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Belgrade
Belgrade
#About the Old City that is Renewing Fast

#About theOld City that is Rapidly Regenerating

Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia, the name means "white fortress" in Serbia, lies in the north of the country, on the intersection of two great rivers, the Sava River and the Danube River.

After many years of hibernation, decreed as part of the old communist world, the Serbian capital is on its way to becoming one of the hotest cities in Eastern Europe. The local culture here flourishes in a variety of flavors and colors.

The Serbs are happy to present to the world their culture and the diverse human face of Serbian society. This is particularly true of the people of Belgrade, lovers of a well-known good life and a tireless tirelessly who celebrate life and are known for their warmth and hospitality.

See all the city attractions in the tag "Belgrade".


#History
Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Its geographic location has made it a very important strategic focus throughout history. Since it was founded in the 5th century AD, it has undergone upheavals and regimes, and it has ranged from conquerors who ruled it to independence and popular prosperity.

The location of Belgrade made the city the focus of friction between different empires. From the Romans and the Byzantines to the last centuries, when for many years the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire fought for control over it.

During the turbulent history of the Balkans, the city was destroyed dozens of times in wars and incessant attacks. Again and again occupiers took control of it and every time the revolts and uprisings of the hard-nosed Serb people returned. Belgrade always rose from its ruins, full of life and energy that brought it back to normal.

In the last century it was in the center of Yugoslavia. When the latter disintegrated, Serbia united with its neighboring Montenegro, and they conducted a joint operation.

In 1999, the crisis broke out in Kosovo, leading to two and a half months of massive NATO bombing of the city, until the president Milosevic surrendered.

In 2006, the two peoples separated and each republic stands by itself. Since then, Belgrade, once the capital of the Republic of Yugoslavia and today the capital of Serbia, has become a popular and popular tourist destination.


#Serbian Rebels

In history, the Serbs are known as true rebels. The best known is George Black, who stood in 1804 at the head of the Great Revolt here and later founded the royal family.

Another rebel, who set off a real world war, was Gabriello Princip, a young Serb who on June 28, 1914, assassinated the Austro-Hungarian heir, Prince Franz Ferdinand, and led to the outbreak of World War I.

Also Marshal Tito, later the leader of Yugoslavia, who led the resistance movement to the Nazis and was the only one who managed to get the Germans out of his country without the help of the empires who fought them. This helped him to confront and prevent Stalin from turning Yugoslavia into another Soviet protectorate.


#Food
The Serbian cuisine is a Balkan cuisine influenced by Turkish and Greek cuisine, and by the kitchens of Austria and Hungary. Examples include the stuffed vine leaves, which are called Sarma, the Hungarian surfer, the Viennese schnitzel from Austria, the Chuapi that is the local kebab, and the burekas here called Jibnica, the muska, the shawarma and the Turkish baklava.

But the Serbian cuisine is based on a variety of meats, including kebab, sausages and meatballs, especially the plzeskavica (meatballs) reminiscent of hamburgers.

In this kitchen there is also an abundance of excellent and unique cheeses, especially the home cheeses. There are also stuffed and roasted vegetables, baked beans in excellent bread and breads, as well as pastries filled with cheeses or vegetables. Also loved are the dumplings filled with cabbage or potatoes, the ajvar, the sweet peppers or eggplant spread,

Rakia, an alcoholic beverage produced from fermented fruits, is the national drink of the Serbs.


#Transportation
At night, please note that you take licensed taxis, such as Pink or Lux.


#Saving

Life in Belgrade is relatively cheap. From the food and the drink, through shopping in the new shops and shopping malls by the river, you can find good and cheap shopping here. Even the cheap restaurants and clubs that are open to them are usually free of charge and the alcohol is not expensive. The taxis here are not expensive.
Serbia has tax refunds of up to 150 euros.


#Tips
In Serbian restaurants, bars and cafes there is no need to add a tip and simply want to round up. If you received exceptional service - give 19% tip.


