If you’re heading over to Serbia for EXIT this year you may as well have a look around after the event. It’s a long way to go for just a few days so why not make it a bit more of an adventure?
It’s not a country that’s on most people’s list of places to visit, predominantly because most people either don’t know where it is or don’t know anything about it. I consider myself in both of those categories so I thought I’d have a delve.
At the end of the day there’s not a country in the world that doesn’t have interesting places and people. I mean, that’s life isn’t it? There are nutters born everywhere, animals and plants cover pretty much the entire surface and geography and architecture can be astounding. So here’s a short list of shizzle to do once your hangover starts to shift…
1) Genex Tower
If you’re interested in looking at some mighty impressive ‘brutalist’ architecture then the Genex Tower in Belgrade will definitely enchant you. This 35-storey monolithic gargantuan chunk of concrete was designed in 1977 by Mihajlo MitroviÄ‡; if a building was ever going to be ‘heavy metal’, it’s this bad boy.
The Genex Tower is supposed to represent a huge gate that welcomes you into the city as you arrive from the West, but it looks more likely to frighten people off than warmly greet them. It certainly looks better on a sunny day rather than a grey one doesn’t it?:
The tallest tower is 115 metres high and the revolving restaurant at the top pushes its height up to 140 metres in total. It’s the third highest tower in Eastern Europe, just so you know. The official title of the building is Western City Gate but it became known as the Genex Tower because a company of that name occupies the shorter of the two towers, the other tower is residential.
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