Belgrade — meaning 'White City' — is the capital of the Republic of Serbia and is, as such, the country's largest city with a population of about 1 ,7 million people.Various styles of architecture dominate the city, while its recent resurgence as the leading hub in south-eastern Europe makes it a must see destination.

Info Belgrade

introduction

Belgrade — meaning 'White City' —  is the capital of the Republic of Serbia and is, as such, the country's largest city with a population of about 1 ,7 million people.Various styles of architecture dominate the city, while its recent resurgence as the leading hub in south-eastern Europe makes it a must see destination.

It lies on the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. The city has a long history, dating back to the 4th century BC, when the area was settled by Celtic tribes. Later on, it became the Roman city of Singidunum, and relics of that era can still be seen in the city, particularly at Kalemegdan Fortress. During the Middle Ages the town became a Serbian stronghold until the Ottoman invasion. The city changed hands between the Ottomans and the Austrians several times until 1878, when Serbia got its independence and Belgrade became the capital of the new country.

After the First World War, Belgrade became the seat of Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (in 1929, the country changed name to Kingdom of Yugoslavia) until its collapse, and it saw violence again in 1999 with NATO's bombing campaign. This often violent history and outside influence has colored much of Belgrade's evolution, which is evident in its culture and architecture. Often caught between the hammer and anvil of clashing empires, the city has taken on a unique character, reminiscent of both Austrian and Turkish influences, with a unique set of Communist elements thrown in as Yugoslavia was expelled from the Eastern Bloc in 1948 but followed its own brand of Communism until the years following Marshal Tito's death in 1980. Yet, the city has its own spirit, and in it can be found some not only unique features, but also a healthy joie de vivre in its café culture, nightlife and often Mediterranean flavor in its view of life.

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POPULATION :City: 1,166,763  /  Metro: 1,659,440
FOUNDED : Prior to 279 B.C.
TIME ZONE :CET (UTC+1) Summer: CEST (UTC+2)
LANGUAGE :Serbian
RELIGION :Serbian Orthodox 92.5%, Catholic 5.5%,Others 2%
AREA :359.96 km2 (138.98 sq mi)
ELEVATION :117 m (384 ft)
COORDINATES :44°49′N 20°28′E
SEX RATIO : Male: 48,88%
 Female: 51,12%
ETHNIC :Serb 95%, Others (Montenegrian, Croats) 5%
AREA CODE : 011
POSTAL CODE :11000 
DIALING CODE :(+381) 11
WEBSITE :www.beograd.rs

Tourism

Belgrade has been re-emerging as a tourist destination in the past years. Often called the party capital of Southeastern Europe, Belgrade is famous for offering numerous entertainment venues, as well as many historical sites, great local food, and warm people. Various styles of architecture dominate the city, and its recent resurgence as the leading hub in Southeastern Europe makes it a must see destination.

Belgrade has a reputation for offering a vibrant nightlife; many clubs that are open until dawn can be found throughout the city. The most recognizable nightlife features of Belgrade are the barges (splav), spread along the banks of the Sava and Danube Rivers.Many weekend visitors—particularly from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia—prefer Belgrade nightlife to that of their own capitals, due to a perceived friendly atmosphere, great clubs and bars, cheap drinks, the lack of language difficulties, and the lack of restrictive night life regulation.

The historic areas and buildings of Belgrade are among the city's premier attractions. They include Skadarlija, the National Museum and adjacent National Theatre, Zemun, Nikola Pašić Square, Terazije, Students' Square, the Kalemegdan Fortress, Knez Mihailova Street, the Parliament, the Church of Saint Sava, and the Old Palace.

On top of this, there are many parks, monuments, museums, cafés, restaurants and shops on both sides of the river. The hilltop Avala Monument and Avala Tower offer views over the city.

Ada Ciganlija is a former island on the Sava River, and Belgrade's biggest sports and recreational complex. Today it is connected with the right bank of the Sava via two causeways, creating an artificial lake. It is the most popular destination for Belgraders during the city's hot summers. There are 7 kilometres (4 miles) of long beaches and sports facilities for various sports including golf, football, basketball, volleyball, rugby union, baseball, and tennis. During summer there are between 200,000 and 300,000 bathers daily.

History

Chipped stone tools found at Zemun show that the area around Belgrade was inhabited by nomadic foragers in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic eras. Some of these tools belong to the Mousterian industry, which are associated with Neanderthals rather than modern humans. Aurignacian and Gravettian tools have also been discovered there, indicating occupation between 50,000 and 20,000 years ago.

Evidence of early knowledge about Belgrade's geographical location comes from ancient myths and legends. The rock overlooking the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers has been identified as one of the place in the story of Jason and the Argonauts. The Paleo-Balkan tribes of Thracians and Dacians ruled this area prior to the Roman conquest. Belgrade was inhabited by a Thraco-Dacian tribe Singi, after the Celtic invasion in 279 BC, the Scordisci took the city, naming it "Singidūn". In 34–33 BC the Roman army led by Silanus reached Belgrade. It became the romanized Singidunum in the 1st century AD, and by the mid-2nd century, the city was proclaimed a municipium by the Roman authorities, evolving into a full-fledged colonia (highest city class) by the end of the century

Apart from the first Christian Emperor of Rome who was born on the territory in modern Serbia in Naissus – Constantine I known as Constantine the Great – another early Roman Emperor was born in Singidunum: Flavius Iovianus (Jovian), the restorer of Christianity. Jovian reestablished Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire, ending the brief revival of traditional Roman religions under his predecessor Julian the Apostate. In 395 AD, the site passed to the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire.

The first record of the name Belograd appeared on April, 16th, 878, in a Papal letter to Bulgarian ruler Boris I. Stefan Dragutin (r. 1276–1282) received Belgrade from his father-in-law, Stephen V of Hungary in 1284,  it served as the capital of the Kingdom of Syrmia, and Dragutin is regarded as the first Serbian king to rule over Belgrade.

Following the battles at Maritsa (1371) and Kosovo field (1389), Serbia began to crumble as the Ottoman Empire conquered its southern territory.The north resisted through the Serbian Despotate, which had Belgrade as its capital. The city flourished under Stefan Lazarević, son of Serbian prince Lazar Hrebeljanović. Lazarević built a castle with a citadel and towers, of which only the Despot's tower and west wall remain. He also refortified the city's ancient walls, allowing the Despotate to resist the Ottomans for almost 70 years. During this time, Belgrade was a haven for many Balkan peoples fleeing Ottoman rule, and is thought to have had a population of 40,000 to 50,000 people.

During the First Serbian Uprising, the Serbian revolutionaries held the city from 8 January 1807 until 1813, when it was retaken by the Ottomans. After the Second Serbian Uprising in 1815, Serbia reached semi-independence, which was formally recognized by the Porte in 1830. In 1841, Prince Mihailo Obrenović moved the capital from Kragujevac to Belgrade.

The First World War began on 28 July 1914 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Most of the subsequent Balkan offensives occurred near Belgrade. Austro-Hungarian monitors shelled Belgrade on 29 July 1914, and it was taken by the Austro-Hungarian Army under General Oskar Potiorek on 30 November. On 15 December, it was re-taken by Serbian troops under Marshal Radomir Putnik.After a prolonged battle which destroyed much of the city, between 6 and 9 October 1915, Belgrade fell to German and Austro-Hungarian troops. The city was liberated by Serbian and French troops on 1 November 1918, under the command of Marshal Louis Franchet d'Espérey of France and Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia.