#Serbia Country Code
+381


#Shopping
Click on the tag "Shopping in Belgrade" to find excellent places in the city. Places like the Oscie Canyon, the Delta City Mall, which was once voted the best mall in Europe, and the huge jumbo toy store will be a safe success. If you have a car, go to the INĐIJA Outlet Center, which is about half an hour's drive from Belgrade and offers over 50 brands and huge discounts of 30-70% on the products sold there.

Do not forget that Serbia has a tax refund of up to 150 euros. Take the papers in the store and sign them at the airport.


#Entertainment
The Serbs say here that "Belgrade should be seen once a day and once at night, because only when night falls does it really wake up." Indeed, the nightlife here is turbulent and full of energy. They make Belgrade a perfect, fun and inexpensive destination, so much so that many young people in Europe come here for a wild, all-night weekend.

Click on the tag "Entertainment in Belgrade" to see the places of entertainment in Belgrade.


#Electric Outlets
The required types of plugs are Types A and B (see below link with photos).




#When to Visit?
In the winter months it is very cold in Serbia, so it is recommended to come here in the summer.


A taste of the upcoming trip? - Here's a video that will show you the city in all its beauty:

https://youtu.be/FLKXSgXNl8w


The Sites:

https://youtu.be/cWsoNv24Syo

The Sites at Night:

https://youtu.be/wyqXgx855rY
Ada Bridge
Ada Bridge
#About the Wonderful Bridge of Belgrade


Between 2008-2011 Ada Bridge was built, the newest bridge of Belgrade, built and crossing the Sava River. It is a cable bridge designed by local architects. It was built across the river and connected to the island of Ada Ciganlija, which for this reason was even expanded and reinforced with concrete so that it could firmly hold the foundations of the bridge.

The bridge connects both sides of Belgrade, old and new. It was built to reduce the burden of transportation in the city center and did indeed ease the burden on the city.

But beyond the important role in organizing the movement in Belgrade, the bridge became one of the symbols of the city of Belgrade. The modernist design, especially at night, has contributed to this, with blue lighting that illuminates it and highlights to all its special appearance, which is based on many metal cables that hold it.

Ada Bridge has a beautiful beauty that makes it one of the most photographed attractions in Belgrade. It is even possible to photograph it from a distance and then it looks wonderful, especially at night.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/6rNal8zSSgE


This Bridge Photographs Well:

https://youtu.be/LX3uPtPzTIw
Great War Island
Great War Island
#About the Island in the Center of the Danube River in Belgrade

The island known as the Great War Island (Veliko Ratno Ostrvo), is known in Belgrade as the island where the Turks planned their attack on the fortress of Belgrade when they planned to conquer the city.

Eventually, the Turkish conquering of the city was complete, and not necessarily from the island...but who can think about that when in the wonderful island, right at the points where the Sava and the Danube meet, there is a wonderful nature reserve where hundreds of bird species live.

Like all nature reserves, on the Great War Island you can visit, but there is no accommodation for overnight stays.


A Closer at the Island and Its Views:

https://youtu.be/PlKafjrKj64


Another Look at the Island:

https://youtu.be/EGQTa0MyDpo
Strahinića Bana
Strahinića Bana
#About the Bar Street in Belgrade

Strahinića Bana, known locally as Silicon Avenue, is the city's main street of bars.

This is where the beautiful, young and celebratory people of Belgrade come to see and be seen, drink, dance and celebrate life.

Here are the most decorated and luxurious bars, cafes and pubs in Belgrade.

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Ružica Church
Ružica Church
#About the Church with the Climbing Vegetation

The Ružica Church is easy to spot, mainly because of the plants that climb its walls from the outside. Indeed, the meaning of the name of this Orthodox Church is "Little Rose."

The Church of Ružica was built on the ruins of an ancient church of the same name that was damaged and destroyed by the Ottoman bombardments, when Belgrade was conquered in 1521. During World War I, the new church was also severely damaged, but it has since been restored.

