Belgrade Travel Guide

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Belgrade Highlights

  • Pro
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     full of history, generally nice people, laid back atmosphere, museums 

  • Con
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     Not very good public transport... 

  • In a nutshell
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     A city that still offers old world experience as its not yet set up for tourism 

Belgrade Things to Do

  • Kalemegdan

    The Military Museum is located at the Kalemegdan in Belgrade. It was founded in 1878 and consists of – as the name says – military items. There are numerous ancient and modern items; from Roman swords and helmets, Greek helmets and daggers, and Serbian medieval weapons to modern guns, firearms, and soldier's uniforms and equipment. My personal...

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  • Knez Mihajlova street & Trg Republike

    Main square in every city it should be a popular meeting place. In Belgrade people like to arrange meetings here but they usually say: "We see you at the horse", refers to the equestrian statue of Prince Mihajlo Obrenović. I don't like that at all! But I like this area very much. It have a many interesting buildings and institutions that make...

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  • Stari Grad

    When walking from the main street to Brankov Bridge you’ll pass by this old town area with little streets that you can see some beautiful building, Prince’s Liubice Residence, St. Michael's Cathedral, National Bank of Serbia, etc.

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Belgrade Hotels

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Belgrade Restaurants

  • Restaurant: ?

    This is one of the most famous restaurants in Belgrade, with what has to be the shortest name in the world (although there may be others with equally short names). The name results from an argument between the owner and the Orthodox cathedral across the street from it. The clergy were not happy with the restaurant using its name to advertise...

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  • Dva Jelena (Two Deer)

    I couldn't find the restaurant I was looking for in Skadarlija, so I wandered around looking for something I liked. I saw a picture of Two Deer, and immediately remembered a recommendation, on here or in my Lonely Planet guide book. Outside an English menu advertised a vegetarian menu, which impressed me enough to order it. The waiter, however, was...

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  • Serbian Food

    The Serbs in Belgrade love to eat. In contrast to Zagreb with its endless coffee shops and few restaurants, the capital of Serbia has restaurants, cafes, and little hole in the wall eateries every few meters. The food was also great too, even the cheap slices of pizza, at about 0.80e each, were delicious and filling. The beer is cheap too, and...

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Belgrade Nightlife

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  • Spanish/Latin-American theme

    Cantina de Frida (named after Mexican painter Frida Kahlo) is a trendy restaurant/club with a Spanish/Latin-American theme.It is located on the banks of the river Sava, and I went there for dinner one evening during my stay in Belgrade. More expensive than average, but good food and a nice atmosphere. I ordered a steak and it was OK; other options...

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  • For all friends

    Belgrade is famous with its nightlife. If you search in internet you’ll find many websites that have collected the bars, clubs, discos, etc. We were lucky to be located very close to one of the bar streets. Literally, there was a bar on every corner and between them too. We liked one, called Jimmy Woo. Young people were everywhere – inside,...

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  • Local food

    Skadarska was once known as the bohemian quarter of the Belgrade, and was the home of many Serbian poets, writers, and actors. Today, the short, curved and cobbled street is famous for its restaurants, musicians, and art galleries.I went there for dinner two times during my stay in Belgrade, and the restaurants offer typical Balkan cuisine – and...

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Belgrade Transportation

  • Traveling by train

    I always prefer train transport over buses and it was very convenient for me. As my father was working for Railways of Republika Srpska it was very affordable trip for me. As FIP card discount holder during my study I was able to traveling to Belgrade from Doboj, my hometown for bargain price for return rides that trough years was from 14,90 KM...

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  • Metro

    Trams, buses and trolley buses. All really, really old and bashed up. I mean really old and bashed up. But cute too, with their dayglo orange paintwork and their indecipherable Cyrillic destination plates. Thankfully the numerals are Roman, and that's all you really need. There's no underground.The important information is that you can buy tickets...

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  • Transfer to and from the airport

    We arranged for our hotel to send a driver for us, I much prefer that to trying to figure out where the legitimate taxis are in cities that are known for corrupt taxi drivers. They told me 15€ or 1800 dinar which I had read was the legitimate rate, our driver met us at the airport with a sign. On the way back we had the hotel arrange it again and...

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Belgrade Shopping

  • Slivovic

    Slivovoc is a liqueur that produced from plums,beside it there are liqueurs of peers,apricots,quinse and other fruits. To buy best quolity look for special shops ,there are at least two of them near hotel Moskva on Korol Milan street,you find there slivovic 12 year aged in oak barrels it's excellent.Buy it there don't count to find chiper in...

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  • Supermarket

    I always enjoy visiting grocery stores in other countries, it's an inexpensive place to pick up something to drink or dessert if you don't order that with dinner. We found this Mercator in the basement of a building along ____________, it was open until 10pm every night

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  • Shopping Center

    Usce Shopping Center is a rather new shopping center (opened in April 2009) with around 150 shops, restaurants, and cafes. Clothes stores, shoes stores, electronic stores… all good quality shops with international and local brands; Adidas, Apple, Benetton, Converse, Ecco, Gant, Lacoste, Levi’s, Nike, Reebok, Samsung, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, and...

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Belgrade Local Customs

  • The month of Mathematics

    May is the month of mathematics in Belgrade and they celebrate it with an exhibition of mathematical figures, games, brain teasers, etc. It was fun for the kids and the adults too.It was situated next to the tourist office on Knjez Mihailo street.

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  • Street Art

    We found many places with street drawings on the walls. Even a zebra path, drawn like a real zebra :)))

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  • Menjachnica

    Menjachnica or simply said – exchange office but it’s written everywhere with big and light letters MENJACHNICA. You can find it on every corner in the city center and generally the exchange rate is good but of course you know that you have to update it before your visit.