On 25 March 1941, the government of regent Crown Prince Paul signed the Tripartite Pact, joining the Axis powers in an effort to stay out of the Second World War and keep Yugoslavia neutral during the conflict. This was immediately followed by mass protests in Belgrade and a military coup d'état led by Air Force commander General Dušan Simović, who proclaimed King Peter II to be of age to rule the realm. Consequently, the city was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe on 6 April 1941, when up to 24,000 people were killed. Most of the city remained under German occupation until 20 October 1944, when it was liberated by the Red Army and the Communist Yugoslav Partisans.

In 1999, during the Kosovo War, NATO bombings caused substantial damage to the city. Among the sites bombed were the buildings of several ministries, the RTS building, which killed 16 technicians, several hospitals, the Hotel Jugoslavija, the Central Committee building, the Avala Tower, and the Chinese embassy. Several of these buildings have been left in their bombed states to serve as a memorial for the bombings.

Climate

Belgrade lies in the humid subtropical climate zone, with four seasons and uniformly spread precipitation.

Monthly averages range from 1.4 °C (34.5 °F) in January to 23.0 °C (73.4 °F) in July, with an annual mean of 12.5 °C (54.5 °F).

There are, on average, 31 days a year when the temperature is above 30 °C, and 95 days when the temperature is above 25 °C. The average annual number of sunny hours is 2,112.

Climate data for Belgrade

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)20.7
(69.3)
23.9
(75)
28.8
(83.8)
32.2
(90)
34.9
(94.8)
37.4
(99.3)
43.6
(110.5)
40.0
(104)
37.5
(99.5)
30.7
(87.3)
28.4
(83.1)
22.6
(72.7)
43.6
(110.5)
Average high °C (°F)4.6
(40.3)
7.0
(44.6)
12.4
(54.3)
18.0
(64.4)
23.5
(74.3)
26.2
(79.2)
28.6
(83.5)
28.7
(83.7)
23.9
(75)
18.4
(65.1)
11.2
(52.2)
5.8
(42.4)
17.4
(63.3)
Daily mean °C (°F)1.4
(34.5)
3.1
(37.6)
7.6
(45.7)
12.9
(55.2)
18.1
(64.6)
21.0
(69.8)
23.0
(73.4)
22.7
(72.9)
18.0
(64.4)
12.9
(55.2)
7.1
(44.8)
2.7
(36.9)
12.5
(54.5)
Average low °C (°F)−1.1
(30)
−0.1
(31.8)
3.7
(38.7)
8.3
(46.9)
13.0
(55.4)
15.8
(60.4)
17.5
(63.5)
17.6
(63.7)
13.5
(56.3)
9.0
(48.2)
4.2
(39.6)
0.2
(32.4)
8.5
(47.3)
Record low °C (°F)−26.2
(−15.2)
−15.4
(4.3)
−12.4
(9.7)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.5
(36.5)
6.5
(43.7)
9.4
(48.9)
6.7
(44.1)
4.7
(40.5)
−4.5
(23.9)
−7.8
(18)
−13.4
(7.9)
−26.2
(−15.2)
Source: Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia

Geography

Belgrade lies 116.75 metres (383.0 ft) above sea level and is located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. The historical core of Belgrade, Kalemegdan, lies on the right banks of both rivers. Since the 19th century, the city has been expanding to the south and east; after World War II, Novi Beograd (New Belgrade) was built on the left bank of the Sava river, connecting Belgrade with Zemun. Smaller, chiefly residential communities across the Danube, like Krnjača, Kotež and Borča, also merged with the city, while Pančevo, a heavily industrialized satellite city, remains a separate town.

The city has an urban area of 360 square kilometres (140 sq mi), while together with its metropolitan area it covers 3,223 km2 (1,244 sq mi). Throughout history, Belgrade has been a crossroads between the West and the Orient.

On the right bank of the Sava, central Belgrade has a hilly terrain, while the highest point of Belgrade proper is Torlak hill at 303 m (994 ft). The mountains of Avala (511 m (1,677 ft)) and Kosmaj (628 m (2,060 ft)) lie south of the city. Across the Sava and Danube, the land is mostly flat, consisting of alluvial plains and loessial plateaus.

Economy

Belgrade is the financial centre of Serbia and Southeast Europe with total 17.000.000 m² office space, and is home to the country's central bank. Currently, over 600,000 people are employed in 120,286 companies, 22,600 enterprises and 50,000 shops.

With 6,924 companies in the sector (2013 data), Belgrade is one of information technology centers in this part of Europe, with strong growth. Microsoft Development Center located in Belgrade was at the time of its establishment fifth such center in the world. Many world IT companies choose Belgrade as regional or European center such as Asus, Intel, Dell, Huawei, NCR etc. Nordeus, a local video game startup, is one of Europe's fastest growing gaming companies. In just five years of operation, Nordeus has grown to over 150 employees and €64 million of yearly sales.

New Belgrade is the main business district in the country. It offers a range of facilities such as hotels, congress halls (Sava Centar), class A and class B office buildings, sporting facilities (Belgrade Arena), shopping malls (Ušće and Delta City) and business parks (Airport City Belgrade). Currently, over 1.2 million square meters of land is under construction in New Belgrade and the estimated value of construction in the next two and half years is over 1.5 billion Euros.

Subdivisions

The city is divided into 17 municipalities. Previously, they were classified into 10 "urban" (lying completely or partially within borders of the city proper) and 7 "suburban" municipalities, whose centres are smaller towns. With the new 2010 City statute, they were all given equal status, with the proviso that suburban ones (except Surčin) have certain autonomous powers, chiefly related with construction, infrastructure and public utilities.

Most of the municipalities are situated on the southern side of the Danube and Sava rivers, in theŠumadija region. Three municipalities (Zemun, Novi Beograd, and Surčin), are on the northern bank of the Sava, in the Syrmia region, and the municipality of Palilula, spanning the Danube, is in both the Šumadija and Banat regions.

MunicipalityArea (km2)Population (2002)Population (2011)Classification
Barajevo21324,64127,110suburban
Čukarica156168,508181,231urban
Grocka28975,46683,907suburban
Lazarevac38458,51158,622suburban
Mladenovac33952,49053,096suburban
Novi Beograd41217,773214,506urban
Obrenovac41170,97572,524suburban
Palilula451155,902173,521urban
Rakovica3199,000108,641urban
Savski Venac1442,50539,122urban
Sopot27120,39020,367suburban
Stari Grad555,54348,450urban
Surčin28538,69543,819urban
Voždovac148151,768158,213urban
Vračar358,38656,333urban
Zemun154136,645168,170urban
Zvezdara32132,621151,808urban
TOTAL32271,576,1241,659,440

Internet, Comunication

The international telephone code for Serbia is 381. Most cities in Serbia and mobile operators have 2-digit area code. There is only one area code for Belgrade and that is 11. Typical land-line phone number in Belgrade +381-11/xxx-xxxx. Typical mobile phone number is +381-6x/xxx-xxxx. From Serbian land line phone, use 00 prefix for international calls (e.g. 0031-20/xxx-xxxx for Amsterdam, Netherlands), and prefix 0 for calls inside Serbia but outside your area (e.g. 021/xxx-xxxx for Novi Sad, Serbia or 06x/xxx-xxxx for Serbian mobile). If you dial inside the same area, there is no need to use the prefix (just dial xxx-xxxx). From a mobile phone, you always have to dial the area code (011/xxx-xxxx for Belgrade land line phone, 0xx/xxx-xxx(x) for other Serbian land line phones or 06x/xxx-xxxx for Serbian mobile).

