Favorite thing: This is a part of Belgrade which is located north of the river. Well people living there claim its not part of belgrade, but Ill put it on my belgrade page anyway.
I went there about 2 weeks ago, the weather wasnt too well but I got some nice shots anyway from a place called Gardos. it has a great view over Sava river.
It's not too far from town, but very different from the usual Belgrade arcitecture. Zemun used to be Austria- hungarian so therefore the architecture is influenced by that period, while Belgrade was turkish.
Favorite thing: This is the place where people meet in town. Its a statue of Knez Mihajlo, which is also name of the big pedestrian area in Belgrade.
The statue normally goes by the name Konj ( horse) and people meet kod konja( by the horse.
a scroll on knez mihailova
Favorite thing: all the days and nights we've scrolled up and down knez mihailova , just feeling the atmosphere and looking at the people and all the stuff u can buy .. eat popcorn and ending up at kalemegdan standing at the edge looking over Novi Beograd and Zemun.
Events in Belgrade-"The Cross Of Honour" Swimming
Favorite thing: It is traditional event which take place at Ada Ciganlija. The point is to take out from the water the icy Cross. It is held at January the 19th.
In the Orthodox cultures it is Bogojavljanje ( Epiphany ) day.
Events in Belgrade-BELEF
Favorite thing: Belgrade Summer Festival-different events like plays, exhibitions, concerts held at different spots in the city, usually in the outdoors like fortresses, streets, squares, the river banks...
The time of the event is July and August.
Events in Belgrade-"The Street of Open Heart"
Favorite thing: The Street of Open Heart is held in Svetogorska Street on January the 1st. In fact, it is the New Year Carnival. The highlights of the event is the participation of the actors from Atelje 212 Belgrade Theatre .
Gastronomy Guide- grilled meat
Favorite thing: When you come in Serbia you will be very satisfied with our meals, especially with grilled meat.
Serbian grilled meat specialties have become a symbol of domestic cuisine with CEVAPCICI at the top of the list (minced shoulder pot is put on ice and subsequently formed into finger-like pieces and grilled. They are served with chopped onion.
MIXED MEAT is the synonym for supreme pleasure in grill. Actually, the dish is a combination of different kinds of meat specialties: æevapèiæi, beef burgers, meatballs with cheese, sausages, pork chops, fine lean meat on skewers and steaks. Since grilled meet is best when absolutely fresh and smoking hot from the grill, the so-called TRAIN of LESKOVAC has been invented. Your appetite is the sole measure of the number of "boxcars" You start with two or three æevapèiæi, and here a burger comes before you even managed to toast with an ice-cold spritzer. Then, a steaming sausage arrives! With homemade bread the train goes on. Keep in mind that you are the one to say which boxcar is to be the last!
KARAÐORÐE ESCALOPE is named after Karaðorðe - the leader of the First Serbian rebellion against the Turks. It cannot be said with certainty whether this escalop was his favorite, but it is definitely very popular now. A veal escalop is stuffed with kaymak, rolled, then soaked in beaten eggs, breaded and deep fried. It is served with sauce tartar. Good red wine will accompany it nicely.
- Food and Dining
Favorite thing: All book lovers, the end of October is perfect time to visit Belgrade! It's the time when Belgrade International Book Fair (Medjunarodni Beogradski Sajam Knjiga) takes place.
Here you can find a great number of books, Serbian or in some other languages, under the same roof!
- Arts and Culture
Favorite thing: A lovely park at the confluence of Sava river into the Danube! This particular view is the alley where every important person from the world politics planted a tree in the post WWII area, during Tito's time.
Sv. Vasilije Ostroški
Favorite thing: The church of St. Vasilije Ostroški is situated on Novi Beograd (New Belgrade), at Bežanijska kosa. It is rather new, completed only couple of years ago. I live nearby. :)
It's a pretty weird, unusual church, completely round and with an isolated thin tower, not resembling Orthodox arxhitecture at all, but I guess that the novelty in religious architecture is becoming popular around Serbia.
This is my grrrrrreat friend Sylvia (Skipka at VT) in front of it last summer.
Favorite thing: The Tourist info is very helpfull and they speak English very well. They are an example for many other tourist information agencies. You can get free maps here and they give you the additional "where are we & what you must see nearby talk" without asking.
The Tourist info can be found in the main hall of the train station and at several places in the citycenter including the underground passageways at Terrazije.
A Souvenir that makes you an instant billionaire
Favorite thing: Though you don't see many tourists, they are around. So you also are able to buy some souvenirs. A good option is to buy a pack of banknotes. Locals usually sell these for about 4/5 Euro in the park. You get a pack with banknotes made during 1992/1993 when there was an economic crisis. The notes vary from 100 dinar to 1,000,000,000 dinar (totally useless though). Oh yeah... you can't pay them anymore.
Tourist information centres
Favorite thing: - Belgrade Airport, Phone: 601-555, 605-555 ext. 2638
- Central Railway Station, Phone: 361-2732, 36-12-645
(09.00-20.00, sat 09.00-17.00, sunday closed)
- Terazije, pedestrian subway by "Albanija" Tower,
Phone: 635-622, Phone/Fax 635-343
(09.00-20.00, sat 09.00-17.00, sun 10.00-16.00)
- Knez Mihailova 18, Phone: 2629-992
(09.00-21.00, sat 09.00-17.00, sun 10.00-16.00)
- Sava River Port, Kara©¢or©¢eva (march - november)
Zemun Tourist Center, Zmaj Jovina 14, Phone: 192-094
Tourist Guide Association, Deãanska 1, Phone: 324-8379
Favorite thing: There are different festivals and cultural events in Belgrade all year round. For example the Film festival in March (this year it was opened by Catherine Denevue), the upcoming beer festival or Belgrade's fashion week. To find out about events taking place, simply visit:
Vegetarians you can relax!
Favorite thing: I read on so many pages of VT that vegetarians will die in Belgrade and find it impossible to find anything without meat. I don't think it's really that hard, there are many great and tasty things to eat that are suitable for vegetarians. We have many nice salads, pastries, fish dishes and so on. So relax Vegetarians, you won't starve in Belgrade!
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