Precious gem of Serbia - reopened
It is a hot, summer day. You find yourself walking around the center of Belgrade, trying to escape from the unbearable heat. You like it, but after a while of being at the sun and warm asphalt, you feel the need to chill out a bit. Maybe you are tired after eating all of the Serbian famous barbecue and burek pie. After all, maybe it did not seem like the best idea. You have tried to cool yourself down with several rakia shots, but it only made you warmer.
Suddenly, you see yourself across the National Theatre in Belgrade, in front of the Republic Square and very famous monument of the guy at the horse. Right behind it, you notice an extravagant, old style building. It grabs your attention instantly. You start wondering if the glorious exterior matches the interior. What does this monument actually represent? Is it a church, a cathedral, or a theatre? Well, let me tell you that you are on the great way to see the most amazing treasure of Serbia, National Museum of Belgrade.
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Republic Square, Belgrade
National Museum of BelgradeRepublic Square 1a, Belgrade 104303, Serbia
If you didn’t know much about this precious monument, let me give you a short overview. The National Museum of Belgrade was established, believe it or not, way back in 1844. That was a great moment for Yugoslav culture. Since its very founding, the museum has become the prestigious institution, as its art collection included over 400,000 artworks worldwide. To give it a title it deserves, The National Museum of Belgrade was declared a Monument of Culture of Great Importance in 1979.
Today, The National Museum of Belgrade is a representative public building that is quite grandiose, both by its size but also extravagant façade. It will remind you of some Renaissance buildings you must have seen so far, with a bit of Oriental touch . But not only that, brace yourself for the glorious interior of the museum. You will have the amazing opportunity to see more than 34 archeological, numismatic, historical and precious art collections. As a matter of fact, the National Museum of Belgrade was the first museum in the world to include a Piet Mondrian painting in its permanent display. Moreover, you will see la crème de la crème of Dutch, Flemish, Italian, French, English, Japanese and Austrian artworks, both paintings and sculptures. Finally, there is the finest collection of Yugoslav masterpieces, which will surely help you learn more about the history of the region as well as its rich culture.
Do you feel privileged for standing in front of this magnificent monument? I must tell you that you should, and that you are in great luck, as the National Museum of Belgrade was closed for renovation until late June 2018. Now you are actually among the first ones who get to enter this glorious museum after years and years of reconstruction. And I believe that is an opportunity not to be missed.
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