Basically all of Serbia is covered with mobile networks of all three operators. It is easy to buy and charge cheap pre-paid numbers at the kiosks around the city. If you use 064, 065 or 066 (MTS), pre-paid number, use *100# to check the credit, for 063, 062 and 069 (Telenor), use *121#, for 061 and 060 (Vip), use *123#.

There is a number of red-colored payphones across the city, operated by telephone cards available at the kiosks.

Free wireless access is available at Student park in Belgrade center and in many restaurants, bars and hotels. Mobile operators offers pre- and post-paid wireless Internet packages.

Prices in Belgrade

PRICES LIST - USD

MARKET / SUPERMARKET

Milk1 liter€0.75
Tomatoes1 kg€0.80
Cheese0.5 kg€4.20
Apples1 kg€0.71
Oranges1 kg€0.95
Beer (domestic)0.5 l€0.55
Bottle of Wine1 bottle€3.80
Coca-Cola2 liters€0.98
Bread1 piece€0.38
Water1.5 l€0.42

PRICES LIST - USD

RESTAURANTS

Dinner (Low-range)for 2€12.00
Dinner (Mid-range)for 2€21.00
Dinner (High-range)for 2€37.00
Mac Meal or similar1 meal€4.10
Water0.33 l€0.75
Cappuccino1 cup€1.25
Beer (Imported)0.33 l€1.65
Beer (domestic)0.5 l€1.25
Coca-Cola0.33 l€1.20
Coctail drink1 drink€4.10

PRICES LIST - USD

ENTERTAINMENT

Cinema2 tickets€8.00
Gym1 month€30.00
Men’s Haircut1 haircut€4.00
Theatar2 tickets€20.00
Mobile (prepaid)1 min.€0.09
Pack of Marlboro1 pack$2.18

PRICES LIST - USD

PERSONAL CARE

Antibiotics1 pack€3.70
Tampons32 pieces€4.35
Deodorant50 ml.€2.80
Shampoo400 ml.€2.75
Toilet paper4 rolls€1.15
Toothpaste1 tube€1.60

PRICES LIST - USD

CLOTHES / SHOES

Jeans (Levis 501 or similar)1 pair€67.00
Dress summer (Zara, H&M….)1 pair€29.00
Sport shoes (Nike, Adidas…)1 pair€65.00
Leather shoes1 pair€77.00

PRICES LIST - USD

TRANSPORTATION

Gasoline1 liter€1.08
TaxiStart€1.40
Taxi1 km€0.60
Local Transport1 ticket€0.70

Tourist (Backpacker)  

33 € per day

Estimated cost per 1 day including:

  • meals in cheap restaurant
  • public transport
  • cheap hotel

Tourist (business/regular)  

100 € per day

Estimated cost per 1 day including:

  • mid-range meals and drinks
  • transportation
  • hotel

Transportation - Get In

Transportation - Get In

By plain

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (IATA: BEG) is 18 km (11 mi) west of the city center, and the home base of Air Serbia, which flies to nearly 40 destinations worldwide. Other major airlines that fly to Belgrade are Aeroflot, Qatar Airways, Turkish, Lufthansa, Austrian, Alitalia and Swiss. Turkish Airlines offers twice daily flights to Istanbul.

Discount and no-frills carriers offer modest number of flights. Wizz Air has direct flights from London, Eindhoven, Memmingen, Gothenburg, Malmö, Charleroi, Rome, Stockholm, Dusseldorf and Dortmund to Belgrade. Istanbul-based Pegasus connects Belgrade to Istanbul's smaller airport Sabiha Gökçen with great connections to many European and Eurasian cities. Germanwings does have a number of less expensive flights to cities across Europe and Norwegian Air is another low cost airline operating to Belgrade. easyJet flies from Milan. Flyniki offers low cost flight from and to Vienna. SpanAir offers direct flights from Barcelona and Madrid to Belgrade. airBaltic offers direct flights from Riga to Belgrade. SkyWorks flies directly from Bern. For travellers from Asia/Middle East, the low cost airline FlyDubai offers cheap direct connections from India, Sri Lanka and other destinations to Belgrade via Dubai.

  • Aeroflot (Moscow -Sheremetyevo),
  • Aegean Airlines (Athens),
  • Air Serbia ( Abu Dhabi ,Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin-Tegel, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Istanbul-Atatürk, Larnaca, London-Heathrow, Milan-Malpensa, Monastir, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Ohrid, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Podgorica, Rome-Fiumicino, Sarajevo, Skopje, Split, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tivat, Vienna, Zagreb ,Zürich),
  • Alitalia(Rome),
  • Austrian (Vienna),
  • Belavia Belorussian Airways (Budapest,Minsk),
  • Easyjet (Geneva),
  • Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi),
  • Gazpromavia (Sochi),
  • Germanwings (Stuttgart),
  • LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw),
  • Lufthansa (Frankfurt, Munich),
  • Montenegro Airlines (Podgorica,Tivat),
  • Norwegian (Oslo),
  • Dubai (Dubai),
  • Pegasus Airlines (Istanbul - Sabiha Gokchen),
  • Swiss International Air Lines(Geneva,Zürich),
  • TAROM (Bucharest)
  • Tunisair (Enfidha, Tunis)
  • Turkish Airlines (Istanbul-Atatürk).
  • Wizzair (Basel, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Gothenburg-City, Larnaka, London-Luton, Malmö, Memmingen, Paris-Beauveis, Rome-Fiumicino, Stockholm-Skavsta),
  • Qatarairways (Doha)

To travel between the airport and the city:

  • Bus#72 runs twice an hour to Zeleni Venac, and costs RSD150 from the driver or RSD73 from the shop inside the departure hall that sells food and newspapers. The bus station for #72 is on the departures level. The trip takes 30–40 minutes. In Zeleni Venac the bus station for #72 is the last on the side where McDonald's is located.
  • Minibus A1, operates between the airport and Slavija Square, stopping at Fontana (Novi Beograd) and the main train station. The buses are comfortable and air-conditioned. The fare is RSD300, which is paid on-board; be sure to tell the driver what your destination is before departure. The trip takes 30 minutes.
  • The taxi fare from the airport is fixed - most taxi companies have a price list in multiple languages. The price is around RSD1800 to the center and New Belgrade, and around RSD2000 to the suburbs. There is no luggage fee. You can order a taxi by phone or simply go left upstairs to the departure section and catch one of the taxis dropping off passengers.

Transportation - Get In

By Train

  • Central Railway Station (Главна железничка станица).
  • Belgrade Dunav Railway Station (Београд Дунав железничка станица). This is where trains to Vršac stop

Serbian Railways operates trains in Serbia. The central train station is1–2 km (1–1 mi) (steep uphill) from Republic Square - about 15 minutes walk. Almost all national and international trains stop here, but a few trains stop at Novi Beograd/New Belgrade station, 5 km (3 mi) west from the city center. It is best to by tickets at the train station and in advance as train do sell out.