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Belgrade Warnings and Dangers

  • Pollution

    Belgrade is choked with traffic, and almost all of it very old cars with bad engines. About half of the cars are old Yugos, which pollute the air like the Trabants of East Berlin, leaving a pall of smog over the city, slowly choking its inhabitants to death. It's as bad as smoking 20-30 cigarettes a day, and the Serbs smoke lots of those too. With...

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  • Gypsies/Rroma

    The locals don't seem to like the Rroma, and will tell you that they are thieves. A large Rroma encampment was pointed out to me as we approached Belgrade, and it really looked a mess, but the Serb with me also pointed out that they all had satellite dishes and cars, more than many in Belgrade had. When I left the city I saw the camp again, and I...

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  • General Safety

    Belgrade is rated a medium risk by the US State Department, putting it on a par with most big cities in the world, safer than Warsaw and edgier than Oslo.Belgrade felt relaxed and safe. I felt very comfortable walking around at all times of the day and night. The worst problem seemed to be the traffic, which at some points was the most dangerous...

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Belgrade Tourist Traps

  • Serbian Currency

    If you plan to travel to Serbia you will not find any where to exchange your money if you are in in Croatia. Not in your hotel...not in a bank nor at an exchange office. None at Gatwick airport in UK either.So have a little with you if you plan to cross the border into Sebia. And in Serbia you really need to have some of the local currency. You...

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  • Taxi - From Nicola Tesla Airport to city...

    There are many unlicenced taxis in Belgrade, most of them in the airport. They all will be waiting you to leave the airport building and will surround you as you leave. They will charge over average. The best way to eliminate this trap is calling a licenced taxi which is registered to the Taxi Association. One of the registered taxi company in...

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  • TAXI

    Be careful with Taxi. Some of them might try to rip you off! And never enter a taxi that, beside it's company sign on roof, doesn't have an extra sign with a number and Belgrade symbol. That means that the taxi driver is registered with Taxi Associacion and it is less likely to trick you. If you use it and you sence something fishy, take a receipt...

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Belgrade What to Pack

  • It's hot in Belgrade

    Belgrade have a very warn climate in the summerrtime temperatures up to 40 C. Dress up in shorts and T-shirts, and drink a lot of water.

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  • TAKE WITH YOU DIFERENT KIND OF CLOTES.

    In Belgrade you can find many pharmacy shops. In Belgrade you can find beautiful beach on Sava Lake so called Belgrade sea. If you forget some of your clothes at home, don't worry, you can by anything you want in Belgrade shops.

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  • Something for every occasion

    Since there are many things to see and do, you'll need different things. Take along something comfy for long walks around the city, but don't forget to bring something for the wild night life in Belgrade as well. Anyway, don't worry, because whatever you forget to bring along, you can buy it in here, and probably much cheaper than back home (if...

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Belgrade Off The Beaten Path

  • Monastery Rakovica

    Monastery Rakovica complex consist of church dedicated to St. Archangel Michail and main additional buildings: three lodging (Platonov, Ljubičin and Knežev), dinning room and monks cells (kelije). Unknown date of construction and unknown founder connect this sacred place with many national legends and myths. First mention of Monastery is in...

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  • Avala

    Avala mountain or more likely hill (because is only 511 m high and for only 11 m is not) is nice natural resort less then 20 km from city center (18 m precisely). It is nice and peaceful place and real contrast to city pavement. It is not just natural beauty that attract many people here then and his own cultural and historical significant. Natural...

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  • Avala

    I have been to Avala just outside of Belgrade twice, once in 2004 on a very hot summer day, and the second time in freezing wind in March 2013.Avala is situated on the Mountain Rudnik, which is 511 km above sea-level - 17 km outside of the city centre. The name "Avala" is not Serbian, but Turkish as so many words in the Serbian language. The Turks...

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Belgrade Sports & Outdoors

  • Street workout

    Street workout is new way of workout and lifestyle and that global movement engages many people in region. It is combination of gymnastic, acrobatic and some of free style of workout on open area. This sport can by engaged absolutely everyone, regardless of gender, age or physical condition. The sport is open to all. Is free, it has a remarkable...

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  • Beogradska Arena

    The main purpose for my trip to Belgrade was to follow Denmark in the European Championship in men’s handball, and during my 16 days stay I ended up watching 20 handball matches…The main round (Denmark’s group) and the finals were played at the Beogradska Arena (seating capacity of 20,000 – 25,000), located in Novi Beograd. It was official opened...

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  • Pionir Arena

    The main purpose for my trip to Belgrade was to follow Denmark in the European Championship in men’s handball, and during my 16 days stay I ended up watching 20 handball matches…The preliminary round (Denmark’s group) was played in Pionir Arena (capacity of 8,150 seats), which is located in the Belgrade's municipality of Palilula. The arena was...

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  • Gypsy Music

    I love the Gypsy music of the Balkans. And while most Serbians seem to hate it, it has strong roots here too. Boban Markovic is the king of Belgradian gypsy music, having appeared with his band as the gypsy trumpeters that follow the two gangsters throughout Underground, a cult Serbian movie with great music orchestrated by Bosnian-Serb Goran...

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  • Walking around Old Belgrade

    Old Belgrade is wonderfully full of surprises..I discovered very good walking Guide around Belgrade by Lj Chorovich.It has 10 different walks, all lasting around 3 hrs, and its takes you around very interesting neighborhoods in the old part of town. Also one such a walk include Zemun and one is solely dedicated to Kalemegdan fortress.Worth every...

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  • Republic Square

    I have been assured that Republic Square is not the literal center of Belgrade but it is only about 100 yards from Terazije which is the official center of Belgrade. Nevertheless, every time that I have been asked to meet someone in Belgrade it has been either "at the horse statue,"(which is in Republic Square) or at the train/bus station. Many bus...

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