What must be visited!
The Belgrade fortress, built on a white ridge above the confluence of two big rivers, destroyed and rebuilt over and over for 16 centuries, still stands as the symbol of Serbia’s capital. To visit Belgrade and not to explore Kalemegdan is like you were not in Belgrade.
Belgrade’s hedonist quarter, Skadarlija was the gathering point for poets and artists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Often it is referred to as ‘the Montmartre of Belgrade. The name of the street – Skadarska comes from the town Skadar (in present-day Albania), one of the most important Serbian cities of the late middle ages.
(Храм Светог Саве / Hram Svetog Save)
Dedicated to Saint Sava, the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church and an important figure in medieval Serbia. It is built on the Vračar plateau, on the location where his remains were burned in 1595 by Ottoman Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha.
Pedestrian zone, shopping center and street legally protected as one of the oldest and most valuable city monumental ambience, with a number of representative buildings. It is believed that even during the time of the Romans, this was the center of the settlement Singidunum, and in the time of the Turks in this area were streets with gardens, fountains and mosques.
They are located in the Belgrade’s central area, decorated with the beautiful architecture. It is a quarter of the city that you can do your shopping at or take a break in one of the many restaurants, bakeries, taverns, fast-food restaurants… for some funny reason it became a place for sticker enthusiasts gatherings. Every summer they are meeting by the fountain and exchanging or selling rare stickers that can reach high prices on the collectors market, especially the Football collections during the World Cup.
The foundation stone was laid by King Petar I Karađorđević in 1907, and the building was designed by architect Jovan Ilkić.
It's not a mistake, it's a tavern with an unusual name. Visit it, taste some Serbian specialties and find out how it got its name. Though it is a bit touristy, it is worth visiting for the cozy atmosphere and the preserved spirit of 19th century Belgrade with the traditional live music band.
Spatial, cultural and historic ensemble of great value, Kosančićev venac, is the area of the oldest continuously populated Serbian settlement in Belgrade with the preserved old raster of spontaneously created streets, lines of trees and a number of old houses and public buildings. This is a document of the historic development of Belgrade from the first half of the eighteenth century, when the inherited late-mediaeval settlement was reconstructed, to the present day. Venac - round, cyclic street, literally it is Serbian for wreath)
A river island on the Sava in Belgrade, which has turned the artistic path into the peninsula. In the past, Ada Ciganlija, or shortly - Ada (means a river island) has been transformed from a place known for the closure and execution of death sentences to the most popular multifunctional recreational zone in Belgrade, known for its beaches and sports facilities.
The people of Zemun might take umbrage with being described as a ‘must visit attraction in Belgrade’, as this small ‘town within a city’ is known for its fierce independence. Zemun was swallowed up by Belgrade in the 1930s, but its former position as an Austrian Empire border town means you can find a different atmosphere when compared to the big city centre. Zemun Kej is one of the most engrossing walkways in the city, and the view from Gardoš Hill and the Millennium Tower is one of the finest going.
While not technically a part of Belgrade itself, Avala is a nearby mountain that overlooks the city. It is easy to imagine the minds behind 1984’s main antagonist directing traffic from Avala Tower, however, a 205-metre tall spindle that was destroyed by NATO in 1999 before being rebuilt in 2009. This is the tallest tower in the Balkans, and it is arguably the number one attraction at Avala.
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