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promise of the authorities to

re-open the doors of the Na-

tional Museum on 10



2016, with the clock count-

ing down until the promised


The same goes for the clock

on display at the Museum of

Contemporary Art at Ušće,

which has been closed for

almost a decade. It is counting

down the days, hours, minutes

and seconds to go until 20


October 2015, when it is finally

planned to present a new exhi-


In the very heart of

downtown Belgrade is another

clock that goes backwards, on

Terazije. Although its futuristic

appearance suggests that it

was only placed there recently

and that it has some function

of its only, only a few passers-

by will be able to tell you what

is “not right” with it. And in

fact everything is fine. The

clock was installed in 2012 and

counted down to the Olympic

Games in London. It is situated

on the plateau opposite the

Hotel Moskva, the site where

the Serbian Olympic Club

was founded in 1910. It should

certainly be readjusted soon to

show the time remaining until

the start of the 2016 Olympic

Games in Rio de Janeiro. The

clock is the work of artist Petar


Many were confused by

the clock that has adorned

the wall of the Mihailo

Petrović Alas Primary School

since 2011. The huge mural

with a row of lights that are

illuminated depending on

the the hours, minutes and

seconds, is shown like part

of a list of school notebooks.

This wall-mounted creation

was designed by artists

Ana Adamović and Dorijan

Kolundžija, and the “Clock”

mural quickly became one of

the attractions of the city.

In addition to the “dis-

torted” and the “artistic”, here

you might still happen to come

across sundials, and they do

not make errors, even if all the

public clocks in the city fail.

The oldest sundial is in Zemun

and has been displayed on

the façade of a house on Main

Street since 1828. The time is

shown by a shadow cast on

the hand and highlighting the

numbers. Known as the House

with the sundial, it is today

a protected cultural monu-

ment, and the clock still works

regularly – at least as long as

there’s sunshine.

Najpoznatiji satovi


Najstariji i najpoznatiji je sat na zgradi Železničke

stanice, koji od 1884. dočekuje pridošlice i ispra-

ća one koji odlaze. Sledeći je sat na Sahat-kuli

koji kuca od početka 20. veka dajući ritam šeta-

čima na Kalemegdanu, a nešto mlađi su satovi

na zgradi Glavne pošte i Domu vojske.


Belgrade’s most

famous clocks

The city’s oldest and

most famous clock

is on the building of

the Railway Station,

which has been

welcoming new

arrivals and bidding

farewell to those

departing since 1884.

Next is the clock

on the clock tower

which has been giv-

ing rhythm to walkers on Kalemegdan since the

beginning of the 20th century, while there are

somewhat younger clocks on the building of the

Main Post Office and the Home of the Army.

Olimpijski sat

na mestu gde

je osnovan


klub Srbije


The Olympic

clock, at the

site where the

Olympic Club

of Serbia was