Apart from the external beauty of the climbing vegetation covering its exterior walls and its unique construction, the frescoes that adorn the interior of the church can also be enjoyed in the Ružica Church.


#Tips

If you have the time, it is worth spending a little while strolling around the green park surrounding the beautiful church.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/gh01HLmJJlA


Inside:

https://youtu.be/xapzsYbYIgQ
Terazije Fountain
Terazije Fountain
#About the Fountain that Commemorates How Water, Until the 19th Century, Was Brought to Belgrade

Terazije Fountain is not a special or impressive water fountain or performance. This fountain is a relic and a reminder of the ancient water towers of Belgrade. By 1860 there were no drinking fountains in town. The water towers provided the residents of Belgrade with water and were also called "water ladders."

The word "Terazije" means ladders. Indeed, the fountain is located in the center of a square that bears the name. The square and the fountain are a historical site that reminds and preserves the memory of the period when water did not reach faucets in the houses of residents.
Dorćol
Dorćol
#About the Cool Center for the Young People of Belgrade

In the Ottoman period there was a neighborhood called Dorćol, a sort of trade center for the city, with a high cultural variety. Already in those days this area was the main trading center of Belgrade.

In our day, this beautiful and graceful neighborhood has kept the hustle and bustle of the multicultural encounter. A random stroll through the neighborhood reveals a labyrinth of ancient buildings, alongside modern buildings.

In the last years, Dorćol has received the standing as one of the centers of the nightlife of Belgrade. There are many nice bars, restaurants, and nice cafes, such as Cafe Ipanema, on Strahinjica Bana 68 Street.

The meaning of the name of the neighborhood, means "four ways" in Turkish, hints at the four roads that support the surrounding area.


#Tips

Looking for cool bars? Try the bars Nachos or Insomnia.



A Closer Look in Winter:

https://youtu.be/68pd4QhJfK0
Skadarlija
Skadarlija
#About the Bohemian Quarter of Belgrade

Almost every big city has such an area - a neighborhood, or a complex with a concentration of small restaurants, bars, cafés and lively and vibrant entertainment venues. In Belgrade, this is a lively and popular urban pedestrian mall filled with good food, coffee, beer and music, alongside intriguing galleries and shops. Here we are having fun!

At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, Skadarlija Street began to develop as the Bohemian region of the Serbian capital. Even then, here was the place where Bulgarian intellectuals and artists used to meet, to spend time and sometimes to live and create.

Indeed, to this day the Skadarlija quarter, continues its stone-paved streets and special lighting at night, to be the Bohemian Quarter of Belgrade. This is where many young people in Belgrade spend their evenings.

More than once we compare this pleasant, Balinese neighborhood with its creative, artistic and bohemian atmosphere to the Montmartre area of ​​Paris. Indeed, alongside galleries and design shops and antiques, the Quarter offers a variety of restaurants, cafés and cozy entertainment venues.

You should come here in the evening, but also during the day. Try both times of the day for the special character and aesthetics, and also to absorb the wonderful atmosphere that prevails here. A tour of the pleasant, evening-time district is real Bulgairan entertainment.


Zabar
Zabar
#The Luxury Restaurant Floating on the River

Zabar is a rather expensive and high-quality restaurant, which, beyond good food, is a great representative of the floating restaurants on the Danube River, the so-called 'Splavovi' in Belgrade, which is a thrilling experience on the water.

Zabar is located on the Danube River, along the banks of Zemun. This is a nice and tasty restaurant, after which you can continue to nearby clubs, including the popular Freestyler.
Beton Hala Dock for Belgrade River Cruises
#About the Experience of Sailing for Children in Belgrade

If you arrive in Belgrade with children, or for a romantic vacation for two, enjoy a peaceful cruise on the famous Danube River. In Belgrade there is a cruise for tourists accompanied by explanations about the city or sailing in the evening, which includes a romantic dinner by candlelight.

