7 places to visit while in Belgrade.
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The number one attraction in Belgrade is less a single sight and more a big conglomerate of everything that makes the city great. Kalemegdan Fortress has seen its fair share of conflict over the centuries, but the only violence you’ll see here in the 21st century will involve dogs fighting over a tennis ball. Essentially a huge park, the fortress looks out over the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers for what is undoubtedly the city’s most romantic spot.
It also houses the Military Museum and a number of galleries, not to mention some of the city’s most recognisable monuments. In Belgrade, all roads lead to Kalemegdan. Well, not all of them, but you get the point.
Knez Mihajlova street
Knez Mihailova is Belgrade’s main shopping area and the longest pedestrian street. There are always things to do around here.
Numerous shops, restaurants and bookstores are tucked in classy 19th-century buildings with delicate facades. Street painters, jewelry makers and musicians are making sure this street stays one of the most vibrant and interesting in the city.
In this area you can also find some of the best accommodation in Belgrade. Knez Mihailova street will lead you directly to Kalemegdan park, where you can easily continue with your exploration of the city.
Church of Saint Sava
One of the largest Orthodox churches on the planet, the Church of Saint Sava is one of the most identifiable attractions in the entire region. It dominates the city’s skyline, and at 79 metres in height, it is easy to see why. The church was built on the spot where the Ottomans burned Saint Sava’s remains in 1595, but nearly 400 years passed before the church itself was completed. The interior is still under construction, but its unfinished state adds another layer of intrigue to this monumental house of worship.
It is known as Belgrade’s Bohemian Quarter, but the use of the word ‘quarter’ is somewhat liberal.
Skadarlija is more a street than an entire area, but that street is full of restaurants, bars and cafes, all dotted along the cobblestones that are a delight to look at in the morning and a struggle to walk on when inebriated. Once the domain of poets, academics and drunks, Skadarlija now has both eyes focused firmly on the tourism sector. With that in mind, some of the best restaurants in the city can be found on this short stretch of street.
Ada Ciganlija is a wonderful river island that has artificially been turned into a peninsula.
It’s located only 15 minutes away by bus from the city center.
Imagine a green, peaceful oasis with numerous sport courts and picnic tables. Add a nice lake with 8-kilometer long beaches and cool cafes –and you’ll get Ada. It’s no wonder its nickname is “Belgrade’s sea.”
During the summer, Ada is a home of up to 100,000 visitors a day.
If chilling at the beach is not your thing, you can try some other amazing activities Ada has to offer. There’s bungee jumping, water ski cableway, a rock climbing wall, a water slide for kids, rugby, baseball and tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, a golf course, you name it.
If you decide you just don’t want to walk anymore, don’t worry – you can hop on the tourist train that goes around the lake.
On your way back, feel free to snap some photos of the impressive Ada Bridge, which quickly became one of the symbols of Belgrade.
The Avala Tower is a telecommunication tower located at mount Avala at the outskirts of Belgrade.
It’s 205 meters (672 feet) high and presently the tallest tower in Belgrade and the entire Balkans. The view from the top is breathtaking.
On a clear, sunny day you can have a great view of 100 kilometers around onto the surrounding villages, hills, distant New Belgrade blocks and even Vojvodina region, plain in the north of Belgrade.
Mount Avala itself is covered in forests, and makes a really nice destination for a picnic and nature lovers.The tower was built in 1965 and destroyed during the NATO bombing in 1999. It was reconstructed and re-opened in 2010.
The new tower looks almost exactly the same as the old one – a subtle sign of Serbian pride and stubbornness.
In past Zemun was a separate town that was absorbed into Belgrade in 1934.
The development of New Belgrade in the late 20th century affected the expansion of the continuous urban area of Belgrade.
The area of Zemun has been inhabited since the Neolithic period.
Located on the bank of Danube, Zemun is one of the oldest parts of Belgrade, which always differed from the rest of the city. It had been conquered by numerous armies, Celts, Romans, Ottoman Empire, Austrian Habsburgs who left most of their heritage, including Millenium tower that was built in glory for 1000 years of Austrian Empire.
In Zemun you will see central european architecture style, you will feel mediterranean atmosphere, with cobbled streets, charming corners and numerous fish restaurants next to Danube river. Also some of best kafanas are located in streets that leads to Gardoš Tower where locals go.