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In His Mind

A Unique Immersive Theater Experience Only in Belgrade

Experience the story of Jack The Ripper as it never has been told before. In His Mind is an immersive, interactive theatre experience that takes you on a journey through the notorious murderer’s memories, motivations and emotions told by talented performers through a fusion of various forms of art. To fully experience the immersive nature of the play only 15 viewers will be let into the mind of Jack The Ripper and allowed to explore all the fragments of his past, present and future.

Located in the heart of Belgrade in a historical landmark house dating back to the late ’20s, our theatrical and speakeasy bar experience is unlike anything you have witnessed.


Things To Do In Belgrade: 12 Sights You Have To See

„In His Mind“ is held at a vintage 1920’s house located in the heart of Belgrade, in the district of Vračar. As such, it is a great starting point for you to explore the vast number of tourist attractions Belgrade has to offer.

Nikola Tesla Museum

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Nikola Tesla is likely the most famous Serbian whose contributions have forever changed the face of the planet. If you are a history aficionado or an avid fan of the Serbian electric wizard, visiting the museum dedicated to his life and work is essential.

Located in Vračar, very close to the interactive theatre hosting „In His Mind“, this museum features an exhibition showing his personal life including photographs, letters and personal belongings. If you are more interested in his work, you will find some of his original inventions, 3D renders as well as fully functioning models this prolific inventor has given birth to.

The tour is offered in both Serbian and English and is hosted by the students of the Engineering Department of the Belgrade University.

Probably the most iconic sight in the museum is an urn in the form of a golden orb containing the inventor’s ashes.


The Church Of Sveti Sava

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The Church of Sveti Sava is the largest Orthodox Christian church in the Balkans and the second largest in the world. Located in a beautiful park in the Vračar district, the church’s imposing marble and white granite walls can be spoted from any direction.

It was built at the place where St Sava’s relics were burned in revolt to his icons being the face of the 1594 protest. The foundation for the church was laid in 1935, 340 years later. The construction was finished in 1989.


National Theatre

If you are visiting Belgrade for its rich cultural offer, the National Theatre is a point on your map you shouldn’t miss.

Dating back to 1869, the Theatre has seen its fair share of damage during the wars, but was rebuilt and improved on, which is why it remains a relevant bastion of Serbian cultural history.

The theatre’s schedule includes opera, ballet and drama at more than affordable prices.


Skadarlija

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Only a few short minutes away from the National Theatre lies the bohemian haven of Belgrade – the famous Skadarlija street.

The historic street used to be both the home and the workplace of artists, writers, singers and musicians, giving the street the nickname “Belgrade’s Montmartre“.

This cobblestone-paved walkway is rich with authentic restaurants serving traditional Serbian food and drinks such as roštilj and rakija.

With a lot of foliage, vintage facades and iron gaslights, Skadarlija makes for a perfect spot for a romantic getaway or a get-together with close friends.


Belgrade Fortress Kalemegdan

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Belgrade Fortress watches over the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, a proud remnant of a city which more has stood tall through over 2000 years of various wars.

Nowadays, Kalemegdan is the favourite place for locals and tourists alike: couples enjoying each other’s company on one of the many park benches, seniors playing chess, children running rampant in the Dino Park exhibition. If you want to experience the vibrant heart of the Belgrade community, look no further.


Pobednik (The Victor)

If you are walking around the Kalemegdan fortress, no doubt you’ll spot the massive figure of the Victor (known locally as Pobednik). The statue was built to celebrate the victory over the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires. The statue holds a sword in one hand and a falcon in the other, symbolizing war and peace.


Ružica Church

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Nested in the heart of the Belgrade Fortress lies the oldest and most breathtaking church in Belgrade, the Ružica (Rose) church. Nobody knows when the church dates, but it has been torn down and built back up numerous times throughout history.

The earliest known mention of the church dates back to 1400s. It was torn down by the Ottoman Empire after conquering Belgrade in 1521. The current church dates back to the 19th century and was partially restored after World War 2.

Ivy conceals the façade of the church, while the interior features chandeliers made from shell casings and bayonet blades.


Knez Mihailova

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The biggest pedestrian street and the most prominent shopping area in Belgrade, Knez Mihailova is teeming with activities. From various coffee shops, bakeries, boutiques and bookstores to street buskers, artists and entertainers.

The street features gorgeous, well-preserved 19th-century facades taking you on a stroll down the history, all the way to the famous Belgrade Fortress at the end of the long walkway.

You can also find numerous hotels and hostels in the surrounding streets, making them an ideal base when exploring the city.


Prince Mihajlo Monument

One of the most frequently uttered phrases in Belgrade is “Let’s meet up at the horse”. The horse refers to the Prince Mihailo Monument, depicted riding a valiant steed. The statue was raised in 1882 in honour of Prince Mihailo, the first sovereign ruler after Serbia freed itself from Ottoman rule. When the monument was unveiled, one hundred and one cannons were fired to commemorate the event.


The Town of Zemun

Zemun did not belong to Serbia until the end of World War 1. Before the war, Zemun was located in the south of Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Zemun features beautifully preserved architecture and romantic narrow streets. The Danube quay on the Zemun side is also considered a favorite spot by both locals and tourists. It is packed with wonderful restaurants serving domestic and fish specialties.

Overlooking the town is the Gardos tower, a monument built in 1896 on top of a medieval fortress laid to ruin. The tower was built by the Hungarians to celebrate 1000 years since the founding of their state. You can enjoy the beautiful view of Danube, dreamy Zemun Rooftops and parts of Belgrade from the top of the tower.


Avala Tower

A short ride out of Belgrade lies the monumental Avala tower, the monument to an informational revolution that hit in the 20th century: the TV.

Avala Tower is considered one of the most impressive TV towers in Europe and wider. It is the largest one in the Balkans, standing at 205 meters. The tower was destroyed during the NATO bombing in 1999, but was later rebuilt and reopened in 2010. It sees over 200,000 visitors every year.

Located outside the center of the city, it’s only a short 30-minute ride from the city center. If you are a fan of socialist architecture and history, the Avala Tower is a must-see.


Hotel Jugoslavija

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This is one of the most prestigious hotels in former Yugoslavia and has seen guests such as Presidents Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, as well as Queen Elizabeth II and astronaut Neil Armstrong.

The hotel was damaged during the 1999 NATO bombing but was restored and reopened. It is certainly one of the massive monuments of the great former republic of Yugoslavia.