This is the very heart, lungs and brain of LBJ’s thriving alternative and counter-cultural art scene. The Mesto is an interconnected network of buildings and open spaces which (depending on the time of day) function as galleries, studios, bars, night clubs, music venues, lecture halls, internet clubs, youth centers, libraries, restaurants and pretty much anything else you can imagine. On any given day or night of the week, and at any time of year, there is always something going on somewhere at Metelkova. This self-sustaining community is possibly the most artistically dynamic, musically vibrant, creatively experimental and intellectually progressive places in all of Central Europe. Metelkova Mesto did not appear out of nowhere however. It is in fact converted military barracks that were taken over by artists after the collapse of Yugoslavia. Although it is technically run by one organization, each separate venue is operated by separate individuals and groups. Make sure you drop (hehe) by if you are in town, because it will probably change your life... but only once.
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