Urban Capital of Balkans
“Belgrade, Europe’s Latest Urban Success Story”
New York Times
“Whoever had the luck to wake up in Belgrade this morning, may consider he achieved enough for today. Any further insisting on something more, would be immodest”
If you have not been to Belgrade, this city will surprise you. “Berlin of the Balkans”, “City with energy of New York”, “Urban capital of cool”. As “the most perspective city in Europe”, Belgrade is a hip dynamic city which embraces visitors from all around the world.
City of Culture, Inspiration, Sports and Festivals, Serbian capital is an exciting mixture of rich and diverse history, architecture and urban spirit. With some of the most attractive locations, Belgrade Fortress – the oldest cultural and historical monument, Skadarlija –bohemian quarter in the city center, Knez Mihailova Street; Old and New Palace, Federal Parliament, Temple of St. Sava, Zemun and many others, Belgrade makes the cultural center of South East Europe.
Eclectic in the architecture testifies about its rich historical heritage which can be seen on every step, while diverse event calendar makes Serbian Capital a true metropolis in this part of Europe. Central city area reveals some of the most recognizable attractions: from the Republic Square, along the Knez Mihailova Street to the Belgrade Fortress, where the viewpoint to the Confluence of Danube and Sava will take your breath away. Magnificent Temple of Saint Sava dominates at the sophisticated area of Vracar, Dorcol is known for true local experience, while Savamala represents an urban quart and hub for contemporary arts and design. Crossing the bridge over Sava, one enters a completely different world of New Belgrade and Zemun.
The Republic Square is literally the epicenter of the city, being surrounded by the National Theatre and National Museum, but it is best known for the statue of Prince Mihailo on the horse, which is the most popular meeting place of Belgradians. Knez Mihailova Street is the pedestrian area that unifies the beautiful architecture, and leads towards the Belgrade Fortress and Kalemegdan Park, while on the other way leads to Terazije, and famous Terazijska česma, The Belgrade Fortress and the Kalemegdan Park together represent a cultural monument of exceptional importance, and an open-air museum of Belgrade history. The fortress overlooks the confluence of the Sava river into the Danube and that very spot, next to the statue Pobednik (The Victor), is probably the most beautiful lookout in Belgrade.
Insider tips: Enjoy the view from the Belgrade Fortress; walk down Knez Mihailova or Skadarska street; indulge your senses in one of our national restaurants with domestic dishes, wines and music that will undoubtedly make you dance; visit some of the bars, night & disco clubs where the entertainment lasts till dawn and just when you start feeling like you want to lie down, smell of fresh coffee will invite you back. Enjoy the rivers, parks, museums, theatres…and make sure to schedule your visit around some of many events in Belgrade.