Belgrade

Belgrade is an old city that has seen many wars and has passed through many rulers and nations throughout its existence. Each historical events has left some trace on it, whether in ruins, in architecture, in art or culture.

The capital city of Serbia, it was founded by Celts in the third century BC. There are many, many things to see and do in Belgrade – its food, drinks, and especially nightlife are all well-known. But here are a couple of locales anyone can visit and enjoy, no matter if they are there to party, or on a somber business trip.

  1. Kalemegdan

The foundations of this fortress have been laid by Roman legions in ancient times, and it has since represented the last line of defense against conquering forces, all thanks to its strategically strong position at the very estuary of the two great rivers – the Sava and the Danube.

The Kalemegdan fortress was conquered and destroyed several times during the course of history, only to be rebuilt again, each time stronger than before. Today, it represents many different things for many different people. It is a popular recreation area, a beautiful viewpoint from where you can enjoy the view of the rivers, and above all – a place that evokes history in every part of it.

  1. Avala

Avala is a small mountain that overlooks Belgrade and is a beloved picnicking spot for many locals. It is also a place of great historical and cultural significance, with many monuments, including the monument to the Unknown Hero, a monument to Soviet war veterans, and many others in its Memorial Park. Because of its close proximity to the city, it’s also a popular destination for hiking lovers.

  1. Skadarlija

A Bohemian area right in the center of Belgrade, its unique spirit is preserved with great care to this day – the street is still paved with cobblestone that once covered all of Belgrade and in the evening all the taverns and restaurants opened and light up the entire street with lanterns from their gardens.

Today’s Skadarlija Street is not only beautiful and rich with old-fashioned tradition, but also the home of some of Belgrade’s most famous hotels and restaurants. In it, you can regularly see and listen to bands that, dressed in folk attire, perform traditional folk music.

  1. Knez Mihajla Street

This is undoubtedly the most famous pedestrian zone in Belgrade and it leads right up to the Kalemegdan fortress. It’s the main pedestrian street in Belgrade and naturally, there are a huge number of shops, cafes, and restaurants in it. The area is always full of life any time; day or night and there is always something interesting to find there – street performances, museum exhibitions or gatherings that usually happen on the Republic square near the very beginning of the street.

  1. The Nikola Tesla Museum

Nikola Tesla, the inventor, and engineer, is certainly one of the most interesting and well-known Serbs. He was an unusual person who has had a lot of eccentricities and strange habits. His life was marked by many discoveries, a great rivalry with Thomas Edison, and a constant struggle for the world to accept his discoveries – which were often far ahead of their time. The museum is located in the center of Belgrade and is the perfect place for anyone who wants to learn something interesting about this great inventor.

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