Get to know one of the largest and most beautiful cities in Serbia – its capital city Belgrade and discover why it is considered to be the most exciting city of the Southeast Europe! What makes our city unique, aside from the rich historic content, is the amazing atmosphere felt as soon as you set foot in Belgrade. Relaxed and casual Belgrade mentality certainly contributes to it, but so do the distinct architecture, rhythm of the everyday life, local gastronomy and of course rich night life described as affordable and diverse by the foreigners.
Should you decide to embark on an adventure through the city or if you are interested in seeing what it’s like to be a Belgradian for a day, we suggest the following places you must see and of course culinary specialties you must try if you decide on this destination.
Many believe that the best way to get to know the heartbeat of a city and the mentality of its people is to sit in local cafés with the usual crowd that gathers there. If this statement is to be believed, that the best example of that is the smallest and the most crowded municipality in Belgrade – Vracar. In this municipality the great Church of Saint Sava was built, the largest orthodox church in Balkan and one of the main trademarks of Vracar and Belgrade. After visiting the church stay in the heart of Vracar and come by the café 4/6 which is located at Milesevska St, order your coffee and simply blend in with the residents of this part of the city. You’ll surly wish to come back…
Knez Mihajlova St.
The main pedestrian street in Belgrade located between Terazije Square and Kalemegdan Park, full of cafés and boutiques, Knez Mihajlova St. never sleeps. As the epicenter of culture and history, it was declared as one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets in the Eastern Europe. Among the leading stores and cafés, this street also contains the French Culture Center, National Theatre, National Museum, the Republic Square and many other historic buildings. Aside from the cultural significance, this street is the favorite place to visit for the residents of Belgrade where you can experience the mixture of modern and fast urban atmosphere all around.
Dorcol is a Turkish word meaning four roads. As one of the oldest city quarters, Dorcol was known as the Danube city, inhabited in the time of Ottoman Empire, aside from Turkish craftsmen, by Greek, Armenian and Serbian merchants. Today, Dorcol is called the Belgrade Manhattan because it is filled with galleries, cafés, restaurants, night clubs and live music locations. The best known street in Dorcol is Strahinjica Bana as the center of all events where you must visit if you wish to be seen.
Located at the very heart of Stari Grad, tucked between the old buildings, Skadarska St. is one of a kind. This narrow and steep street with cobble stone from the Turkish period will enchant you as soon as you lay eyes on it with its lively appearance. Many artists, actors, poets and painters gathered in the oldest kafanas in Belgrade located in this bohemian quarter at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Aside from the renowned restaurants where you can taste the local Serbian cuisine, you can always enjoy the sound of the old city music.
One of the most significant cultural and historic sights, dominated by the Belgrade fortress, located above the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube and the place of many stories, events and mysteries is certainly Kalemegdan. This fortress is the most impressive landmark of Belgrade dating from the 2nd century AD. Remnants of a settlement on which this landmark is located date back to Neolith, when earth walls were made. Every army, nation and conqueror traversing through this area left their mark, which is why Belgrade fortress can proudly show several parts made by: Romans, Serbs, Turks, Austro-Hungarians, and destroyed by Goths, Huns, Avars and Slavs. Sometime during those unstable times, an Ancient city Singidunum rose beside it, constructed on the same white ridge which gave it its name Belgrade = White city. The largest and most beautiful park in Belgrade is divided into Upper and Lower City and the field in front of the fortress which was called Kalemegdan in time of Turkish rule, from the words kale meaning the city and megdan which is Turkish word meaning field. The beauty and energy of this place can be truly felt only when you set foot there. Each part of this landmark breathes mystery and untold stories which will forever remain secret. If you were always drawn to the mystique towers and fortresses, you must visit Kalemegdan because this place has extraordinary energy which has stood the test of time.
