While Belgrade’s rich history makes itself reminded throughout the city, most notably in the old Belgrade Fortress, Belgrade features an abundance of cultural attractions and a wide range of events that draw visitors from across Europe.
As one of Europe’s oldest cities, located at the crossroads of the East and West, the capital of Serbia is an incredibly rich mosaic of different cultures, influences and styles with a mysterious and exotic atmosphere.
European but with oriental influences, Belgrade is a great weekend break, with tons of interesting sights and attractions, splendid architecture, a fast-paced nightlife, great and affordable shopping, as well as a thriving cultural scene.
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The life at the ridge over the confluence of the Sava and Danube has lasted for over two millenniums. The core of today’s two million agglomerations is the Belgrade Fortress and the Kalemegdan Park. They form a unique spatial entity with clearly visible remains of the Fortress divided into Upper and Lower Town, with two distinct styles – elements of medieval architecture combined with dominant baroque solutions typical for the 18th century.
The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace was built between 1924 and 1929, on orders by King Alexander I, as the official royal residence. It is designed in the Serbian-Byzantine style, surrounded by pergolas, park terraces, pools, a pavilion and a concert terrace. Located on the ridge of a hill, it provides a magnificent view of Dedinje posh and exclusive part of Belgrade, the Košutnjak forest, Topčider and Avala.
Once a separate city, Zemun is nowadays known as a romantic and poetic part of Belgrade on the river Danube. In its Main street (Glavna ulica), it has a Homeland museum and Madlenianum Opera and Theatre.
The bank of the Danube where Zemun is situated, Zemunski kej, is a kilometres long promenade, with barges-cafés, amusement park and formerly largest hotel in Belgrade, now Grand Casino.
Bike tours in Belgrade
iBikeBelgrade and iBikeNoviSad offer easy-going, fun, cheap and interesting guided bicycle tours through Belgrade and Novi Sad. If you want to discover Belgrade, the best way to do it is by bike. All iBike-guides are young, cool and nice people who know everything about their city but who will not bore you with facts and history. The tours will give you an insight in the (recent) history of the city and will also tell about how people live there now.
Knez Mihailova & Republic Square
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.