On a two-hour cruise for the entire family, you can experience the beauty of the city from a different angle and without a lot of walking with children.

For a romantic couple it is recommended to sail in the evening at the Sava River, which connects in Belgrade to the Danube.


#Tips

Cruises depart at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm hours, the cruise departs from the entertainment area Beton Hala, which is located under the city fortress, on the banks of the SavaRiver. The price is about 10 euros and the cruise lasts about an hour and a half.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/O7x3nXxv1o0
Buvljak
#About the Big Flea Market in Belgrade

As in every big city in Eastern Europe, Belgrade also has a representation of the vibrant flea markets, with their Eastern European, post-communist, and Gypsy reality.

The Buvljak market, the largest flea market in Belgrade, is only one of several in the city. This is one of the colorful flea markets you canvisit, a place where you sometimes ask "Who the hell will buy it?" And other times, "How is this not sold everywhere?"

In the improvised stalls of the Boblak market you will find a variety of second-hand souvenirs and bargains, from remnants and souvenirs from World Wars and Yugoslavia's wars to antique furniture, clocks, agricultural produce, toys, household goods, used clothes, vintage products, jewelry, folk items and many useful and used products.

This market is an open market, with dozens of real booths. Next to them, you'll see quite a few blankets lying on the ground with items for sale. It is a market of simple people who sell unnecessary things, along with professionals who market new and wanted products, old people who sell items from old collections and heirs who sell their inheiritence from older times.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Z_OBObG5BHk
Kalemegdanska Terasa
#About the Best Cherry Pie in a Restaurant with Beautiful Views of Serbia

At the edge of an ancient fortress in Belgrade sits a restaurant with a spectacular view unparalleled in the city and few like it in all of Europe and offers wonderful traditional food.

It is Kalemegdanska Terasa, a Balkan restaurant that sits in the heart of historic Belgrade - at the edge of the impressive Belgrade Fortress.

The restaurant not only overlooks the spectacular views of the city's rivers and the city itself. Everyone comes here to eat her popular Balkan food. Particularly desirable for the traditional food offered here is its black cherry pie. This is an excellent sour pie called Pita Vishnaya. This pie is made of fresh cherries, in a delicious dough, prepared for two days. delicacy!

After a visit to the restaurant, take a walk through the Kalmgden fortress itself and the surrounding park. It will be a quality time, combining delicious Serbian food, with an ancient beauty that is not unflattering.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/DnE2UnrdvKI
Novi Dvor
#About the Most Visited Palace of Belgrade

In Novi Dvor lived from 1922, King Alexander, his wife Queen Maria and the royal family, until they moved to the new royal compound.

The Novi Dvor Palace was built on an old palace built by Prince Knez Mihailova, in the former Pionirski Park, which once served as the palace garden and is now a public park for all use.

This palace was built specifically for the residence of the Karageorgevich dynasty, from 1911 to 1922. It has 4 floors and an impressive dome. Inside, there are luxurious living rooms, a dining room as well as a library, furniture and interior design in the King Louis XIV style, and of course bedrooms.

After the royal family left it, the palace served as a museum. Later, it became a government building and today the president of Serbia sits there and serves as the official President of the Republic of Serbia.


A Closer Look at the Magnificent Palace and Gardens:

https://youtu.be/Xu8aAJpKiSc


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/M2DFEnkT0dU?t=1m56s


Guard Exchange Near the Palace:

https://youtu.be/hhafOIBffbY
Stari Dvor
#About the Palace Which was the Prestigous Palace of the Rulers of Serbia in the 19th Century

Stari Dvor, the old palace, is used today as the town hall of the day and houses the municipality of Belgrade. The building, which was built at the end of the 19th century, was originally intended to serve as a luxury palace for the rulers of Serbia at the time.

The building is decorated in the neo-Renaissance style. It is rich in Italian design features and illustrates the architectural richness of the period.


