Red Belgrade Communist Tour
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- 4 hr
Your comrade, our guide, will be your host on the walking tour which portrays the most contradictory era of Serbia covering the period from World War II to 2000-s. Conspiracy theories and urban legends from the 2nd half of the 20th century will take you through the rise and reign of Communism in Yugoslavia. Places will tell you how the Communist Yugoslavia was conceived, why the ritual of the pioneer oath was mandatory, lifestyle rules of a common Yugoslav and much more. A symbol of public transportation, trolley, will bring you to the Museum of Yugoslavia devoted overall to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito. A lot of anecdotes from the life of The President will make you feel that he was a celebrity and somehow you will feel need to show him respect in House of Flowers, his mausoleum. Hopefully, we will bring you back safely to reality from the time when life was inspired by Brotherhood and Unity, and tailored by the size of the ordinary man.
Operated by: Serbia Tour Operator
Stop At: Trg Republike
This walking tour portrays the most contradictory era of Serbia covering the period from World War II to 2000-s. Our story can be started with a „once upon a time", nodding to the fairytalelike mentality of the generations born and raised during this period and the nostalgia for the golden years lead by the towering figure of Josip Broz Tito. Conspiracy theories and urban legends from the 2nd half of the 20th century will take you through the rise and reign of Communism in Yugoslavia. You will meet our guide, your comrade at the place where the Communist Yugoslavia had been conceived. The Republic Square is the place where Tito's inspiring speech as an overture for the proclamation of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia happened. All along the route of the tour, you'll see socialistic grey edifices belonging to the constructivism era mixed with numerous monuments from the era of the Yugoslavian Kingdom and the last couple of decades.
Duration: 20 minutes
Terazije square will tell you stories about glamorous holidays and festivities, and you will learn about world-known celebrities and untypical guests in hotel Moskva. The former square of Marx and Engels with the high-and-mighty Trade Union Hall will tell you how the cult of work was the ideal of the Yugoslavian society and how one miner became a superstar.
Duration: 20 minutes
At the Pioneer's park, the ritual of the pioneer oath will be the theme, as well as how the socialist regime was the most liberal of all countries within this system. Allowing the influence from the West in music, a change of lifestyle was created. Each good story needs to have dark parts, so in this one, we will share it with you without censure. On your way, you will see the monument of Ivo Andrić, a Nobel Prized Serbian writer and a Serbian ambassador in Berlin at the beginning of World War II.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Museum of Yugoslavia
Afterwards, as we would like to provide you with the full experience of the 50 year-long historical period of former Yugoslavia, you will catch a trolley, a symbol of public transportation back then, which is still active. It will bring you to the elite district of Belgrade called Dedinje, famous for numerous embassies and residential villas, but also the complex of the Museum of Yugoslavia. It is devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the famous communist leader revered as an outstanding man who led the country to a bright future. In the museum, you will see a stunning collection of ceremonial presents 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, you will be introduced with the mausoleum known as the House of Flowers where leader Tito is buried. Thanks, both to the great collection and storytelling, here we will revive the last days of the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. Hopefully, we will bring you back safely to reality from the time when life was tailored by the size of the ordinary man.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes