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Belgrade: the “new Berlin” bubbles on the banks of the Sava


RENAISSING CAPITALS (5/5) - The festive district of Beton Hala and a “neo-Dubai”, two faces of the Serbian capital in flux.

They are unknown, drag a reputation of sleeping.

These 5 capitals are in full economic, architectural and cultural awakening.

To (re)discover.


Like a giant yellow grasshopper, it clings with its front legs to the former port warehouses of Beton Hala which border the Save River, a few meters from its confluence with the Danube.

It is the only one of the five cranes built in 1936 that survives and testifies to the designed link between river and rail transport in Belgrade.

And the only classified industrial heritage of the Serbian capital, thanks to a private initiative.

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The old hangars have been taken over over the past two decades, since the fall of the Slobodan Milosevic regime in 2000, to become the hotspots for festive and convivial evenings of the new Belgrade scene.

A true Cultural Revolution has indeed occurred.

The metropolis of 1.6 million people, destroyed around 30 times in its long history dating back to the Romans, has…

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Source: lefigaro

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