Things to Do in Belgrade
The Victor, Belgrade
Airport Nikola Tesla
Arriving in Belgrade
Looking for a town where you will feel like at home? Belgrade is right place. Well known for friendly people, exciting nightlife, unique architecture.There are a lot of things to do and see.If you are coming to Belgrade by bus or train, you will easily reach the city center. Only a ten minute walk to Knez Mihailova Street, the pedestrian zone in the center of town. If you are arriving by plane to the airport Nikola Tesla, there are several ways to get to Belgrade. By bus, taxi or shuffles. Line A1 runs from the airport to the square Slavia and the fare one way is 300 dinars (2.60 EUR), the ticket can be bought from the driver. City bus line 72 will drive you to Zeleni Venac (big transportation hub). Price is 150 dinars (1.30 EUR). One way taxi ride costs 1800 dinars (15.50 EUR). The airport is about 20 km from the city center and the journey takes about 30-40 minutes. Serbian airline company, Air Serbia (former Jat Airways) offers very affordable prices to Belgrade. Some low cost companies as Wizz Air also fly to Belgrade.
About Belgrade Travel Guide
Belgrade in Your Hands describes the usual city hot-spots and includes many less visited sights. The guide offers detailed commentary on the city's history, art, architecture, cuisine and customs. This is the book for those who are looking for a bit more 'depth' to a city guide. With its dramatic position surrounded by rivers and lakes, intriguing history, varied architecture, long summers, street cafes and great nightlife, Belgrade is a fascinating place to visit and attracts more UK visitors each year. Belgrade in Your Hands is written by an expert living in Belgrade with in-depth knowledge of history, art and architecture. The guide also covers tradition, cuisine, culture and practical facts. It is illustrated with more than 400 color photos and color maps and visually appealing bird's-eye views of all parts of the city.
View of Belgrade From The River Sava
Belgrade considered to be one of the oldest cities in Europe. When I walk the streets of Belgrade, I ask myself how different cultures have left a mark in this delightful city. Belgrade was founded by the Celts in the 3rd century BC before becoming the Roman settlement of Singidunum. The Slavic name "Beligrad" was first recorded in 878. Belgrade has been the capital of Serbia since 1405.The next 500 years, Belgrade has been under the Ottoman Empire and finally 1878 Belgrade became the capital of the Kingdom of Serbia. So if you are a world traveler, don't miss to see a different layer of art, the history left within the monuments of Belgrade.
When someone mentions Belgrade, the first thought is excellent nightlife. According to “Lonely Planet” in 2009 it was listed in the top 10 party cities in the world. But Belgrade during the day can show a lot, and what's fascinating, everything is so close that you can visit on foot.
Map of Interesting Places in Belgrade
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These are the most interesting destinations that you can visit in one day because they are all within 2 miles.
Things To Do And See In Serbia
- Things To Do And See In Serbia
Amazing landscapes, mysterious mountains, old roman cities and much more beautiful things to see and do in beautiful Serbia. Ancient sights that will leave you breathless.
Knez Mihajlova Street
1. Knez Mihajlova Street
When visitors first arrive in Belgrade, usually visit Knez Mihailova Street, the main promenade and one of the most beautiful in this part of Europe. The street links the Terazije square with Kalemegdan fortress. As the main shopping area in the city Knez Mihajlova offers well known international brands as well as domestic. While shopping you can enjoy the beautiful architecture of the old buildings from the 19th century, that are on both sides of the street. When you get tired of shopping and sightseeing you can relax in some of the numerous authentic cafes and restaurants. The Republic Square (Trg Republike) is the center of Belgrade, where you can see the two famous buildings - the National Museum and the National Theatre both of which are open to visitors. At the end of Knez Mihajlova, just across the street begins Kalemegdan.
Street Musicians, Knez Mihajlova Street
Belgrade Fortress at winter night
2. Kalemegdan And The Belgrade Fortress
When you step in Kalemegdan, especially in the summer, you will feel a peace and serenity. Although it is so close to the city center, with its parks, walking paths, shady benches, green lawns, art pavilion, birds. Kalemegdan takes you to a magical world. It's also the biggest and most beautiful park in Belgrade dates from the XIX century. On the edge of Kalemegdan 105 m above the sea level, overlooking the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers lies the Belgrade fortress. One of the seven forts on the Danube. This complex consists of: the Fortress, divided into Upper Town and Lower Town, and the Kalemegdan Park. While you walk around old town, you will be amazed by two incredibly beautiful small churches, like in a fairy tale. St. Petka and Ružica churches, Roman Well and the symbol of Belgrade - Pobednik (The Victor) as well as Military Museum and Gallery of National History Museum are the destinations you should not miss. Only a few buildings remain today in The Lower Town, Kula Nebojša (Daredevil Tower), Turkish Bath, (today housing a planetarium) and The Gate of Carl VI from 1736.
There is something very mysterious in Kalemegdan. Underground tunnel network. Discover the secrets of Belgrade in a perfect way. Underground Belgrade contains hundreds of locations: caves, dungeons, walled rivers, tunnels, bunkers and other buildings that were destroyed and built by people who have lived in Belgrade. Scroll down to the older layers of Belgrade in specific localities. For free information on travel programs, sightseeing call Beokom service: 0800 110 011 The call is free of charge.
After touring the Kalemegdan and Fortress you can relax in the beautiful Belgrade Zoo, which is also located in the lower town.
Kalemegdan From The Air
3. The Victor
The Victor is one of the most visited tourist attraction in Belgrade. It was built in 1928 and is 14 meters high. The Victor is built to commemorate Serbia's liberation from 500 years Ottoman occupation. Monument and the plateau below it, visit over a day more than 5,000 tourists. The plateau stretches far the most beautiful view of Belgrade that will leave you breathless. Couples will especially enjoy this very romantic place.