#Tips

Guided tours take place in the City Hall during the tourist season.
Monument of Gratitude to France
#About the Park Next to the Historic Fortress


In Kalemegdan Park stands the statue of Marianne, a 4-meter statue standing on a 7-foot stand. The name of the monument is "The Monument of Gratitude to France." This monument was created by the great artist Ivan Mastrovich, who August Rodin, one of the greatest sculptors in history, said of him that "Mastrovich is the greatest phenomenon among the sculptors." Mastrovich also created the Victor Statue, which is also in the park.

The statue, which shows the image of Marianne crying for help for Serbia, invited the Serbs to thank France. The gratitude came to them after the difficult years that Serbia experienced during and after World War I. The French helped the war, along with the Serbs, against the Austro-Hungarian Empire. During the Battle of Belgrade in 1915, many French soldiers and soldiers of both nations fought side by side in heavy battles on the front of Salonika.

At the end of World War I, the love between the peoples grew even stronger. This happened when it became clear that nearly a quarter of Serbia's population was killed in the war, over a million people out of a population of 4.6 million before the war. France then offered to absorb many orphans whose parents had been killed.

And so, after the war, King Peter I, who was already king of Yugoslavia, pushed for the establishment of a monument to commemorate the Serbian appreciation and friendship they felt toward the French.

The reliefs on the base of the statue depict the groups of soldiers who are partners in the war, the Serbian and the French. On the other side a mother nursing her children, a symbol of France who helped her Serbian children.

It writes: "To France. We love France as it loved us in 1914-1918."



# Who is Marianne?
Marianne, the icon of the French Revolution, represents French freedom. Many know her demeanor, from the painting "Liberty leads the people" by the painter Delacroix.

It is an allegorical, imaginative female figure created to represent the new values ​​of free France, the ones after the French Revolution. The rebels loved the idea of ​​a woman as a refreshing antithesis to the masculine rule of the privileged and nobles before the revolution. Marianne was the realization of the hope for a new future, in the spirit of the saying of "liberty, equality, fraternity" or in the original language "Liberté, égalité, fraternité!"

From the revolution to the present, many of the French view it as a symbol of freedom and reason. To this day she appears in many works of art, stamps and posters in France.
NATO Bombing Scars
#About the Ruins of the Bombings of the Civil War in Yugoslavia

In the Serbian war, after the collapse of the Communist bloc, the government buildings were bombed by NATO aircrafts in 1999. The Serbs have left part of the ruins of these NATO bombing scars on one of the city's main streets. Like theatrical memorials, the ruined government buildings stand as a remnant of an era that the Serbs will be happy to forget.

Still, the people of Belgrade have grown accustomed to these monsters on their main street. Whether the ruins are left here because of the desire to present history and warn of similar acts in the future, or whether it stems from a shortage of money and a budget deficit that will pay for the rehabilitation of many of the city's tourists sites, these buildings became a monument to the past, nations on the use of force against innocent people.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/E2WRlSHe8LY
Hotel Moskva
#The Hotel That Has Become One of the Symbols of the City

For years, Hotel Moskva, one of the oldest hotels in Serbia, has been one of Belgrade's most recognizable sites. Founded in 1908, the hotel is located in the square of Terezia in the center of the city, in one of the bustling areas of Belgrade.

Despite its luxury, Hotel Moskva is the most famous and most prestigious hotel in Belgrade, partly because of its history. Its construction, which began in 1905, was funded by the Russians. In World War II, following the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia in 1941, the Nazi Gestapo turned theHotel Moskva into headquarters and headquarters. Three years later, in October 1944, the hotel was one of the last to be liberated.

Among the celebrities who visited the hotel over the years were Indira Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Nicholson, Carl Lewis, Richard Nixon, world chess champion Gary Kasparov and famous opera singer Pavarotti.

By the way, just so you know - Hotel Moskva is the only hotel in Belgrade that does not have room number 13.