  • Bucharest: 12h, an overnight train Bucuresti.
  • Budapest: 8h, one daytime train Avala(leaves at 13:05h from Budapest Keleti) and one overnight train Beograd(leaves at 22:20h from Budapest Keleti). Couchette reservation is €9.40 for 6-berth couchette, but there are reservation-free seats for both trains. One way ticket is EUR 15 and return ticket is EUR 26 (offer called Beograd special).
  • Ljubljana: 9h, one daytime train. Discounted Beograd Special ticket, non-refundable and bound to specified train and day, costs €25 (one way, reservation included in price), only 6 tickets a train.
  • Moscow, Kiev, Lviv via Chop/Zahony, Budapest: 48, 36 and 24 hours respectively, one direct sleeping car-carriage coupled to the Avala train from/to Belgrade. The trip will be cheaper if splitting the tickets from within Ukraine/Russia and Hungary/Serbia e.g. Kiev-Chop, Zahony-Belgrade.
  • Munich, Zürich, and Berlin - one way ticket can be bought from €44.
  • Podgorica and Bar in Montenegro: 10h / 11h one daytime and one overnight train (plus one in summer season). Price to Bar is €21 plus €3 compulsory seat reservation or €6 couchette reservation (6 berth).
  • Skopje: 9½h, a daytime train and an overnight train. Return ticket costs EUR 32.60 (Serbia special).
  • Sofia: 10h, one night train. One way ticket costs €20.60 and €6 for couchette reservation.
  • Thessaloniki: There is one train to/from Thessaloniki each day. One way ticket costs €33.80, return €54.10.
  • Timişoara: You'll have to make 2 easy train changes to Belgrade: First, from Timişoara Nord station short train trip to Vrsac station and then you catch a train from Vrsac station to Beograd Dunav station. Return ticket Timişoara Nord - Beograd Dunav is €14, ask for Banat Special.
  • Vienna: 10½h, a through couchette car attached to night train Beograd. Ticket price begins at €39 in 6-berth couchette (non-refundable, bound to specified train and day). You can book it only at Austrian railway stations.
  • Zagreb: 6½h, one daytime train. Regular ticket costs one way EUR 24.40, return EUR 48.80, every additional passenger has 50% discount for return ticket (ask for City star ticket), for example two passengers return ticket City Star EUR 73.20.

Transportation - Get In

By Bus

Belgrade's central bus station is next-door to the central train station, in Karađorđeva street. Whilst coach service to national and international destinations is frequent, departure times are usually reliable, but arrival times may be not. Timetables aren't clearly posted; the timetables that are there are in Serbian only, so ask for information inside the terminal.

When buying a bus ticket, you will also receive a token to enter the platform area, for national travel. For international travel, you will be given a paper stub to present at the platform gate.

Be aware that most coach drivers will charge you a fee of approximately 100 dinar per bag for baggage handling in the cargo compartment, though this is not a uniform practice with international travel. Also be aware that drivers rarely speak English or any other foreign language. Inform yourself about your trip prior to departure as much as you can; if in doubt, ask a fellow passenger for assistance.

Coach travel in Serbia is a hit-and-miss experience; whilst there is a huge number of companies to chose from, not all of them have clean, modern coach fleets, particularly for travel within Serbia or to neighbouring Montenegro. Coaches are more often clean and modern when embarking on trips to Croatia and Western Europe.

For international trips to the rest of Europe, Lasta is the Eurolines carrier.

For long trips, drivers usually stop for 15 min breaks roughly every two hours, though this isn't by any means guaranteed. Pack appropriately with food and bottled water. When disembarking on breaks in the trip, make sure to either secure your belongings, or take them with you.

When you get off the bus, you might be offered a taxi ride or baggage-carrying by some strange people. Be wary of accepting these offers. They may be illegal and the intention may be to rip you off.

Transportation - Get In

By Car

Coming north from Subotica and Novi Sad, the E-75 highway is recommended, as well as driving to Belgrade from the south. There is also a major road called Ibarska magistrala (Ibar highway, M-22), which provides approach from south-west (direction of Montenegro, for example). From the west, use the E-70 highway (from Zagreb,Ljubljana etc.). Major roads can be used coming east and north-east from Vršac andZrenjanin.

Highways have toll stations, which are moderately priced. Serbia's only highways are parts of E-70 and E-75 roads and the highway passes right through Belgrade, causing traffic jams on the Gazela bridge and at the Mostar junction. These jams have been reduced somewhat in recent years by redirecting heavy goods vehicles to the Belgrade Bypass and by the new Ada Bridge.


Transportation - Get Around

Transportation - Get Around

By Public Transport

GSP Beograde (ГСП in SerbianCyrillic) operates extensive public transport network of buses, trolleybuses, and trams in the city and suburbs. Maps are available online. There is a BusPlus android app for checking wait times for the next vehicle to arrive at any given stop.

There are 12 tram lines, hundreds of bus lines, 8 trolleybus lines, and 9 public minibus lines (E1–E9).

Fares

Bus Plus is the payment system for all modes of public transport except minibuses. There are two farecard options for non-residents, which can be bought at kiosks:

  • Paper card for 40 RSD (plus credit for rides). These last for 3 months and can only be refilled with up to 600 RSD. This is probably the best option for tourists.
  • Plastic card for 250 RSD (plus credit for rides) valid for 3 years.

City transport is divided into two tariff zones . A ticket costs 89 RSD and is valid for 90 minutes. In this 90 min. you can use all public transport, but you need to validate/scan your ticket each time your enter a vehicle. If the ticket is purchased from the driver, it costs 150 RSD. Newsstands/kiosks sell tickets for 1 day (280 RSD), 3 days (720 RSD) or 5 days (1100 RSD). For full ticket information see the official ticket fares website. Children under the age of 7 ride free. The penalty for being caught without a paid ticket is RSD1500.

All tickets (except those bought from the driver) must be validated on machines inside the vehicle. Tickets are also valid for BG:Voz commuter rail, but not for BeoVoz and minibuses.

Minibus fares are RSD150, payable to the driver.

Daily transport starts at 04:00 and ends at 00:00. Night transportation is operated only by buses. It is sparse and goes every half-hour to every hour, but there are plans to make all night lines depart every half-hour. It is best to ask where and when to use it since some of the night lines are modified versions of the daily ones. Here is a map of night lines.

Tram Line 2 is famous in the city with a circular route, running in both directions. The circle is known as krug dvojke (#2's circle) and rings the central city streets. Line 3 is famous for a beautiful neighborhoods it goes through, particularly Miloš's Konak Park.

Transportation - Get Around

By Taxi

Taxis are cheap by European standards, though far more expensive than anywhere else in Serbia.

General precautions

Taxi scams are common in Belgrade. It is always best if you order taxi by phone since your order will be saved in the operator database. Here is the official info about taxi service in Belgrade. Taxi fares are regulated by the government and are as follows: RSD140 to start a ride, RSD55-110 per kilometer (depending on time of day) and RSD12.5 per minute waiting time.

Be sure to chose a taxi with a roof sign with the city coat of arms and a number, indicating it's a city-regulated radio taxi. Never take a privately owned cab - the ones with the white marker on the top that does not list the name of the company - since you can pay up to four times the normal price. Also, legal taxis must have their license plates ending with TX (for example: BG-1234-TX).

Insist that the trip be metered. The only exception is the case when you take taxi from the airport, where it is possible to buy vouchers with fixed prices. Tipping taxi drivers is welcomed but not required and your luggage transport is included in the metered price.

If you believe that the driver is trying to rip you off, call the operator of that taxi association to check if the price is regular for the specified distance. Afraid of the inspection, they might call back the driver and bring him to reason. Also, ask for a signed bill indicating date, time, start and end destination, price and drivers signature. Write down the number on the blue sign on the vehicle roof, as well as the license plates. Report the incident to city inspection (+381 11 3227-000) and if you are going from or to the airport, report it also to airport inspection (+381 11 2097-373, [email protected]).

