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Belgrade, Serbia

 

 

 Panoramic view of Belgrade and confluence of Danube & Sava rivers

 

 


Belgrade, in Brief: 



Belgrade is the capital of the southeas
t European country of Serbia.

 

Nestled between the Sava and Danube Rivers, Belgrade is a gem of a city full of passion, finesse and grandiosity.

 

The heart of the city is filled with interesting bookshops, world-class restaurants, eclectic galleries and dazzling architecture, and the streets always seem to be filled with people.

 City's most significant landmark is Beogradska Tvrđava, an imposing fortress at the confluence of the Danube and the Sava rivers.

 
A testament to the city’s strategic importance to the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian and Austrian empires, the fortress is now the site of several museums and Kalemegdan, a vast park.

Belgrade has been destroyed and rebuilt countless times in its 2300 year history. Hence, there is a mishmash of architecture: socialist blocks, Art nouveau masterpieces, remnants of the Habsburg legacy and Ottoman relics.  

 

 

 

Top Must-See Places, Belgrade: 


· Wander around Kalemegdan Citadel 

· Explore Stari Grad, the evocative Old Town. It lies along Knez Mihailova, city's popular pedestrian street

· Visit the Gallery of Frescoes, where timeless art has been recreated down to the last scratch

· Gasp at the size of Sveti Sava, the world's biggest Orthodox church. At least This becomes obvious at least when you stand under its dome or looking at the city skyline from a distance 


· Promenade along the Dunav, (Danube river) to Zemun, 6 km of central Belgrade, the most southerly point of the Austro-Hungarian empire when the Turks ruled Belgrade

 

· Deep in Belgrade's soul are Museums which guard the cultural, religious and military heritage of the country. 

 

Belgrade is hailed by travelers for vivid museums. The National Museum is a must-see for everyone

 

The most noteworthy is The National Museum. It has over 400,000 works of art and artifacts that tell the fascinating story of Serbia's history and culture. 

The 34 galleries detail the country's artistic, historical, archeological and numismatic highlights, including everything from Roman relics to NATO military aircraft and masterpieces by Titian, Renoir, Matisse, Monet, van Gogh and other celebrated artists.

 

There really is something for everyone at the National Museum, and it takes at least a full day to browse the entire collection

 

 

 

Belgrade's cafe culture is second to none

 

 

Belgrade's cafe culture is second to none. 

The Belgrade population knows how to have a good time, and you will find people crowding into cafes and getting carried away on river cruises every day of the week.

 

Grandiose coffee houses, funky sidewalk ice creameries and smokey dens all find place along the pedestrian street of Knez Mihailova flanked by fascinating historical buildings all the way to ancient Kalemegdan Ciitadel crowning the city.

In true Balkan style, the streets are filled with cafes. Cafes all day. And just like everywhere else in the region, everyone in Belgrade goes for a walk in the evening — it’s the time to see and be seen.  

 

 

Key Stats:  


The official language of Serbia is Serbian

Belgrade Predominant Religion: Serbian Orthodox

Belgrade Currency: the official currency of Serbia is the Serbian Dinar

Belgrade Climate: Belgrade experiences four distinct seasons with moderate rainfall throughout the year. Winters are normally cold and with very few hours of sunlight while summer experience the most hours of sunlight and hot temperatures.

Population: 1.351 million (2012) 

 


Belgrade Main Attractions:
  

· Kalemegdan Fortress and Park

· Republic Square

· St. Sava Temple

 

Other Attractions in Belgrade:
 
· 
Zemun

· The Old Bohemian Quarter
 

· Ada Ciganlija