), check the article here, “Brankow bar” (Crnogorska 10), “Mikser house” (Karadjordjeva 46), “Prohibicija”(Karadjordjeva 36), “Disko bar Mladost” & “Ludost bar” (Karadjordjeva 44), “Magacin Depo” (Travnicka 3).
Note 1: If you plan to stroll around on a working day between 09:00 and 18:00, be prepared for heavy trucks and noise.
Note 2: The map shows “Mikser House”, situated in the middle of the area.
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