Transportation - Get Around

By Car

As in most of Europe you must keep to the right side of the road. Driving in Belgrade can be stressful. Avoid rush hours (8:30–9:30AM, 4–6PM). Plan you journey if you are going in to the city core, and expect to have a hard time finding a free parking place on the streets during Friday and Saturday evenings in the center. Garages might be a better choice.

Keep your low beam headlights turned on, during both day and night. Speed limit on the streets of the city is 50 km/h, near schools even less, on the highway is higher. Police is known to wait at places where you might feel comfortable to drive over the limit, but almost never on the highway. Take special care while crossing Branko's bridge, and driving on following streets: Bulevar Mihaila Pupina, Jurija Gagarina, Vladimira Popovića, and other major ones. Keep your seat belts fastened. Other passengers must also do the same, even when sitting on the back seat (if there are seat belts installed).

Allowed level of blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.03%, which is roughly equal to one drink. If you do go by car to drink, consider going back using taxi or Safe driver service, +381 64 174 6411. They will come to pick you up on the small, folding motorcycle, pack it in your trunk, and drive you back home in your car. Their charge is modest, and slightly higher than one-way ride with the taxi (1150RSD for <10 km, 1550RSD for >10 km etc).

Yellow lanes

Many boulevards and some streets have yellow lanes. They are reserved for public transport, i.e. buses and taxis, and you are not allowed to use them. The yellow lanes are marked with a yellow line, and are indicated on traffic signs. Some yellow lanes, though, are active only in certain periods of the day, usually during rush hours.

Parking

There are spaces for parking in the city center. There is a large parking garage with 500 spaces under the old palace in the city center, across from the parliament building.

Also, take into consideration that in the center almost all of the parking spaces in the central streets have zones marked with green, yellow or red paint on the street (yellow zone spaces are actually marked orange, to avoid confusion with other marks). You can only stay for 3, 2 or 1 hours, respectively, in those spots. You can pay using the machine usually found near the parking spots, buy the parking ticket at a kiosk or by cell phone (just text your car's license plate number (for example: BG123AA) to numbers 9111 (red zone), 9112 (yellow) or 9113 (green)). Every message you send is valid for one hour and, some 5 minutes before the hour has passed, you get a text message telling you that you can send another SMS if you want to extend your parking for the next hour. Of course, this only applies in yellow and green zones, in which you can park for more than 1 hour. After the time is up, you'll have to re-park or risk paying a fine (around €15). All of this only applies on weekdays, from 7AM to 9PM and from 7AM to 2PM on Saturdays. After that (Sa 2PM – Mo 7AM) parking is free.

There are also several public parking garages and parking lots where you can park for an unlimited amount of time during day. Fees are charged on an hourly basis (price varies, usually around €0.7-0.9/hour). In some non-zoned areas, you also pay for parking depending on the duration of your stay, and this is paid in cash to the parking attendant.

Parking violations are dealt with rather swiftly in the city center and with less commitment in the peripheral zones. Failure to pay for parking in a marked spot is handled by parking enforcement officers and can only result in a fine which would be difficult to collect if you're operating a foreign licensed vehicle. On the other hand, illegally parked vehicles are handled by the traffic police. Once spotted, the police are required to wait for 15 minutes for the driver to return. If you do return in time, you will be issued a sanction and a fine (around €50). When the 15 minutes are up, your car will get towed to one of 4 designated lots in the city. Once at the lot, you will be required to present a valid form of ID and the vehicle matriculation papers, pay the mandatory fine and towing expenses (around €90 in total).

Transportation - Get Around

By Bicycle

Old Belgrade is pretty hilly and the cycling infrastructure is scarce, so bicycle transport isn't in wide use. However, New Belgrade and Zemun are relatively flat and offer enough space for bikes to be used. Bicycle tracks link Zemun, Dorćol, Ada Ciganlija, New Belgrade and Bežanijska kosa. There is a bike lift on Brankov Bridge operating 365 days and the ride is free of charge. There is also more than 50 bicycle racks around the city.

Riding a bike on the same roads with cars and buses is considered too dangerous, although on smaller streets it can be reasonably safe. Avoid riding on major (multilane) roads. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to bring bikes into public transport vehicles.

Bicycle rentals are available mostly at recreational areas like Ada Ciganlija or Zemun quay. Average price is around €1.5/hour and €4/day.

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Shopping

Import taxes make clothes and shoes in Serbia very expensive. Many items from common European chains can be found for 20% less in Budapest. Still, Belgrade has many flagship stores, mostly located on Knez Mihailova Street and the Terazije square, or the pedestrian zone, representing assorted high-fashion brands.

Almost all of the major European brands are present, including H&M, Guess, New Yorker, Zara, Bershka, Hugo Boss, Springfield, Stradivarius, Mango, Diesel, Liu Jo, C&A, and Pull & Bear. More expensive clothes & accessories (such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Lanvin, Marni, D&G, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, YSL, Mulberry and many others) can be usually found either at the Kralja Petra street (Dorćol) in Distante Fashion center, as well as in XYZ stores that are located in Ušće Shopping Center and Delta City.

Local department store chains include Artisti and Land.

Local Belgrade designers are present in the Choomich (Belgrade Design District) shopping center.

Most stores operate late hours during work days, while on Saturdays they normally close around 15.00 and most of them are not open on Sundays. However, shopping malls are open late every day, including weekends.


Shopping Malls

Belgrade has 3 shopping malls in the city - Delta City, Stadion and Ušće Shopping Center - and more than 30 shopping centers like Merkator, Immo Centar, Millenium, Piramida, City Hall, Zira and others.

Shopping Mall

UŠĆE Shopping Center, Belgrade - Travel S HelperUŠĆE Shopping Center

Address: Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 4, New Belgrade

www.usceshoppingcenter.com

USCE Shopping Center, (located in New Belgrade, just across Branko's Bridge. It can even be reached on foot from the old city. tram 7, 9, 13 or any New Belgrade-bound bus).

Very beautiful shopping Mall with almost all the big brands are there. There is a wide variety of cafes and resaurants to take a break. Very good atmosphere. Clean, friendly and beautiful location. A must to visit if you are in Belgrade!

Shopping Mall

Delta City

Address: Jurija Gagarina 16, New Belgrade

www.deltacity.rs

Delta City, Jurija Gagarina 16 (located in New Belgrade, Take tram number 7, 9 or 13, bus number 95 or minibus)

The second largest shopping mall in the city.

SHOPPING MALL

Stadion Shopping Center - Belgrade shopping - Travel S Helper

Stadion Shopping Center

Address: Voždovac, Zaplanjska 32

www.stadionshoppingcenter.rs

The third largest shopping mall in the city on whose roof is located a football field which can accommodate 5,000 spectators.

This shopping center combines two passions in one place - shopping and football.

Shopping Center

Beogradski Sajam

Address: Bulevar vojvode Mišića 14

Huge selection of cheap clothes.

www.sajam.co.rs

Shopping Center

Block 70 Chinese Market

Address: Block 70,  New Belgrade.

You can buy cheap clothing imported from China. Quality is lower. Closed on Tuesdays!

SHOPPING CENTER

Mercator Center

Address: Bulevar umetnosti 4, Belgrade

(bus number 71, 72 or 75, close to Novi Beograd police station and municipal building)

www.mercator.rs

  • Otvoreni tržni centar (Buvljak), Antifašističke borbe bb. Hundreds of independent shop owners have stores (all brand new goods) under the open sky. You can buy anything and everything there, from any type of clothes like Italian jeans (some are real, some are real good copies from Novi Pazar) to gadgets, toiletries, cell phone accessories to the most obscure screw or nail. Pricing is way less than the malls and they actually have sizes for all shapes and sizes! You could spend a full day at the OTC and not see everything.

