Belgrade is the capital of the Republic of Serbia.
Various styles of architecture dominate throughout the city. It is being recognized as a cultural and nightlife hotspot in Southern Europe and becoming a must-see destination. Belgrade has a reputation of a vibrant nightlife city and many clubs throughout the city are open until dawn. The most recognizable nightlife features of Belgrade are the rafts (splavovi) located along the banks of the Sava and the Danube Rivers.
Belgrade city center is moderate in size, but cosy. Everything between Kalemegdan, Knez Mihajlova Street and Skadarska Street is best to be visited on foot.
Kalemegdan – Belgrade Fortress. Once an important military fortress, it is now the central park of Belgrade. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers and the statue of Pobednik (Victor) is one of the symbols of Belgrade. There are several cafés, tennis and basketball courts, museums and an observatory.
Knez Mihailova Street is the main pedestrian area in Belgrade. It is crowded during the day and night and it is considered to be a shopping district by the locals.
Republic Square (Main Square) is the main meeting point in the city, right next to statue of Mihailo Obrenovic, National Theater, National Museum and Knez Mihailova Street. It is the best place to enjoy a cup of coffee and a great view.
Skadarlija – Bohemian quarter is a famous pedestrian area full of traditional Serbian restaurants and cafés that still keep the old Belgrade atmosphere. A lot of restaurants have live bands playing the old Belgrade music in the evenings.
Srpskih vladara (Kralja Milana) street, connects Belgrade Fortress, Knez Mihailova street and Republic Square with Slavija Square and The Saint Sava Temple, which is one of the largest Orthodox temples in the world. As you walk, you will see Terazije Fountain, Hotel Moskva, The Old Royal Palace, following the New Palace, and Yugoslav Drama Theater.
The Old Royal Palace at Nikola Pasic Sqaure was built in 1881 and it was the residence of Serbian kings. It is now used as a Town Hall.
The White Palace is a mansion which is a part of the Royal Compound. It is located in Dedinje which is exclusive high-brow area of Belgrade.
The New Palace is located next to Тhe Old Royal Palace. It was built between 1911 and 1922, as the residence of King Petar Karadjordjevic I.
The National Assembly of Serbia is located across the Old Royal Palace, at Nikola Pasic Sqaure.
Gardosh Hill is located in Belgrade’s municipality of Zemun, on the right bank of the Danube. Zemun is a historical and authentic part of Belgrade with a lot of beautiful narrow and cobblestone streets, houses and old churches. At the top of the hill, there is a tower “Sibinjanin Janko” (or Millennium Tower) 36 meters tall, which was opened in 1896, with a gallery and an amazing view on the river and Belgrade. On the river, there are numerous traditional restaurants that offer fresh and delicious fish dishes.
Ada Ciganlija is a river island located in the Sava River in Belgrade. It is one of the biggest recreational zones in Belgrade offerining various sports facilities and courts and 7 km long beach which is very popular and crowded in the summertime. In addition, Ada Island has over 70 restaurants, bars and cafés as well as a café-cinema.
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