Even though Belgrade is not a big city compared to the world criteria, its offer is quite large. To completely feel the Belgrade’s essence you do need a little bit of time, but you can taste its magnificence even in a short amount of time. We are here to help you in that…
Absolutely the very symbol of Belgrade! This is where it all began, and this is what Belgrade history is all about. Stroll along its ramparts and through its gates will take you back in history, all the way to the story of the Argonauts. Belgrade Fortress is a must not only for the first-time visitors, but also for those who return to Belgrade. It’s open 24/7, all year round.
Being settled at the banks of two largest rivers in the region – Sava and Danube Rivers, Belgrade becomes quite characteristic during the summer; thanks to “Belgrade Sea”. Holms in Sava River, such as Ada Ciganlija and in Danube River, such as Great War Island are the focal points of Belgradians. With arranged beaches and many activities, one cannot resist the temptation of cooling down in Belgrade Seas.
Knez Mihailova Street
Knez Mihailova Street is the favorite city promenade of most Belgradians and lies between Terazije Square and Kalemegdan. It is the main meeting point, easy reachable from every part of the city. As the epicenter of culture and history, Knez Mihailova was named one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets in Eastern Europe.
Skadarlija is a historic street, in an urban neighborhood in the downtown area of Belgrade. It is considered the main bohemian quarter of Belgrade, and is often referred to as ‘the Montmartre of Belgrade’. The restaurants are proud of their guest lists of worldwide celebrities who have visited them over the decades.
St. Sava Temple
The Cathedral of Saint Sava (Hram Svetog Save) is the largest Serbian Orthodox church, the largest Orthodox place of worship in the Balkans and one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. It was raised on the spot where it is thought that in 1595 Sinan-Pasha burned the relics of Saint Sava, founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Zemunski Kej, as its name suggests, is located alongside the right bank of the Danube. The promenade itself begins below the Gardoš hill, at the square of Veliki Trg and after 2, 5 kilometers it continues into the municipality of Novi Beograd. On the east it borders the neighborhoods of Donji Grad and Retenzija and on the south the neighborhood of Ušće in Novi Beograd.
St. Michael’s Cathedral
The Cathedral Church of the Holy Archangel Michael (Saborna Crkva) was built between 1837 and 1840 on the site of an older church from 1728 according to the plans of Pančevo architect A.F. Kverfeld. Its sheer beauty is stunning, with extraordinary Baroque architecture and outstanding works of the most famous artists of filigree and painting. In architectural terms it was built in the Classical style with elements of the Baroque, as a single-nave structure with a tall steeple to the west.
The Avala TV tower is a telecommunication and observation tower located at mount Avala in the southern suburbs of Belgrade. With a height of 205 meters it is currently the tallest tower in Belgrade, Serbia and the Balkans. On a sunny day the views stretch up to 100 kilometers offering breathtaking panoramas of the city, the surrounding hills, towns, roads and rivers, as well as to the Pannonian plain in the north.
If your Belgrade friends tell you to meet them in the city center, more precisely at “the Horse”, then they mean just that – look for the horse. But don’t be confused, there’s no stable or stall in the city center. It is just the recognizable statue of Prince Mihailo riding a horse. This square is officially called Republic Square and it represents the true and very heart of the city.
House of Flowers
This is a unique museum and memorial dedicated to Ex-Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito. Besides Tito’s grave, a pilgrimage destination for all “Yugonostalgic” crowds, the museum showcases Tito’s presents, personal objects, as well as many items from the Yugoslavia era, and earlier objects found or created throughout the territory of former Yugoslavia.