#Tips

Belgrade residents know that the cafe and pastry shop in front of the Hotel Moskva offers the best cakes in the city. Try the place's flagship cake, the Moscow Schnit, which is a wonderful cream cake with fruit.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/UVb35w0F34o


Topčider Park
#About the Small and Nice Park that is Planted in a Residential Neighborhood

Topčider Park is the name of the park established in the 19th century by Prince Miloš Obrenović, the general who expelled the Ottomans from the country. He did this exactly in the area where the Turkish army placed their cannons in 1521 that threatened Belgrade, and after it was conquered, they were used to protect the city.

The nice park is especially pleasant during the hot summer, when the temperatures are lower in the park than in the city. Here you will find a great combination of rural neighborhoods and a natural forest with the park, though it is located right in the city.

At Topčider Park you will find walking and running trails, a nice lake, big grassy lawns, splashing streams of water and fountains. Among other things, one can find here the home of Prince Obrenović, the city that was once built here, and the Orthodox Church of Saint Trifun.

Look out for the famous ancient peach tree of Europe, 180-years old.


#Tips

For those of you who are hungry, we recommend trying the traditional Serbian restaurant Milosev Konak close by.


A 360 Degree Look by Virtual Reality:

https://youtu.be/Ar81uIcjcdk


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/bbXgm2uOdh0
Belgrade Zoo
#About the Zoo With the White Lions In the City of Belgrade

With a long atmosphere and tradition, a visit to the Belgrade Zoo is an excellent and educational choice for anyone who wants to experience some nature, especially with children, in the capital of Serbia. This zoo has over 2,000 animals, with about 270 different species.

The Belgrade Zoo is located in the castle park in the city center, near the Belgrade Fortress. It covers about 70,000 square meters and is considered one of the favorite attractions for children in the city.

Many consider it a favorite place not only for these children, but adults as well. One of the important reasons that the Belgrade Zoo is famous throughout the world, as the breeding center of the
rare white lions. In 2005 two white lions were brought to the zoo, called Masha and Vombo from South Africa. After their offsprings were born here, some of them were distributed in a number of zoos in Europe and America and, being very rare, attract many visitors everywhere.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/P_mIBWBLftg
Smokvica Ada
#An Excellent and Equal Meat Restaurant

The Smokvica Ada restaurant offers eclectic cuisine with lots of meat dishes and slow cooking. There are dishes like rabbit meat in a pot and stew, all of which are cooked in an Italian coals oven, where the meat comes out much more delicious, thanks to the charcoal and its high temperatures.

The tastings cooked with slow cooking of 10 hours, risotto with meat and bruschetta with sardines are also very tasty.

There are plenty of good dishes here. Carnivores will be able to choose from the huge hamburgers, and the steaks such as fillet and entrecote, the finest and soft ones like butter, all of which are excellent and sold at low prices.

Of course, the white and red wines here are also wonderful and recommended. Enjoy!


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/gmO3_LfeYaU
Sis Cevap
#The Sis Cevap Stand on the Hungry Street

The Sis Cevap is a Serbian kebab, the Serbian national street food and the most popular street food in the country. This is a cross between a kebab and a hamburger and it is made from aged meat for 3 days and then roasted, almost without spices, on the grill.

The Sis Cevap stand is the most popular stand in Belgrade. It offers the most successful Serbian chip quiche in the city and is open 24 hours a day.

Come here hungry, because this stall is located on "Hungry Street" - the famous food street in Belgrade. In fact, it is said here, all the street stalls were opened after the success of this Sis Cevap stand, the first of its kind in the region. Thus, this street became the street of the local Sis Cevap stands and the street food in general, where the competition is for preparing the best patties at the lowest prices.

There is no local or tourist who has not come here to experience this simple and wonderful Serbian meat. enjoy your meal!


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/RUDcQNHSj5o


Here's How to Prepare the Dishes:

https://youtu.be/iZwM-eljv50
The Royal Palace
Park of Friendship
Beograđanka
Ada Ciganlija
White Palace


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