Jewish Heritage in Belgrade© Tour
Join us on a combined walking and panoramic ride tour with selection of highlights related to Jewish presence and heritage in Belgrade
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER - JEWISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM - DORCHOL: Former Jewish quarter with Holocaust Memorial - SEPHARDIC CEMETERY - SUKKAT SHALOM SYNAGOGUE
By private car / minivan / minibus / motor coach
Duration approx. 4 hours
[1,2] IMPORTANT NOTES: Jewish Historical Museum is closed after 2 pm, and Jewish Cemetery is closed on Saturday. Alternative content related to Jewish heritage will be offered if the tour has to be delivered after 2 pm or on Saturday.
This in-depth program stars with the building that houses Jewish Community Center and Jewish Historical Museum in the very heart of the city. It was designed in 1928 by the architect Samuel Sumbul for the needs of the then Jewish Sephardic Community. The permanent exhibition of the museum was opened in 1969 and presents the region of the former Yugoslavia, exploring the history of Jews from their first arrival to the Balkan Peninsula in the II – III century, until the World War Two including Holocaust, and period after the liberation. Exhibition is presented on 200 m2, and it enables visitor to learn about Jewish history, tradition, religion, architecture, culture and art. For genealogists - the museum also has a database of birth, marriage and death records of Belgrade's Jews from the middle of the 19th century until 1941.
A short walk bring us right into once was the Jewish quarter Dorchol, a center of Jewish life for many centuries. Its nucleus, Jevrejska (Jewish) Street, still exists. Visit a monument to Holocaust in the shape of a burning menorah, a work of art by renowned sculptor and former rector of Belgrade University of Arts Nandor Glid.
A 15 minutes drive take us to Sephardic Jewish cemetery with impressive Holocaust memorials and a memorial to Jewish soldiers killed in the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) and World War I.
Enjoy a refreshment break in 1823 “Question Mark” tavern, oldest in Belgrade and unique for its unusual name. One drink per person is included in the tour price.
Final visit in this program is the only functioning Belgrade synagogue 'Sukkat Shalom' designed in late neo-classical style and built in 1926 for the Askhenazi community. On June 15, 1924 there was a solemn ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone, within which a charter containing texts in Hebrew and Serbian was sealed. The charter was signed by King Alexander and Queen Maria of Yugoslavia...
Return to hotel. End of service.
[1,2] IMPORTANT NOTES: Jewish Historical Museum is closed after 2 pm, and Jewish Cemetery is closed on Saturdays. Alternative content will be offered if the tour has to be delivered in these times.