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Street Art In Belgrade

We continue in our style. We wrote about Savamala “Creative District” and Beton Hala restaurants on the riverfront in our previous articles. Today, we showcase more of Belgrade creativity. Some of local municipalities decided to redecorate gray facades of buildings and support public art. With a help of graffiti and street artists this town is becoming more colorful and arty.

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An ex industrial zone on the river, below Brankov bridge and near the center of the city, Now, known as the creative hub of Belgrade. Streets as Brace Krsmanovica are covered with graffiti. The most of them are made by the local artists. Foreign guests were in Belgrade with the aim to paint murals. The most of them came during Belgrade festivals.

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Mural by SQON, Photo by B Local Travel

the ghost of savamala

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Our Favorite graffiti the “Ghosts of Savamala”

La Santa de Belgrad is one of the trademarks of Belgrade. Located in Karadjordjeva street. Created by artist Giom Olbi Remed.

“I have search some information, about the history and architecture of Belgrade. Then I learnt, that it has been destroyed and rebuild 38 times in her history.. So this ” santa” inspired from an icon of the city my friend sent me, has several hands and a hidden black face. Between her legs, an egg from which goes out life and civilization. One hand is holding it, protecting it…One other hand is sending lightening on the city to destroy it, but in her sleeve, there s a white flag of peace…One of her other hand, is holding her breast, as a mother giving milk, feeding the city…but hidden in her sleeve, a big gun, war weapon…Then the top hand, is also sending lightnings destroying the city, but from her sleeve, a free bird is going out to fly and spread peace !”, wrote Giom Olbi Remed.

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La Santa de Belgrade, Kardjordjeva street

Mural titled “Waiting for the sun” is a work of  Aleksandar Maćašev and it gives a very different impression to passersby captured in nearby ruined and dirty facade of Savamala. Made during Mikser festival.

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Waiting for the sun

Also, one of the most famous murals in Belgrade is this one. Painted by BLU during Belgrade Summer Festival. A metropolitan monster is eating a surviving tree.

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BLU, 2009.

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Visit Beton Hala Restaurants on the Riverfront

Grafiti na zidu

Vracar Graffiti Guide