Belgrade’s hedonist quarter, Skadarlija was the gathering point for poets and artists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It connects the Republic square with the Skadarlija (Bajloni) market, one of the largest in the city center.
The name of the street – Skadarska comes from the town Skadar (in present-day Albania), one of the most important Serbian cities of the late middle ages.
Today it is home to some of the most famous Belgrade restaurants and cafes, as well as a few art galleries. This short cobblestone street also includes antique and souvenir shops, all night bakeries and folk groups singing traditional city music. An impressive mural is featured on the wall of the old brewery at the bottom of the street.
The famous Šebilj fountain is located in the lowest part of the street, in front of the large Skadarlija green market.