Although Serbia gets a lot of bad reputation stemming from the 90’s it is not all that bad. If you ever get a chance to visit it’s “White City” it is an opportunity you shouldn’t pass up! Belgrade has everything to offer, from incredible history that comes with being one of Europe’s oldest cities to many day time tourist attractions as well as a wild night life.
If you venture into Old Town you will find a short curved little street called Skadarlija, a bohemian quarter of Belgrade full of life and charming restaurants. Once you’ve grabbed a drink and bite to eat head on over to the National Museum of Serbia, where you will find an impressive collection of Renoir, Gauguin, Monet, Degas as well as many more in their French collection. The museum also houses very rich Italian, Dutch, Flemish, Japanese, German, Australian and Cubist art collections, as well as many others such as medieval art and archaeology collections. Adjacent to the National Museum is the National Theatre.
If you feel like furthermore exploring pay a visit to Knez Mihajlova Street, this the main walking zone in the city. It is great for a day of shopping and relaxation.
The next must on the list is the Kalemegdan Fortress, especially if you are visiting as a family with children! Located in the Old Town between the streets of Tadeusa Koscuska, Pariska and the Bulevard of Vojvoda Bojovic. This large park is divided into four sections, and each brings its own offers to the table. In the southern corner is the Great Kalemegdan where you can visit the Military Museum, the Museum of Hunting and Archery and the Monument of the Gratitude to France.The area named Little Kalemegdan is the home of an art pavilion as well as the famed Belgrade Zoo which is a home to over two thousand animals and over two hundred different species, as well as housing many domestic animals. In the Upper Town of Kalemegdan you will find a few sports courts within the fortress walls, the statue of The Victor, The Roman Well along with the Observatory and a Planetarium. The lower town covers the slope towards the conjunction of the two major rivers Sava and Danube. Here you can visit some of the Orthodox Churches such as Ruzica and St. Petka. On top of all of these you will find many cafes and restaurants all over Kalemegdan.
Once the night falls you will have a vast array of places to go, from the many city clubs to the ones on the rivers, the choice is yours.
These few places are just a taste of what this incredible city has to offer, and nothing will ever do it justice until you yourself set foot in it.