Art Galleries

Art Gallery

Galerija STAB

Address: Crnogorska 10, Belgrade

The space of gallery/bar is actually the part of the bridge which connects Belgrade and New Belgrade.

Perfect little artistic jam in Belgrade mixed with the urban atmosphere of contemporary art.

 

Art Gallery

Gallery of frescoes

Address: Cara Urosa 20, Old Town, Belgrade

The fascinating Serbian medieval visual art, It contains exact, full-sized replicas of frescos from different orthodox churches across Serbia.

www.narodnimuzej.rs

Art Gallery

Gallery 1250

Address: Belgrade Design District, Cumicevo Sokace 56, Belgrade

Small charming gallery in city center. A lot of unique pieces perfect for gifts. Everything is handmade.

www.gallery1250.com

Hypermarkets

  • Metro Cash & Carry, Krnjača; Zemun; Vidikovac, http://www.metro-cc.com/. Metro is actually a wholesaler, not a retailer, so you need a special card to shop there. These cards are available only to business owners, self-employed artists and the like. Fortunately you can borrow a card from a Serbian friend who has it.

International Newspapers and Magazines

Newsstands and bookstores in the city sell foreign newspapers and magazines. These include Delfi, Plato Press (near Studentski trg), Tell Me (next to the Plato store) and Inmedio (three locations - Delta City, Usce Center, Zira Center). Newspapers and magazines can be found in various international languages like English, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, German and others.

  • Delfi, Kralja Milana 48 (inside Student Cultural Center (SKC)),  +381-11/2645-783, http://www.delfi.rs/. Mo–Sa: 09AM–10PM, Su: 12AM–21PM. 

Restaurants

Restaurant

Toro Latin Gastrobar

TORO Latin GastroBar is a creative blend of Pan Latin styles and flavors. Chef-owner Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appetit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico's Toque d'Oro, artfully spins South and Central American ingredients into small plates designed for sharing.

The beverage menu features innovative cocktails, a collection of Latin wines and a variety of spirits created for sipping and enjoying. The vibrant decor fuses traditional and contemporary tastes, the perfect setting to savor Chef Richard Sandoval's acclaimed cuisine.

CUSINE: Latin, Mediteran, Spanish

ADDRESS:  Ulica Karadjordjeva 2-4, Beton Hala, Belgrade

WORKING HOURS: Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00am

TELEPHONE: +381 11 3034342

OTHER: Free Wifi , Outdoor , Reservations

WEBSITE: www.richardsandoval.com

RATING 9.5

FOOD 92points
ATMOSPHERE 94points
SERVICE 93points

 

Restaurant

Madera

RATING 9.3/10

Madera is located in the metropolitan area with a long history. Part of today's Boulevard of King Alexander - from Takovska to Beogradska street - was known as "Fišegdžijska čaršija" (Cornet market) because, by order of Prince Miloš Obrenović, this area has been designated for the sale of gun-powder cornets. The place where Madera restaurant stands today, had been occupied by a "kafana" called Smederevo - a gethering place of coachmen and blue-collars. Then, in the spirit of Modernism, a new building was erected whose lobby was populated by the restaurant Madera in 1937.

FOOD 92points
ATMOSPHERE 94points
SERVICE 93points
Cusine:Eastern European, Central European, International
Address:Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 43, Belgrade
Working hours:Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Telephone:+381113231332
Other:Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations,Waitstaff
Website:www.maderarestoran.com

Restaurant

Mala Fabrika

RATING 9.5/10

Little Taste Factory, a family restaurant in one of the most beautiful parts of Old Belgrade, magical Neimar.

The restaurant was opened in 2009. It is conceived as a warm, pleasant and comfortable refuge from the hectic pace of the city.

FOOD 95points
ATMOSPHERE 96points
SERVICE 94points
Cusine:Mediterranean, European, Eastern European, Central European
Address:Nebojsina 49a, Belgrade
Working hours:Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Telephone:+381112435727
Other:Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations,Waitstaff
Website:www.malafabrikaukusa.com

Restaurant

Lorenzo & Kakalamba

RATING 9.3/10

Whereyoueatwell Lorenzo and KAKALAMBA' is the original space with the unique conception based on the conflict between Florence and Pirot. The whole idea came from one simple and sincere promise of a caring husband to his beloved wife at the beginning of the marriage: "Honey, I can promise you one thing: You will never be hungry!" Impressive amateur venture of this gourmand enthusiast got its shocking outcome that surely will not leave you indifferent.

If you don't trip up at the entrance to one of the clumsily hidden cables, or God forbid, fall through the hole in the floor directly to the kitchen into the pot with delicious delicacies, you will find your way to one of the unusual chairs and order some of divine specialties from the Florentine or Pirot cuisine. Once you satisfy your gourmet appetite you will notice around a multitude of interesting details, from goat witch is peacefully grazing grass on the ceiling, through the comic reproductions of the famous Florentine sculptures to the fantastic paintings of the famous Botero.

FOOD 92points
ATMOSPHERE 94points
SERVICE 93points
Cusine:Italian, European, Eastern European, Central European, Mediterranean
Address:Cvijiceva 110, Belgrade
Working hours:Monday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Telephone:+381 11 3295351
Other:Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Website:www.lk.rs

Restaurant

Tri Sesira

RATING 9.3/10

Skadarlija is unforgettable and the most beautiful story of the old Belgrade. That old, romantic-boehemian Skadarlija from its memory albums gives us many interesting stories and anecdotes about our and worldwide artists who said that they had spent their best days at Skadarlija at night. Its most famous resident, giant of Serbian poetry and art Đura Jaksić, has often in the company of bohemians, at the restaurant “Tri šešira” emphasized a playful message:

“One more smoke, one more glass, One more song, one more lass And then goodbye, my musician, Goodbye, my hostelry, forever.”

Skadarlija in the centre of Belgrade, in its heart, for more than a century disseminates the glory of old Belgrade’s bohemian, the special way of life which glorifies vine, beauty and love. Popular actors, artists, politicians and presidents like Alessandro Pertini - the President of Italy ,the President Josip Broz Tito, the King of Spain Juan Carlos, George Bush the President of SAD, the President Willy Brandt along with the writers contributed in reviving legends of Skadarlija. The restaurant “Tri šešira” is like a history book in which the world was Skadarlija, and Skadarlija the whole world.

When you enter the restaurant “Tri šešira” you open the door of past time and the path carries you into magical, historically ambient place soaked with bohemian atmosphere, tastes and the art of which the greatest is the art of living. For contemporaries entering the restaurant “Tri šešira” is like entering a time machine.

FOOD 92points
ATMOSPHERE 95points
SERVICE 90points
Cusine:Eastern European,European, Barbecue
Address:Skadarska 29, Belgrade
Working hours:11:00 am - 2:00 am
Telephone:+381 11 7247501
Other:Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Website:http://trisesira.rs/en

Restaurant

Zavicaj Restaurant

RATING 9.2/10

The special charm of Zavičaj restaurants is reflected in ethno decor which is creating tempting atmosphere for those who want to experience this authentic ambient. Plates, bowls, cups, and cutlery are made of pottery. Beer is served in mugs made of clay, and traditional drink called „rakija” is served in so called “čokančić” that is actually unique type of a small traditional bottle. If you just take a look of the interior you can see decorated coffee pots on wooden shelves, very old coffee mills and irons and similar details.

