Belgrade is a true metropolis, it is dynamic, welcoming and open, with an ambiance which is the result of its centuries-old position as a crossroads of different cultures and customs. Wide boulevards and wide smiles on the faces of the young people from Belgrade are the symbol of this capital of Serbia, so it is easy to feel like home here. To spend your time in Belgrade in the best possible way, we recommend the places that you should not miss to see.
KNEZ MIHAJLOVA STREET
– all roads lead to the main street in Belgrade! Rarely does the visit to this capital city end without the visit to its main street. Knez Mihajlova street is the most famous Belgrade promenade, and the guardian of the city’s tradition and its impressive history. This heart of the city preserves monuments of great importance, as well as a centuries-old story that many people probably don’t know.
– also known as Garden of Good Hope, is located in the very center of the city, at one of the most attractive tourist locations, Kalemegdan. Therefore, it is not strange that Belgrade Zoo is one of the most visited institutions in the capital, with almost 500,000 visitors per year. A history of Belgrade Zoo which is more than 80 years old speaks of the importance and reputation of this good city of Belgrade, which has “survived“ numerous devastations, and even destructions during its existence, but it has survived and today represents one of the most beautiful symbols of this capital city.
– Everybody knows that Belgrade has been the capital of good night out in the Balkans for many years, but also in this part of Europe, generally speaking. Numerous clubs and pubs gather a large number of visitors every night, but the fact is that Belgrade rafts have become a brand for themselves and a special type of night out that must be experienced. Rafts in Belgrade are divided into winter and summer rafts. Summer rafts usually work from May to October and are mostly located at the Sava river, starting from the Ada Bridge and downstream. The most popular rafts in Belgrade are located near Belgrade bridges – Brankov most and Savski most. Belgrade rafts are the true symbol of this capital during summer, and also a great tourist attraction which lures the visitors from all over.
– The first stop on the wish list of any tourist is the old medieval town in the heart of Belgrade. At the elevation that watches over the confluence of the two rivers, the Sava and the Danube, lies the most significant cultural and historical complex of Belgrade, dominated by the fortress. You can reach Kalemegdan through a street full of souvenir counters and the sounds of street performers. The great promenade and the busiest street in Belgrade, that is, the happiest street, as some call Knez Mihajlova street, will lead you to Kalemegdan. For the purposes of tourist entertainment, the Belgrade Zoo – Garden of Good Hope, known for various types of white animals, Dyno Park for children and several charming restaurants overlooking the river and the park have been open in the fortress.
THE CHURCH OF SAINT SAVA
– The Church of Saint Sava is the largest Orthodox church, not only in Serbia, but also in the territory of the entire Balkans. The Church is located in the east part of the Square of Saint Sava, in the territory of the municipality of Vračar. It is believed that it was built on the place where Sinan Pasha burned the remains of Sveti Sava, the founder of the Serbian autocephalous church, in 1594. However, some believe that Vračar settlement then referred to the certain part of the city, which is located at the territory of the modern Tašmajdan, in the immediate proximity of The Saint Marc’s Church. Considering that the Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade is one of the largest Orthodox facilities in the world, this monumental building is rightfully one of the main symbols of the capital.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
– Serbian capital is known for its cordial attitude towards tourists, as well as for delicious food and drink, and where else to feel such positive vibrations of Belgrade than in its restaurants and bars? Not only will you experience the famous Serbian hospitality in this way, but you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the best dishes of traditional, international and vegetarian cuisine, which are carefully prepared in Belgrade restaurants.
DISCOVER ZEMUN – GARDOŠ TOWER, ZEMUN’S QUAY, LIDO BEACH
– Zemun is one of the most beautiful parts of Belgrade, and its uniqueness lies in the authentic style, architecture and sights which separate it from everything that can be seen in the Serbian capital. Long tradition and interesting history place it in the order of the oldest European settlements, and its citizens make it one of the most lovable Belgrade municipalities.
– We often witness the great respect that can be “heard” in the stories of the people from Zemun about this area, and often in-between the lines of these stories there is a desire that Zemun be treated as a separate town, which is not unusual considering that its streets really give a completely different impression in comparison to everything that beautiful Belgrade can boast of. The most beautiful sights of Zemun are Gardoš tower, Zemun’s quay and Lido beach, as well as Madlenianum theater.
ADA CIGANLIJA LAKE
– Ada Ciganlija makes Belgrade a really special city! This artificial lake is located only fifteen minutes from the very center of the city (4 km), and it represents the natural recreational oasis. Ada Ciganlija is the most popular in summer, when it is visited by a huge number of citizens and tourists. Ada lake is mostly used for swimming during the hot summer days, so it is colloquially known as the Belgrade’s sea.
NATIONAL MUSEUM IN BELGRADE
– It is true that, when it comes to the Belgrade’s National Museum, its opening caused great attention of the media and the local public, and rightfully so, because the permanent exhibition we have so long anticipated is truly worthy of an institution such as the National Museum in Belgrade and it represents the real reason to visit it, and not just once. Since it was opened, it has been visited by tens of thousands of visitors, which is certainly a response that such an institution certainly deserves. What is really important to point out is that the new exhibition represents he entire fund of the National Museum, and showpieces which encompass an enormous chronological range, from the Paleolithic to the 20th century art, or 4 chronologically divided collections, that is, Prehistory, Classical Antiquity, Old Age and New Age.