Belgrade Museums Walking Tour, Belgrade (Self Guided)

The number of Belgrade museums has gradually increased so that today there is truly a variety of spots with expositions for everyone's taste. A very nice museum that may be of a particular interest to you is the military museum. Equally fascinating could be the ethnographic museum established in 1901. We also suggest stopping at the Nikola Tesla Museum and Narodni Muzej (National Museum). Here is a list of museums you may want to visit on your trip to Belgrade.
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Belgrade Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Belgrade Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: Serbia » Belgrade (See other walking tours in Belgrade)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: valery
Military Museum

1) Military Museum (must see)

The Military Museum (Serbian: Vojni Muzej) in Belgrade was founded in 1878. The museum has over 3000 ancient and modern items. These include Roman swords and helmets, Greek helmets and daggers, Serbian heavy knight's armor, axes, shields, helmets, crossbows, armored gloves, as well as Western medieval weapons. There are also more modern guns, firearms, and elements of soldier's uniforms and equipment. Dioramas, plaques, and displays illustrate the use and historical context of the museum's collection. Recent exhibits address NATO actions against Serbia in the 1990's, including the use of cluster bombs, depleted uranium, and graphite bombs, some of which may have violated international law. A well-known exhibit features parts of a US F-117 stealth aircraft which was downed by Serbian anti-aircraft gunners.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm

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Museum of Pedagogy

2) Museum of Pedagogy

The Museum of Pedagogy is the one of a kind museum in Serbia and the Balkans, set to preserve from oblivion the historic ideals of Serbian culture. Established back in 1896, it has since accumulated and maintained teaching aids. The museum is entirely dedicated to basic school education and covers major pedagogical and historical aspects related to schooling and teaching.
Ethnographic Museum

3) Ethnographic Museum (must see)

The Ethnographic Museum of Belgrade is housed in a building constructed in 1934, which it has occupied since 1951. The museum documents and preserves artifacts related to the Serbian and Yugoslavian ethnography, such as folk dresses, textiles, carpets, and handwork tools. Among other facilities, the museum has a library and a foyer for themed meetings and artistic events. Back in the early 20th century, the museum held many exhibitions in various European countries.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 9 am - 2 pm
Museum of Vuk and Dositej

4) Museum of Vuk and Dositej

The Museum of Vuk and Dositej is one of the most important memorial museums in Belgrade. Founded in 1949, it documents the life, work and legacy of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić (1787–1864), the reformer of the Serbian language, and Dositej Obradović (1742–1811), a writer who was the country's first Minister of Education. The museum provides insight into Serbian culture and, in particular, its revival at the time of the First Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Since 1979, the museum has been governed by the National Museum of Serbia.

Operation hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday, Saturday: 12 pm – 8 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm

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National Museum

5) National Museum (must see)

The National Museum is the largest and oldest museum in Serbia. The museum was established on May 10, 1844. Since it was founded, its collection has grown to over 400,000 objects, including many foreign masterpieces. Currently, the museum is closed for renovation.

The National Museum building was declared a Monument of Culture of Great Importance in 1979.

On January 25, 2012, after ten years of the National Museum of Serbia being closed to the public, Vladimir Bogdanović of the leading Serbian newspaper/website Press wrote an article called A decade of cultural genocide against the Serbs, commenting on the need and importance of a working national museum.

Operation hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday, Saturday: 12 pm – 8 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm;

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Nikola Tesla Museum

6) Nikola Tesla Museum (must see)

The Nikola Tesla Museum is a scientific museum, one of its kind in terms of preserving the heritage of Nikola Tesla, the world's famous inventor. Its permanent exhibition was arranged in 1955. From time to time there have been some modifications, but the basic concept of it has remained the same. Alongside a memorial exhibition documenting Tesla's life, the museum offers an interactive display with 3D models of Tesla's inventions. Periodically, there are themed exhibitions of documents, photographs and other materials, outlining certain periods of Tesla's work and life.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

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Museum of Natural History

7) Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History (Serbian: Prirodnjački Muzej) was founded on 19 December 1895, and is one of Serbia's oldest specialized scientific institutions. It holds nearly 900,000 items presented in various collections: mineral, rock, hunting trophy, paleontological, zoological and botanical. The museum publishes its own bulletin, "Glasnik", and contains a library, founded in 1903, with over 20,000 books and printed documents. The museum's gallery is at Mali Kalemegdan 1, which is part of the Kalemegdan district of Belgrade, while the museum itself is located on Njegoševa Street.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm

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Walking Tours in Belgrade, Serbia

Create Your Own Walk in Belgrade

Create Your Own Walk in Belgrade

Creating your own self-guided walk in Belgrade is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Topčider, Belgrade Walk

Topčider, Belgrade Walk

Topčider is a large neighborhood in one of the greenest and most prestigious parts of Belgrade. Its parks and forests are centuries-old and have royal legends behind them. This tour will take you around the most notable royal residences, the Marshal Tito Mausoleum, and the famous Košutnjak Park.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.7 km
Zemun, Belgrade Old Town Walk

Zemun, Belgrade Old Town Walk

Zemun neighborhood is one of the oldest parts of Belgrade, spread around the Gardoš Hill. Throughout centuries, as the Balkans were first part of the Roman, then Byzantine and, finally, the Austro-Hungarian empires, the area has transformed into a beautiful town, with narrow streets, cute buildings and breathtaking views, opening from the hill onto the Old Belgrade Town and the Danube riverside.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Kids' Entertainment in Belgrade

Kids' Entertainment in Belgrade

Belgrade is a children-friendly city. It is in a Serbian tradition to take along their offspring on walks, as there are plenty of places to go for a whole family. The children will be excited to spend a day at the Belgrade Zoo, the Botanical Garden, run through Tašmajdan Park, or catch up with some school classes in the Tesla Museum and then lose themselves in a chocolate shop.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Zemun, Belgrade Old Churches Walk

Zemun, Belgrade Old Churches Walk

Zemun has always been one of the most tranquil parts of Belgrade. Located around the Gardoš Hill, it has retained many Orthodox and Catholic churches, bearing the Austro-Hungarian Empire's provincial Baroque legacy. The majority of the local churches have carefully preserved their original icons, dating back to the 18th-19th centuries.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Belgrade's Christian Architecture

Belgrade's Christian Architecture

Multi-confessional in reality, Belgrade is very Eastern Orthodox by tradition, which is seen in the many Christian temples and churches found in the city. The most notable of them are the Temple of St. Sava, St. Mark's Church, Sveta Ružica, and the Church of St. Archangel Michael. Whether a worshiper or a tourist, follow this tour to explore the Christian sights of Belgrade.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Sightseeing Tour in Belgrade

Sightseeing Tour in Belgrade

Despite being devastated many times in the past, Belgrade has retained much of its rich history, reflected in the city's architecture - streets, bridges and squares. Presented here are some of the not-to-be-missed must-sees in the Serbian capital.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Belgrade for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Belgrade has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Belgrade, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.