Belgrade

Belgrade is one of the oldest European cities and is the capital of Serbia. The city lies on the banks of Savu, a tributary of the Danube, with a population of approximately 1.756.534 residents. Belgrade is a separate administrative unit in the country and has its own autonomous Government for the city, which is divided into 17 districts.The city lasts from the time of the Celts, though the bombing went out the rich history of the place. The long history of Belgrade seem to architecture, which varies from Ottoman and Byzantine buildings until romantic and neoclassical in older districts. The long-suffering but this city continues to reflect a special atmosphere and a liveliness. remains alive both day and night, with a strong cultural movement and for this reason the "Berlin call of the Balkans".

Attractions

The Belgrade Fortress (Kalemegdan): This is the Citadel of Belgrade, thanks to its strategic location, close to the city centre. On top of a hill, at a height of 125,5 m., Fort standing there for centuries and is the heart and the oldest part of the city. The city's population once lived within the walls of the Fort. Divided into 4 sections, it is worth to explore and see the Tower from which the Turks caught King Lithograph and thrown in the river Danube, the Orthodox churches, the Park, the Zoo, the War Museum and the Museum of forestry and hunting. There is the monument of gratitude to France, in honor of the French who helped the Serbs during the first World War.

Temple of Saint Sava: The Holy Temple of St. Sava, the largest Orthodox Church in the world, dedicated to Saint Sava, founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church and an important person during the medieval era. The imposing church built exclusively of offers and it is said that it was built up to the point where the Saint was buried. Great impression causes the dome of the temple, which was placed in 1989 and is a great achievement, because it weighs 4,000 tons.

Square of the Republic: In the square are some of the most famous buildings and landmarks of the city. There stands out in 1882 and the bronze statue of Prince Michael onto the horse, created by the Italian sculptor Enrico Pazzi. The statue was constructed in memory of the great victory of Prince against the Turks in the 19th century and the release of the last 7 cities. City names are engraved on plaques and Michael's hand pointing in Constantinople, the path should follow.

River Island Ada: Although Belgrade has a beach and one of the largest urban beaches of Europe, artificially created the island Ada on the banks of the Sava River. The Green Island, joined with the coast and attracts and favorite place of the inhabitants. The ' Hawaii of Belgrade ", whatever they call it, is very organized and has a lifeguard, café, restaurants, floating bar, sports facilities, canoeing and walking paths. Climb the small coaster, offered to guide you on the artificial island, making the rounds of.

Museums

National Museum was founded in 1844 and hosts 34 exhibitions, such as: archaeological, numismatics, mediaeval, typical art collection, from significant periods of the country, but also of Europe. Still has an outstanding collection of more than 400,000 items.

Ethnographic Museum: The Ethnographic Museum of the city presents a representative collection of traditional costumes and handicrafts with love for tradition.

Military Museum in the courtyard of the Museum screens all the bitter memories of the city of Belgrade, with tracks of tanks, cannonballs, military vehicles and machine guns.

Move

The city is not particularly large and if you wish, you can move comfortably on foot. Yet the town has bus, trolleybus, tram and local old-fashioned red rail network which connects Belgrade with the suburbs, with 6 lines and 41 stations. Comfortable taxi you will find, just have in mind that it costs a bit.

Hotels

In Belgrade will find and new luxury hotels, totally interwoven with the atmosphere of the new Belgrade, but also more modern with absolute functionality, close in most parts of the city.

Fun

In old Belgrade, you'll see most of the sights. Neoclassic buildings, shops, galleries and old taverns compose a beautiful backdrop. The ambitious new town, it has huge skyscrapers and large shopping centers. Visit the Belgrade Zoo, parks, lyrical scenes and enjoy a walk in the beautiful stone pedestrian street Skadarlija, along with locals. The area has a café, restaurants, antique shops and souvenirs. Discover the scenic capital listening local Balkan music from musical groups and see the show on the road by artists with traditional clothes. The way the Serb looks quite fun with him. You will find countless café and floating bars and clubs in Belgrade's nightlife, offering many suggestions for good fun. The city offers interesting music scene, from rock, jazz, Balkan rhythms, turbo folk, Gypsy melodies,  amanedes from Turkey and brass bands. Every August, the city Beer Festival, where among many tags, you have the opportunity to taste local and foreign beers, listen to various music concerts and take part in competitions, in one of the most popular festivals in Europe.

Flavours

In addition to the many kafanes, you'll encounter everywhere and have traditional Serbian meal, the city has many other good restaurants. Will try the local cheese hamburger Kajmak, traditional Pljeskavica and the local kebab, with very good and special beers. Their food has a lot of meat, almost all olive oil, a few vegetables and many legumes. The kitchen is a little heavy, but very tasty. Next to the River will taste fresh fish with the best entertainment, the favorite place of foreign visitors.  From the city there is no shortage of restaurants-pizzerias with excellent pastas, Thai, luxury and other restaurants with fine international cuisine.

Shopping Guide 

In Belgrade you will find basically big malls. Local markets with traditional products, memorabilia and souvenirs, you'll find in most squares and the most tourist places of the city.

 

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