14 fantastic places to see in Belgrade
Belgrade is a fabulous riverside capital of Serbia, whose name means the White City. It can boast of numerous historical monuments, museums and art galleries, shopping centres, theatres, cinemas, concerts and sports events. Above all, it warmly welcomes its visitors.
#1 Belgrade Fortress
overlooks the confluence of the two rivers, the Sava and the Danube. It is surrounded by extraordinary Kalemegdan Park. The fortress dates back to the Turkish rule in the Balkans. It is a quiet oasis in the central urban area.
#2 Knez Mihailova Street
Knez Mihailova Street is a one-kilometre long pedestrian area in the city centre. The stunning old buildings stretch along both sides of the street. Many of them house posh shops.
#3 Republic Square
one of the central city squares, is home to the National Museum and the National theatre. The Statue of Prince Michael on the horse proudly reminds of Serbian history.
#4 The Temple of Saint Sava belgrade
The Temple of Saint Sava on the Vracar Plateau shelters the presumed location of St Sava’s grave. This monumental Orthodox church is a real gem among Eastern churches.
#5 The National Museum
The National Museum, established in 1844, is the largest and the oldest Belgrade’s museum. The building is a Monument of Culture of Great Importance. The museum’s collection includes several hundreds of pieces of art, including foreign masterpieces.
#6 The Nikola Tesla Museum
The Nikola Tesla Museum attracts visitors of all ages. They can learn about the life of the great scientist and see numerous amazing technical exhibits and instruments.
#7 The White Palace
The White Palace is the residence of the royal family Karadjordjevic. The lavish garden and meticulously decorated interior with English Georgian and Russian antiques still preserve the spirit of the most glorious days of the former kingdom.
#8 National Assembly of Serbia
On the contrary, the Old Palace used to be the royal residence of the Obrenovic royal family. Nowadays, it is home to the City Assembly of Belgrade, opposite the magnificent building of the National Assembly of Serbia.
#9 Farmers’ Market Kalenic
Serbia is well-known for the produce and Farmers’ Market Kalenic is certainly the best place to enjoy smells, colours and shapes of locally grown fruit, vegetables and flowers.
#10 the House of Flowers
For visitors interested in more recent history, the House of Flowers is an excellent place to learn about the socialist era of the country. Lying in the most distinguished neighbourhood of Belgrade, Dedinje, the white marble of Josip Broz Tito’s mausoleum still attracts many visitors.
#11 The Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art in the neighbourhood of Usce is a masterpiece itself. It is home to more than 35,000 works of art, with international contemporary exhibitions.
#12 Jevremovac Botanical Garden
Jevremovac Botanical Garden is a hideaway in the most urban neighbourhood of Belgrade. With Japanese garden, lovely trees, fragrant roses and other flowers and flowing water, visitors can spend some great time there. The large greenhouse shelters exotic tropical plants.
#13 public park of Tasmajdan
The public park of Tasmajdan is located in the very heart of the city. This brilliant place also allows visitors to enter the outstanding St Mark’s Church.
#14 Ada Ciganlija
A river island in the Sava River, Ada Ciganlija has artificially been turned into a peninsula. It is one of the most popular recreational areas in the city with beaches and sports facilities.