"Tito's Museum" Belgrade Things to Do Tip by antistar

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  Witch Doctor Mask, gift of Yugoslavs in Bolivia
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  • Witch Doctor Mask, gift of Yugoslavs in Bolivia - Belgrade
      Witch Doctor Mask, gift of Yugoslavs in Bolivia
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  • Gong, gift of Ne Win of Burma - Belgrade
      Gong, gift of Ne Win of Burma
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  • Pistol, gift of Saddam Hussein - Belgrade
      Pistol, gift of Saddam Hussein
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  • Sabre, gift of Colonel Khadaffi, Libya - Belgrade
      Sabre, gift of Colonel Khadaffi, Libya
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  • Kris Knives, gift of Ahmed Sukarto of Indonesia - Belgrade
      Kris Knives, gift of Ahmed Sukarto of Indonesia
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If anything this museum is an atlas of the 20th century's greatest tyrants, or at least the post-war variety. Here you can find all the gifts given to Tito by his friends over the years, and as you can guess his friends were all cut from a similar cloth. There are pistols from Saddam Hussein, gongs from Ne Win of Burma, Kris Knives from Suharto of Indonesia as well swords from Colonel Qaddafi, the Shah of Iran, and President Assad of Syria. The star of the show was, for me, the ferocious life size witch doctor costume, a gift from a Yugoslav community in Bolivia.

If you are going to visit the mausoleum, which you should, then you shouldn't miss this.

Take Bus 41 (starts at Studenski Trg) and get off at the first stop after the big motorway/highway. Keep walking up that street and you'll see a sign for the Garden of Flowers, or whatever nonsense the Serbs are calling it. Ignore that, it's for the cars. Just walk through the park on the left after the sign, up towards the big white house. Tito's mausoleum is around the left side of this.

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  • Updated Jan 8, 2014
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