Even though Dečanska splits it into two halves, the part that is usually known under this name is the one you enter from Terazije. Interesting and different, the street that bears the name of the greatest Serbian comedy writer is a true representation of the daily rhythm of the metropolis. Thousands of people pass through it every day and many of them stick around for a while, because the allure of this street resides in its many cafes, charmingly huddled together. It is a sight not often seen in the central quarters of European cities. The cafes’ gardens touch, each cafe playing different music which then mix together; the food served is incredibly diverse and there is no time in the day when Nušićeva Street is empty. The entry to Čumićevo Sokače, the tiny alley which is the legendary progenitor of all contemporary malls is also here. Čumićevo Sokače is now mostly emptied, which has its own symbolism. But that’s another story…
The idyllic Vojvodinian city is always a favourite destination at the end of summer, due to its rich vineyards to which it owes most of its fame. The festival of grape harvest, the popular Grape Ball – Grožđebal, will attract, once again, wine aficionados from all over Serbia and the region. Accompanied by a rich entertainment program, Grožđebal from Vršac is the oldest event – and the one attracting the most visitors – among the events in this region linking tourism and economy. But this is not all the city has to offer. One of the oldest cities in Banat has a rich cultural and historic heritage, as witnessed by the buildings that safeguard the spirit of the times gone by.
If you have never visited the gallery of Serbian Academy of Science and Arts (SANU), at the corner of Knez Mihajlova and Vuka Karadžića Streets, then this is a place deserving of several hours of quality time. The exhibition of drawings by the famous French painter Edgar Degas, entitled “Moments of Observation”, is open till September 15. It presents 29 drawings documenting the painter’s research, artistic experiments and playing with forms. His focus on urban scenes, among which are the famous ballet dancers, is fully visible in this exhibition.