The parts of Serbian costume and heritage are hanging on the walls. You are going to be attracted with interesting beautiful pieces of Serbian folk art like. Plaid tablecloth and wooden chairs, wooden benches covered with a knitted patchwork are creating warm homely ambient.

FOOD 93points
ATMOSPHERE 91points
SERVICE 92points
Cusine:European, Eastern European
Address:Gavrila Principa 77, Belgrade
Working hours:Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Telephone:+381 63 369670
Other:Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Website:www.restoranzavicaj.rs

Restaurant

Casa Nova

RATING 9.5/10

Italian-French cuisine restaurant Casa Nova is located in the heart of Belgrade, in Dorćol district, the old city neighborhood known for its multicultural atmosphere.

Restaurant owner himself has been actively engaged in decorating the restaurant interior and the smallest details were taken into account, wrought iron wine cellar, painted walls, a small gallery with a few tables, discreet home lighting lamps, comfortable chairs, so your stay would be as pleasant as possible. Restaurant terrace offers all possibilities for a pleasant stay and relaxation during and after the working day, and refreshments to all those who have decided to spend the day sightseeing Belgrade.

Offer includes salads, pastas, steak, chicken, turkey, ... by the recipes of Italian and French cuisine. Also, here you can enjoy well prepared seafood and several species of fish.

Casa Nova recommends the house specialty, the "Sicilian Wheel." It consists of a tortilla, vegetables prepared on the butter and with white wine, and on top steak or chicken (per request). We also recommend "Steak in gorgonzola sauce" and "Pepper Steak", in a green pepper sauce.For an aperitif a local brandy (Rakija in Serbian) quince, apricot, plum and raspberry. Additionally, the wine list contains a large variety of local, Italian, French, Argentine, Chilean and Australian wines.

Tiramisu, profiteroles, chocolate souffle and chocolate mousse ... If you want to try the most stuffed, the richest and most unusual pancakes in town, order stuffed pancakes with flambéed in rum apples, pine nuts, raisins, topped with caramel sauce, chocolate and vanilla ice cream!

FOOD 96points
ATMOSPHERE 94points
SERVICE 95points
Cusine:Eastern European, Central European, International
Address:Gospodar Jovanova 42a, Belgrade
Working hours:Monday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Telephone:+381 11 3036868
Other:Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Website:www.casanova.rs

Restaurant

Gradska

RATING 9.4/10

Gradska is Serbian restaurant with authentic national kitchen, with wide assortment of lamb specialities of Toplica district, all prepared by Serbian knight of cuisine Slobodan Miljakovic Restaurant is placed in green oasis of park, in the heart of old Belgrade at Dorcol. Unique ambient makes this restaurant ideal choice both for family lunches and for so bussines dinners. Restaurant also offers possibility to organize celebrations, private parties, conferences and all other manifestations up to 150 seats.

FOOD 94points
ATMOSPHERE 93points
SERVICE 95points
Cusine:Eastern European , Barbecue
Address:Mike Alasa 54, Beograd
Working hours:Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Telephone:+381 11 2928600
Other:Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Website:http://pecenje.rs/

Restaurant

Salon 5

RATING 9.4/10

Dishes are prepared with delicate attention to detail, carefully nuanced in the hands of masters whose dexterity is measured in split seconds on the grill. But Salon is not just about our immaculate performance in the kitchen. A great restaurant makes you feel great. That's why we value experience above everything, making sure to keep a fine balance at all times. Subtlety without arrogance, simplicity without modesty. Indulgence with a tact, committed to class in every sense of the word - culinary, gastronomical and visual. Because grand taste asks for a grand experience.

FOOD 93points
ATMOSPHERE 95points
SERVICE 94points
Cusine:Italian, Mediterranean, International
Address:Avijaticarski Trg 5, Belgrade
Working hours:Monday - Sunday: 3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Telephone:+381 64 5496833
Other:Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Website:http://www.salon5.rs/

Restaurant

Little Bay

RATING 9.3/10

Madera is located in the metropolitan area with a long history. Part of today's Boulevard of King Alexander - from Takovska to Beogradska street - was known as "Fišegdžijska čaršija" (Cornet market) because, by order of Prince Miloš Obrenović, this area has been designated for the sale of gun-powder cornets. The place where Madera restaurant stands today, had been occupied by a "kafana" called Smederevo - a gethering place of coachmen and blue-collars. Then, in the spirit of Modernism, a new building was erected whose lobby was populated by the restaurant Madera in 1937.

FOOD 93points
ATMOSPHERE 93points
SERVICE 93points
Cusine:International
Address:Dositejeva 9a , Belgrade
Working hours:Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Telephone:+381 11 3288995
Other:Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Website:http://www.littlebay.rs/

International Cuisine

There are a handful of international restaurants, including Italian, Chinese and Japanese. These are moderately priced to very expensive.

Chinese

  • Mao Tao, Gracanicka 18,  011 2627 059.

Japanese

  • Dju-Dju, Ulica Rige od Fere,  +381112182276.
  • Ikki Sushi Bar, Gospodar Jovanova 46,  (011) 2184 – 183, http://www.ikkisushibar.com/. Every day from noon to midnight. A concept made in Las Vegas

Mexican

  • Restoran Zapata Beograd, Vojvode Bogdana 13, +381-11/3809-207, http://www.zapatabeograd.com/. The best (and pretty much only) Mexican restaurant in town.

Italian

  • Botako, Nevesinjska 6 (close to St. Sava's cathedral),http://botako.rs/. Probably the best pizzas in town. €4-12.
  • Caruso, Terazije 23/8,  +381-11/3248-037, http://www.restorancaruso.com/. 8th floor restaurant, recommended for memorable view of Terazije, river Sava and summer sunset. €5-10.
  • Lorenzo & Kakalamba, Cvijićeva 110, http://www.lk.rs/.Specialties of Italian and southeastern Serbian cuisine.RSD600-1850.
  • Restoran Casa Nova, Gospodar Jovanova 42a,  +381-11/3036-868, http://www.casanova.rs/. Recommendation: Sicilian wheel€8-15.
  • PizzaPizza, Браће Крсмановић 3 (next to the Brankov Bridge),  +381-11/2622-812, http://www.pizzapizza.rs/. Good pizzas. €3-5.
  • Spaghetteria Trag, Đorđa Jovanovića 2,  +381-11/3037-565. Mostly Italian pastas at affordable prices.€5-10.