Belgradians find shelter from the hot summer days on Ada Ciganlija – island on the river Sava which was made into a peninsula by creating a dam on the river in 1967. This way Lake Sava was created which was, due to its popularity and large number of visitors, often called Belgrade’s sea. During the summer, numerous manifestations are held at Ada Ciganlija, entertaining, cultural and sport ones. The lake is suitable for swimming, rowing, kayaking and other water sports, which is why Ada Ciganlija is to host of many such world and local championships in these sports. At the Belgrade Sea, aside from swimming, you can enjoy numerous cafes and restaurants located at this peninsula. Once the Sun sets and it grows dark, the atmosphere at Ada Ciganlija changes and you can exchange your afternoon coffee for a night out and enjoy the rhythm of familiar music.
Belgrade terminal, Beton hall and Savamala
One of the main terminals in Belgrade and home to popular night outs, festivals and tourist attractions. It is located at the shores of Sava, below the Branko’s bridge, at Karadjordjeva St. with an amazing view to the Kalemegdan fortress. It is a gate through which you enter into Belgrade. A popular place under the name Beton hall is a favorite place of both Belgradians and tourists in desire of hedonistic content. Here, you’ll find a wide range of top-notch, sophisticated restaurants with a lovely view of the river, opened during the day and at night.
Each city has an urban part where the selected crew gathers and where only certain manifestations are held. Savamala is currently one of those places, called by many a hipster part of town due to numerous music locations and funky bars. How significant this part of town is for Belgrade is shown in the fact that is was voted as one of the 12 best quarters in Europe. Thanks to Savamala, Belgrade can keep up with some of the world’s best cities, such as Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome… On this list, Belgrade was placed second.
If you wish to spend a day in nature and breathe fresh air, you don’t have to leave Belgrade. At close vicinity of Topcider park, the oldest park in Serbia and Prince Milos’s residence, the then residence of the Obrenovic dynasty, there is a park-forest Kosutnjak. It is spread over the area of 330ha, at the altitude of 250m. Numerous tracks cut through this deciduous and evergreen forest where Belgradians are often seen on their morning runs. There are two special complexes in Kosutnjak: the Pioneer city, a sports and recreation center and Film city with a complex of ateliers and other facilities and devices for movie production. Sports and recreation center Kosutnjak has football fields, athletics championships, volleyball, basketball, handball, five open and one closed pools. At Kosutnjak Salomon Off-Road races are held, as well as race challenges. For skiing lovers, there are summer and winter skiing slopes at Kosutnjak. Also, at Kosutnjak, aside from the numerous options presented above, there are many great restaurants and cafes where you can finish your stay with a family lunch or a cup of coffee with the greatest view in the city.
Located on the right side of Danube river, close to the confluence of Sava into Danube, Zemun and its surroundings have always represented a tourist soul of Belgrade. This picturesque part of the city has a special atmosphere and intact ambient which is why it is still an oasis of peace and the center of artistic and bohemian life, where time slows down. Its authentic beauty, aside from many historic sights and monuments, is also held in Great War Island, a bird reservation and an oasis of green, as well as on the pearly beach of Lido.
Old stories say that Gardos, the most popular part of Zemun, was a settlement where fishermen, craftsmen and grocers lived, and it has kept its original ambient to this day. Winding streets are characterized by small, low buildings, some still made of pies, and two central buildings – Nicholas Orthodox Church and the remnants of the middle fortress with the Millennium tower. This settlement is located at the top of one of three hill which make the historical heart of the entire area and is worth the time necessary to climb to its top. Famous Gardos tower is its main sight, however the view of Belgrade below is said to be breathtaking. Anyway, if you are a hedonist and you know how to enjoy, we suggest you visit the Zemun’s quay because, beside its fantastic atmosphere and history at every corner, this part of the city also has numerous rafts and shacks with the best river fish and sounds of tamburica.
We also organize transportation of our guests from and to the Belgrade airport Nikola Tesla in comfortable vehicles. Our polite staff will great you at the terminal, carry your luggage and bring you to the desired address. All information in relation to payment and booking of transfer can be acquired at the reception.
Reservations – Clubbing
Discover the amazing night life and get to know the best Belgrade clubs and restaurants – 365 days per year, all 7 days a week. We offer complete organization of night outs, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, all type of reservations and VIP places, with transportation to the desired destination.