Wake up in your hotel to witness the beauty of Belgrade, where two rivers flow into each other and blends history into modernity. Go out and mingle with the crowd in Knez Mihailova Street. Meet the elderly people playing chess and chatting in Tasmajdan Park. Then think about the history; think about the grief, happiness and the tears that these rivers carry away.
The shining star of the Balkans, Belgrade attracts more and more tourists each year. Especially the reputation of Belgrade’s nightlife is beyond the borders of Serbia. Shopping tourism is also growing thanks to reasonable prices and the wide ranging of shopping spots. They are all making Belgrade an appealing destination.
Crowded streets, living history and traditional unique cafes where warm-hearted local people of Belgrade are chatting about the economy, the government and their daily life. This is what you will get at the first glance of Belgrade.
Meaning “White City”, Belgrade impresses you with its courage, endurance and the melancholy. Coming through the cruel wars, Belgrade witnessed so much grief and damage. However, it overcame this sorrow so perfectly by absorbing and using it for enriching its culture. Truthfully, Belgrade deserves its name. This “White City” has so much to teach you.
Where is Belgrade
Being the capital city of Serbia, Belgrade is located in where Danube and Save Rivers connects to each other.
Getting to Belgrade
Named after the famous Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla, Belgrade Airport is located 12 km (7 miles) away from the city center and provides easy access from each corner of the city. For the detailed information about the transportation alternatives, you can visit the official website of Nikola Tesla Airport.
Things to Do in Belgrade
This iconic landmark of the city offers you a stunning view of Belgrade and the River Danube. Starting from where the famous Knez Mihailova Street ends, this fortress is a good reflection of Belgrade history.
Janos Hunyadi Tower (Gardoš Tower)
Located in Zemun Region, Janos Hunyadi Tower (named after the Hungarian military leader) has both an impressive appearance and breathtaking view of the city.
Meaning the Old Palace, Stari Dvor is a spectacular landmark in the city with its Doric columns and caryatids. In this fascinating building that perfectly reflects the 19th century architecture, you will have the chance to see many artifacts.
Considered as the center of the New Belgrade, Zemun Region is the address of the many churches and historic buildings. There are also many remarkable restaurants and cafés that are located by Sava River.
Nikola Tesla Museum
Nikola Tesla, the pride and joy of Serbia, is a famous scientist and the owner of many inventions that we benefit from in our days. In this museum, you can see his inventions and experiments.
Museum of African Art
In this city, we bet this museum will the place that surprises you the most. Being one of a kind, African Art Museum exhibits the art pieces that are produced only in African tribes.
National Museum of Serbia
Being the oldest museum in Serbia, National Museum is located in the Republic Square. It exhibits a collection of more than 400000 pieces from archeology, history of art and religion. The most remarkable piece in the museum Merlova Bible that remained from 12th century.
Dining and Nightlife in Belgrade
Nightlife is one of the most attractive points of this city. Belgrade offers the best nightlife in Balkans that draws many tourists especially from Europe to the city. The bars and clubs are open till 04:00 in the morning and the streets are crowded like it is the rush hour.
The splavovis (floating dance clubs or restaurants on the river) are popular and the great alternative for especially the tourists. You can prefer splavovi for a perfect dinner, dancing or live music. They offer the kinds of entertainment that meet any taste.
In addition, there are many theatres, jazz clubs and festivals in the city. Summertime Jazz and Guitar Art Festivals are among the most popular ones.
In Skadarlija, you can experience the traditional way of entertainment. Skadar Street is known for the meeting point of many artists and poets in 19th and 20th centuries. There are many traditional restaurants and bars where you can taste the oldest beers and listen to Serbian music.
Considered as one of the best restaurant in Belgrade, Tribeca serves both international and local cuisine. The rich wine list is beyond satisfying and the ambiance is also impressive.
Boasting being a Serbian restaurant in European style, Sindjelic offers a rich menu consisting of more than 200 kinds of dish that are served elaborately.
Tri Sesira Restaurant
For the real and best Serbian food, you should definitely go to Tri Sesira Restaurant that offers you the 19th century Belgrade. Reasonable prices, great food, central location and the cozy ambiance. Tri Sesira has all that you are looking for a perfect dinner.
Shopping in Belgrade
The shopping spots of the city starts from Slavija Squares and ends in Kalemegdan Park. In this large area, you can come across many shops, shopping malls, open air markets and traditional cafés.
Knez Mihailova Street
The most popular street in the city, Knez Mihailova is home to many souvenir shops, world famous brands’ stores a unique local goods. If you are looking for handcrafts that reflects the history and the culture of Belgrade, paying a visit to The Belgrade Window (Beogradski Izlog) would be beneficial.
Wine lovers’ temple, Vinoteka Beograd offers you hundreds of local and foreign wines both for tasting and taking away as souvenirs.
Being the longest street of the city, Kralja Aleksandra is the place where the stores of various brands are located as well as open air markets.
Excursions and Tours in Belgrade
Located 16 km away from the city center, Avala Mountain offers a great escape from the city’s chaos. You can get lost in the tranquility or have an historic expedition. The remarkable monument of Spomeni Neznanom and the highest tower in Balkans, Alava Tower are among the attraction points in this region.
Events in Belgrade
Being the most exciting and inspiring city in Balkans, Belgrade draws attention by its growing economy and remarkable cultural and historic richness. The perfect infrastructure, transportation system and the outstanding congress venues keep creating the perfect environment for global events like tradeshows, fairs, exhibition, congresses, symposiums and conferences.