Belgrade Travel Guide

Belgrade Travel Guide

The capital city of Serbia in the Balkan region of the former Yugoslavia, in the region's long and colourful history. Belgrade sits on the banks of the Danube river that snakes all the way down through Eastern Europe to flow past Belgrade.

The centre of the tourist action can be found at the Kneza Mihalia, a typical European-styled pedestrian street lined with cafés curving northwest through the historic old town centre, popular with tourists. This is a great place for tourists to pull up a chair and grab a drink to take in the atmosphere and soak up the hustle and bustle of a town revitalized with new energy after suffering long hardships.

Belgrade Tourist Attractions

Belgrade has some beautiful historical buildings of interest to visitors. The 19th century Palace of Princess Ljubica is a good example of what regional opulence once was, and inside the palace period furniture and art adorn the walls and carpets to give a truly authentic feel for what the time would have been like for a royal.

Other great historical sites to visit are the Kalemegdan Citadel, the Yugoslav parliament buildings, St Alexander Nevsky Church and the National Museum. The Ethnographical Museum is worth a visit to view the area's history, and includes artefacts such as a collection of folkloric costumes. Belgrade has its own marathon each year drawing thousands of runners. The Bohemian quarter of Skadarlija was built in the 19th century and shares a common bond with other Eastern European cities like Budapest or Prague, where the old town streets are lined with cosy cafés and shops and the cobbles are plied daily with performers, dancers and other forms of entertainment.

Belgrade is a safe place to travel and one of the nicest ways to get around and see all of the Belgrade tourist attractions is by hiring a car, which can usually be picked up at the airport.