4. Belgrade Zoo
If you love animals and want to relax in a natural environment, then don't miss the zoo. The zoo is located at the bottom of the Kalemegdan fortress, in the area known as Mali Kalemegdan. Belgrade Zoo was founded in 1936. Year. It quickly became a favorite place for Belgrade citizens and the Royal Family.
Today it is a modern and authentic zoo, which occupies 7 acres of land and therein is 211 animal species and 2,000 animals. There is also a large collection of albino animals like Albino Bengal tiger and albino lion.
OPENING HOURS: Belgrade Zoo is open every day of the year - depending on the season, cash in the winter works from 08 to 16:30 in summer from 08 to 20 hours. Closes 30 minutes after closing the cash register.
TICKET PRICES 2013:
- Children 3 - 15 years: the ticket price is 300 dinars (2.59 EUR)
- Older than 15 years: the fare is 400 dinars (3.45 EUR)
- School trips (more than 15 persons) ticket price is 250 dinars (2.16 EUR) per person
The right to free access feature
- Children up to 3 years
- Students of biology, veterinary science and art academies (the current index)
Take my word that the zoo will relax you and you'll be ready to move on Tour.
Tennis Center Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic Tennis Complex
5. Novak Djokovic's Tenins Complex
Novak Djokovic is from Serbia and it is very logical to have a tennis center in Belgrade.The tennis center is surrounded by Kalemegdan on one side and confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, on the other. At the tennis center there are fourteen courts, Novak Cafe and Red Bull pizzeria. Even if you are not a serious gamer or a fan of tennis, will not go wrong if you tour this place.
Right next to the tennis center is the Danube promenade from where you have a beautiful view of the confluence of the Sava River and the Danube. Along the riverside there are also numerous floating cafes, where you can close to the water, drink your favorite cocktail and enjoy the beautiful view.
Danube promenade from air
6. Botanical Garden Jevremovac
Belgrade has a lot of green areas, parks, forests, however, one stands out from the rest. It is a botanical garden. Located in the beautiful place, almost in the center of the city. The year 1889th the King Milan Obrenović donated the estate to the Botanical garden. At that place it remains today.
More than 120 years of botanical garden are a gathering place of couples in love, nature lovers and people looking for a little green oasis of peace. Botanical Garden covers an area of about 5 acres, where outdoors are more than 350 species of trees and shrubs, domestic, European and exotic plants, while total plant population now makes over 1500 different plants. Botanical Gardens include open area, conservatory and a Japanese garden.
Working hours in the garden:
On 01 April until 01 November 09 to 19
On 01 November until 01 April 09 to 18
The ticket price for individual visits is 150 dinars (1.30 EUR)
Serbia (Bradt Travel Guide)
Official web page,Tri sesira restaurant
There is one place in Belgrade, my personal favorite. A place that will fascinate all your senses. Somehow reminds me most of the Montmartre. Bohemian quarter, Skadarlija. Once upon a time it was Gypsy settlement, the abandoned field in front the city walls. At the end of the 19th century there were built brick buildings in which artists, the caterers and others moved. In 1872 the street was named Skadarska and the name stuck to this day. Skadarska Street is 400m long and connects the city center, Republic Square and Dorcol, the old part of the city. When you enter the Bohemian quarter, you feel like you're back 200 years
It is known that the actors (probably due to nervousness) do not eat anything before the show. The opportunity to grab a bite, and drink, just after the show, when it gets obvious and already close to midnight. Therefore, in Skadarlija sprouted many restaurants, some of the oldest in Belgrade. There are morning, waited for, the dawn artists who entered the history of Serbian culture.
Over the years worldwide celebrities visited famous restaurants in Skadarlija. Photos of their visit are still on the wall of the Tri Sesira restaurant. Some of them are: Alfred Hitchcock, Jimi Hendrix, Juan Carlos I of Spain, Josip Broz Tito, George H.W. Bush, Anatoly Karpov, Sandro Pertini...
Nowadays, Skadarlija is most prominent Belgrade tourist attraction. There are well-known restaurants, hotel, art galleries, antique and souvenir shops. Very often in the street, you can see dancers in traditional Serbian costumes, groups playing Serbian brass or traditional music. All this attracts more than 20.000 people daily, young couples, families with children.
Most famous restaurants, remains in the same place from the past time are: Tri šešira ("Three Hats"), Dva Jelena ("Two Deer"), Zlatni bokal ("The Golden Chalice"). In a restaurant Tri Sesira be sure to try cevapcic (grilled meat), sopska salata (Serbian salad) and Jelen draft beer. It will cost you not more than 10 euros. You will remember this.
Something About Serbian Cooking
Fifty-three recipes make up this Eastern European cookbook. Inside, find all types of traditional Serbian fare, including potato salad, lentil soup, and an assortment of pita dishes, as well as sauces and a multitude of delectable desserts, such as crème puffs, baklava, and crepes. Most Serbian cooking traditions are intertwined with the cultures of its neighboring countries. So, don't be surprised if some of these dishes seem similar to some of your own family's traditional recipes. Also, be prepared for some differences. In Serbia, lunch is the biggest meal of the day, while dinner happens to be the lightest, typically focusing on merely cold cuts and bread. Throw in an afternoon snack of a baked pastry and coffee and consider yourself a convert! Many of the recipes are vegetarian, but feel free to add your choice of meat to any dish.
Map of Belgrade
Things To Do In Belgrade
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I tried to represent you the most attractive destinations you should see in Belgrade for one or two days just by foot. If you have any questions or require any information regarding your stay in Belgrade, do not hesitate to ask me. Rather, I would be grateful as I will thus maintain the hub live and maybe I'll learn something new. Thank you.
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