Starting from June onwards high temperatures are expected in Belgrade. However, this should not prevent us to enjoy city life and immerse in the beauty that summer brings. Next to conventional summer venues like Ada Island and the Sava and Danube riverfronts, we would like to suggest a few other options. So, let’s kick off with the second part of our Belgrade summer guide (the first part is available here) which covers a short guide about swimming pools, river beaches, and open-air cinemas in the city.
Let’s kick off with top spots for swimming and sunbathing. Our favorite is the 25th May public swimming pool. The sports center is located on the Danube riverfront and stands as one of the symbols of modernist architecture. The entire complex of outdoor swimming pools is open for visitors from 10 am to 6 pm. We would suggest coming earlier and grabbing a sunbed and umbrella on time. The admission fee costs around 4 euros. You can also grab a coffee and refresh yourself in the Olympic swimming pool. Try avoiding public swimming pools on weekends if you don’t like the crowd.
Other interesting public pools are Banjica, Tasmajdan, and Olimp in Karaburma. All pools are situated in beautiful natural surroundings. Water is refreshing at the appropriate temperature. Each of the mentioned complexes has a separate pool for kids and toddlers.
If you want to explore the suburbia, you can go to a private pool Mosaique Casa in Ovca. This is a hidden gem, a smaller pool, located in the private garden. Reservations are needed since the number of visitors is limited. You can grab a sunbed and umbrella, coffee, salad, craft beer, or whatever you need and enjoy your day in exotic and atypical surroundings.
Next to the pools, we would suggest off-the-beaten-track locations such as rivers beach Lido island, and Ada Medjica island. You can spend an entire day lounging in nature and under the sun and jumping in the water for a quick swim.
Our last suggestions in this pocket-sized summer guide are open-air cinemas. Belgrade Kinoteka has opened a brand new open-air summer cinema A1 on the rooftop of Dom Vojske. The film selection will include classics from the International and Yugoslav scenes as well as new award-winning and critically acclaimed movies from the international scene. Movie screenings will be held till the end of August.
Our next favorite is a squatted cinema Zvezda which has an interesting repertoire that includes a mix of classics and movies from the 1990s and 2000s. Come earlier to grab sits and bring your drinks.
Photo credits@ Zvezda Novi Bioskop Facebook page & Kvaka 22 Facebook page
We would also like to mention Summer Cinema at Kolarac has a limited number of seats, but a chase should be worth your while since Kolarac Cinema features for example new popular European movies. But, also do not forget about Kvaka 22 alternative culture center where you can also see some of the movie classics on the balcony, visit art exhibitions and grab a cold beer.
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