Been here? Rate It!
It is an old neighbourhood on the Denube. Actually it used to be a town about 100 years ago but it’s already part of the capital. It is known for many small squares. On one of them there is an open green market. The bank of the Danube is turned into Zemunski Kej (Pier), long alley with various entertainment facilities along it, including cafes, restaurants, amusement park, etc. There is a tower, build in 1896. The idea was to celebrate 1000 years of Hungarian settlement in the Pannonian plain. The tower is known as the tower of Janos Hunyadi who actually died in the old fortress four and a half centuries before the tower was built.
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
Z e m u n
Old part of Belgrade, still having it's old spirit...best way to discover it is my walking around its streets...in case you get lost, people are friendly andthey will be glad to help you...as for the refreshing moments...go to Dunav's riverbank and admire the view from some of the great restaurants and art gallery-bars
Get away from the chaos of Belgrade's city centre for a bit with a short trip out to Zemun. Being close to the river, there's a nice stroll to be had along the banks before or after seeing the town itself. Zemunians consider themselves a separate entity from Belgradians apparantly, as the town has gradually grown into a 'suburb' of the city itself. There are the usual street cafes and shopping streets as well as the riverside restaurants and cafes (see my Restaurant Tip)
Zavicajni Muzej Zemuna
Domestic Museum Of Zemun was founded in 1954. and since 1968. is a part of the Belgrade city Museum. It is situated in the building that once belonged to a well known noble family Spirita. The house was builted in 1855. in neogothic style. Because of it's remarkable architecture and preserve enterier, this house presents a cultural wealth.
Gardos represents part of Zemun with its own cultural-historicaly heredity.Architecture of the houses on Gardos is different from other part of Zemun.With its own specific standing,narrow streets with cobble and the tower, Gardos could represents significant sightseeing atraction also…
Walking around the gardos and its small streets is very special experience. On the highest part of Gardos you can see remains of medieval fortification and Millennium monument.
Medieval fortification was built in the 14th century at the place of the former one, which was noticed back in 11th century.
Millennium monument ( Tower ) was built in 1896, in the name of 1000th anniversary of Hungarian reign.
From this place, you can see beautiful view all over the Zemun, Belgrade and Danube.
Gardos Hill And More
Gardos Hill with its medieval fort is the oldest part of Zemun. The complex of narrow curved streets on and under the hill is realy nice for stroling around. Worth visiting is the Baroque Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas from 1731 as well as the Roman Chatolic Church of the Blessed Virgin that dates roughly from same period.
In my opinion Zemun is must see when visiting Belgrade.
It is completely different as it was town of its own before it was incorporated within Belgrade in 20th c. As a metter of fact, it has an Ausro-Hungarian herritage while Belgrade has the lots of features that indicate Turkish influence. The Danube promenade is nice place to walk or relax in one of the picturesque cafe or restazrant.
Glavna (Main) Street is the heart of Zemun center along with the pedestrian zone in Gospodska street and Pobeda (Victor) Square. This part of Zemun bear the marks of the Central Europian arhitecture.
The church of the mother of God
The full name of this church is "Hram rodjenja Presvete Bogorodice"and it is the largest church in the emun area. It was built between 1775 and 1783 in the Serbian-Byzantine style of architecture. The iconostasis was done by Aksentije Markovic in 1788 and painted by Arsenije Teodorovic in 1815.
Zemun is a city within a city. At some point in history Zemun was actually a separate city from Belgrade but it later joined with Belgrade and became one of its boroughs. The people of Zemun still like to think that they live in a separate city but we all know that its not true :-P
Anyway, its a really nice place to spend the day, walk along the danube shore and relax.
A touch of past times
For the end I leave the best – take a time and visit Zemun. It’s a part of Belgrade where I lived for so many years. Ok, everybody thinks that his part of town is best but Zemun is Zemun. There are also lots of to see. For more info about Zemun take a look on my page about it.
- Historical Travel
Zemun - Veliko ratno ostrvo
Can you imagine that this scenery is 1500 meters far from the downtown Belgrade? This is a river island that is a part of Zemun. Parts of this large river island are unaccesible, so the only way is to go there by boat. There is a small marina nearby.
Walk the cobblestone streets of upper Zemun, have a great view on Belgrade&Zemun, walk the old austrian-style streets of downtown Zemun. See the blue Danube and his tremendous might. What I love is taking bike rides all the way from Belgrade to Zemun :)
Zemun is something special and extraordinary. Something so very different from Belgrade. It is another town, a town within the town. No wonder, since before WWI, it was another town, even another country! Zemun belonged to Austrohungarian empire, whereas Belgrade belonged to the Turkish part of Serbia.
In Zemun you'll find a typical spirit, a warmth that you can't find anywhere else. People from Zemun call themselves Zemunians :) and they would rather kill themselves than cross the river and move to Belgrade! :)
There is so much to tell, but to cut it short, you can start by seeing where it is.
You can see Zemun in the distance, across the river, with the tower of Sibinjanin Janko.
Zemun is a part of Belgrade, but it used to be a town of it's own untill the end of the World War I
It is very difficult to talk about Zemun, because it has a soul of it's own that can't be captured by camera nor words. You should come and see it, and maybe then you'll be able to understand it.
- Study Abroad
- Family Travel
- Book now for big savings!
- Hotels.com Outstanding choice of hotels all over the world at fantastic prices.
- Save money, Book now!
- Booking.com Excellent choice, Low rates
Belgrade Travel Guide
Explore the World
- Miami Beach Hotels
- New Orleans Hotels
- Boston Hotels
- Malgrat de Mar
- Gangtok Hotels
- Cebu City
- Laoag City