Belgrade is known for its diverse content that all generations can enjoy. We present you 20 things you must try when you come to the Serbian capital!
1. Arrange a meeting “At the Horse”
There is a monument to Prince Mihailo on the Republic Square, which is the most famous meeting place among Belgraders. If you want to meet someone in the center of the capital, invite them to a meeting “At the Horse”. On this famous plateau, you can see people standing and waiting at any time of the day, searching for a special someone through the crowds and looking forward to the upcoming socializing.
2. Explore Gardoš
Throughout history, the medieval fortress on the right bank of the Danube in Zemun is known as Gardoš. It is located on the very hill of this part of the city, where the old town used to be. Narrow cobbled streets, and ground-floor houses have been preserved with the atmosphere of the former life of Zemun. The symbol of this settlement is the Gardoš tower, which dates back to the 19th century, when the Hungarians celebrated 1000 years since they moved to Europe.
3. Take a walk through Knez Mihailova Street
When visiting Belgrade, it is obligatory to walk along the most famous street in Belgrade, Knez Mihailova. As the smell of freshly popped popcorn spreads through the air and the chatter of the people, and the tapping of their shoes sound like a melody, you will discover the true spirit of Belgrade! Visit one of the many shops along the street or have lunch at one of the famous restaurants.
4. Experience the bohemian spirit of Skadarlija
Full of life, loud laughter, love in the air. Along Skadarska Street there are numerous famous restaurants such as Dva jelena, Tri šešira, Kod dva bela goluba, Ima dana, Skadarlija, Zlatni bokal. By visiting some of these cafes, you will experience a special atmosphere and enjoy a wide selection of national cuisine. You will have the opportunity to enjoy live tavern music. You can often meet many Serbian artists that perform plays and monologues.
5. Take a walk along the promenade of Belgrade Waterfront
With its size, beauty and innovative buildings, Belgrade on the Water has managed to become a new heart and a recognizable symbol of Belgrade. Tucked between the two famous rivers Danube and Sava, Belgrade Waterfront offers interesting content. Enjoy the Sava promenade, various restaurants and the largest shopping center in Belgrade – Galerija Waterfront.
6. Watch the sunset from Kalemegdan Fortress
The most romantic part of Belgrade, Kalemegdan, is an ideal place for an evening walk with a loved one, enjoying the view that extends to the whole of Belgrade. This scene can be seen only from this fortress – the sunset that floods the mouths of two rivers, the Danube and the Sava.
7. Have a drink on the quay
Belgrade boasts several riverside promenades. Quay near Ušće, quay Oslobođenja, Zemun quay, quay on the Sava, Danube quay on Dorćol, Sava promenade, etc. Take a walk along the river and have a drink on one of the rafts located on these quays.
8. Enjoy nature in one of the parks
Our capital has many parks that offer peace and entertainment to visitors. Some of them are: Tasmajdan, Topčider, Kalemegdan, Šumice, Zvezdara, Zemun Park… There are many possibilities, it’s up to you to decide.
9. Visit the Botanical Garden
Visit the Botanical Garden “Jevremovac” and its phenomenal Japanese Garden. Enjoy the shade as the asphalt melts around you and cars hum.
10. Cruise the Sava and the Danube
To feel the true spirit of a city built at the confluence of two rivers, treat yourself to an unforgettable cruise. The beautiful view of all parts of the city by the river and the sound of the waves will surely leave a special impression on everyone who embarks on this adventure.
11. Discover the cultural spirit of Belgrade
Visit some of the famous museums that Belgrade offers: the Nikola Tesla Museum, the National Museum, the Museum of Yugoslav History, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Aviation Museum and the Museum of Illusions. Also, numerous theaters with their diverse repertoires promise entertainment for all generations. Choose among Narodno, BDP, JDP, Atelje 212, theater on Terazije and Savija.
12. Visit magnificent religious sites
Cathedral in the city center, Church of St. Mark on Tasmajdan, Church of St. Sava in Vracar, Church of the Rosary on Kalemegdan…
13. See the largest sports – recreational – cultural center in the form of a peninsula
Ada Ciganlija offers a wide range of sports and recreational activities, as well as water activities.
Here you can organize a sports day and enjoy sports such as football, basketball, volleyball. You can also choose adrenaline sparking activities, such as water skiing, rock climbing, badge jumping and the like. After all, you can just sunbathe and swim, make a barbecue, walk, ride a bike or rollerblades and more.
14. Have a day in the nature in Košutnjak
The forest of Belgrade, Kosutnjak, is an ideal place for a picnic in nature. All you need is a sunny day, food and good company. Enjoy the fact that you are in nature and yet in the city.
15. Climb the Avala Tower
One of the most beautiful symbols of Belgrade and an unmistakable sign that you are approaching the capital of Serbia was built twice, in the 1960s and the first years of this century. Visit Belgrade’s Mount Avala and let the beautiful view from the tower take your breath away.
16. Enjoy a sunny day in the gardens of the cafe
If you want to feel like a real Belgrader, spend a sunny Sunday afternoon in the garden of one of the famous Belgrade cafes and enjoy a cup of good espresso.
17. Try Brandy
Brandy is a traditional Serbian drink that you must try. It is available in a cafe, cafe, club, but it is best to visit the Rakia bar.
18. Lunch in Serbian style
A real Serbian lunch is waiting for you in one of the traditional cafes. Their symbol is checkered tablecloths, and there are plenty of them in our capital. Quality, delicious food and a good time in the spirit of traditional Belgrade are guaranteed.
19. Go for the famous cake in the hotel “Moscow”
There is only one original “Moscow cake” and you can try it in one of the oldest Belgrade hotels on Terazije Square. Hotel Moskva withstood all tests of time, which made it a place that gathers the chosen Belgrade society and over the years deservedly took the place as the symbol of this part of the city.
20. Experience Belgrade at night
Belgrade is the Balkan capital of nightlife. Take an evening out and visit the rafts on the quays, and in the city, the Savamala district or Cetinjska Street. These are the places with the most clubs and bars in the city.
Hotel Joy5 is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, at the perfect starting point for touring the city and trying everything Belgrade has to offer!
Joy 5 Hotel
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