Serbian Cuisine

  • Note: Restaurant/ tavern (Serbian Cyrillic: Кафана / lat: Kafana)
  • Dva jelena (Serbian Cyrillic: Два јелена ) kafana (restaurant), Skadarska 32, +381-11/7234885, Skadarlija district. Situated in center of Skadarlija street the Two Deer Restaurant is the iconic Belgrade restaurant more then 180 years old. Authentic traditional food and Bohemian atmosphere are the landmark of Skadarlija and Dva jelena restauranthttp://www.dvajelena.rs/en/

For those interested in what would be a typical Serbian meal, check out these places :

  • Borik, Close to airport, on the way to the museum, on the left when you pass the Tesla Monument.Good meals and large garden under trees.Suitable to spend your time if you have a connection flight.Cheaper than airport prices.
  • Čobanov odmor (Serbian Cyrillic: Чобанов одмор), 34th Vojvode Šupljikca, municipality of Vračar (Crveni Krst). Čobanov odmor means "shepherd's home/rest", it's authentic Serbian fast food with service in etno style.http://www.cobanovodmor.com/eng/index.html
  • Dačo (Serbian Cyrillic: Дачо) kafana (restaurant), Patrisa Lumumbe 49, +381-11/2781-009, offering Serbian cuisine extensively, cosy, and a bit kitschy decorated as old style Serbian house. Main dishes range €8-15. Recommendation: Monastery steak, or any other specialty.
  • Leskovcanin (Serbian Cyrillic: Лeckoвчaнин), Balkanska 5. Fast food, grill in the traditional way, tasty and varied. It is located next to "Hotel Moskva", (near Terazije).
  • Little Bay, Dositejeva 9a, +381-11-32-88-995. A British concept, Little Bay has set up a restaurant in Belgrade in the fancy Dorćol district, not far from Skadarlija, close to the Dutch Embassy. The venue shows Opera-style furniture, and over the weekends opera singers perform while people eat. Dishes are Serbian style, slightly more elaborate than usual but still relatively inexpensive. A must for Opera-fans and romantic dinners. Book in advance (or try your luck) and order the duck en croutedish. Prices: 650 RSD/1300 RSD. Full meal for around 1500-2000 RSD
  • Manjež (Serbian Cyrillic: Мањеж) restaurant (kafana), Svetozara Markovića 49. Famous restaurant with distinctive service. Large selection of traditional Serbian food, great spirits (rakija), premium wines and cakes. It is located near the Yugoslav Drama Theatre and the park, the main street between the Srpskih Vladara (Kralja Milana) and Nemanjina, near Slavija Square. http://www.manjez.rs/en/restaurant
  • Orač (Serbian Cyrillic: Орач) кафана (kafana), Mekenzijeva 81. It is located in the part Čubura - Vračar, near the Slavija square and the Temple of Saint Sava.Kafana, Orač (means "plowman") is a tavern with a long tradition, local specialties, and good barbecue. A few years ago (from a nearby old location) moved to this new location.
  • Orašac (Serbian Cyrillic: Орашац), Kralja Aleksandra 122, is garden restaurant with traditional Serbian cuisine. Grill and food prepared by recipes from the old Serbian cuisine. Located near subway stations and monuments "Vuk Karadzic" (called: Kod Vuka), in addition to more colleges, in the main street.
  • Salaš (Serbian Cyrillic: Салаш) restaurant, Sindjeliceva 34, Gardoš (near Danube) - municipality of Zemun. Enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the "Salaš (Ranch) specialties" of meat or fish, good wine and views of the river and the whole city. http://www.salas-gardos.com/
  • Sinđelić (Serbian Cyrillic: Синђелић) National Restaurant, Vojislava Ilica 86. National restaurant with traditional Serbian cuisine. It is located near the stadium Sinđelić. From the city center, you can quickly get to the restaurant by city bus no. 31 and trolley bus no. 19 and 29 (from Slavia Square).
  • Skadarlija is a pleasant street filled with Serbian and Italian restaurants, not to be missed by gourmands. It is famous for its old restaurants, some of which have been around for over 100 years. Most of the restaurants have string orchestras which play a selection of traditional and modern Serbian songs, like in Lagum 33, Simina 33. The cheapest and most original kafana on Skadarlija is probably Skadarlijska Noć (Skadarska 40).
  • Srpska brvnara (Serbian Cyrillic: Српска брвнара) restoran (kafana), Savski kej bb, 44 blok, Novi Beograd. National House "Srpska brvnara" is a floating restaurant (on a raft), located on the banks of the River Sava. Ethno-friendly environment, national cuisine, music tambourine. http://www.srpskabrvnara.rs/
  • Srpska kafana (Serbian Cyrillic: Српска кафана), Svetogorska 25., traditional Serbian cuisine. Cult town tavern, the place in which are built in a decade bohemian life. The restaurant is located next to the theater "Atelje 212". Local specialties (home cooked meals, grill,Gibanica - something like pie...) http://www.srpskakafana.rs/index.html
  • Stepin vajat (Serbian Cyrillic: Степин Вајат), Vojvode Stepe 2l. Fast food, grill in the traditional way, tasty and varied. It is located next to "Autokomanda" square, and Red Star (Црвена Зевезда) football stadium, (near Slavija Square). The shop is in the Serbian-style, wooden house.
  • ? (that's what it is called) kafana, Kralja Petra 6, traditional Serbian cuisine. Good place to try ćevapčići sa kajmakom (grilled minced meat with cream), or if you have a strong stomach and will to experiment, you might choose (in translation): young bull's sex glands, bowels orglands.

Some restaurants are famous not only by the quality, but also the quantity of the meals:

  • Malo korzo, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 468, +381-11/419-922, cheap but warm restaurant offering barbecue and other Serbian specialities in enormous portions.
  • Srbija, located 15km from Belgrade downtown, on Ibar highway (M-22), just after Tilia forrest (Lipovačka šuma), +381-11/8340-055. If you happen to pass that way, or you are willing to spend half-hour drive from center to find it, it is recommended to visit. Decent restaurant build between village houses, with kind personell and both tasteful and oversized dishes.

Fish

If you prefer a delicious fish meal try fish gourmet restaurants:

  • Mika Alas, Stari Obrenovački put 14 (close to Ada Ciganlija), +381-11/2544-448, http://www.mikaalas.co.rs/. Be sure to try their delicious fish soup "riblja corba" and their very own house specialty, "smudj romanov", Pike Perch fillet in white wine cream sauce. Excellent food for an acceptable price.
  • Ivanjica, Stari obrenovački put 8 (also close to Ada Ciganlija), +381-11/3551-938, +381-63/8383-439.
  • Šaran, Kej Oslobođenja 53 (Zemun quay), +381-11/2618-235. Restaurant by the river, terrace available during summer months, excellent atmosphere, guest cooks from different countries, live old Belgrade music.
  • "Restaurant Club Bacchus" One of the best restaurant in the city and on the river Danube. Place of pleasure and an unforgettable ekpereance with sophisticade food and wine.Price is not so high, the best value for money. tel: +381 11 30 15 082 +381 11 30 15 083

Vegetarian

Lila - svet izobilja, Palmotićeva 5 (center), +81 11 334 1845. Indian food with a day menu. There is a fixed price for 1 kilogram for all meals, the price you pay depends on the amount of food you take. Lila also serves desserts and lassi.

Jazzayoga Kralja Aleksandra 48 (center), 011 32 42 173.http://www.jazzayoga.com/en/ Sandwiches, wraps, juices, and baked goods.

Tel Aviv Hummus House Carica Milice 3 http://www.facebook.com/pages/TEL-AVIV-HUMMUS-HOUSE/188926901166810?sk=info, across from the McDonald's at Zeleni Venac. Delicious and cheap Middle Eastern food. Falafel sandwich is healthy and quick and costs less than 3 euro.

Radost Fina Kuhinjica, Pariska 3 (center), 061 60 4444 5.https://www.facebook.com/RadostFinaKuhinjica. Located just below Kalemegdan Park they offer vegetarian/vegan food Wednesday-Sunday 2pm-11pm. Very Chic and trendy but still cozy. Reasonable prices for great food and good service!

Coffe & Drink

Serbs love beer, and it is possible to buy a variety of domestic beers such as Jelen, Lav, MB, Pils. Along with a few imported beers, at very cheap prices. The domestic beers are quite decent. Foreign beers made under license in Serbia include Heineken, Amstel, Tuborg, Stella Artois, and Beck's. Belgrade holds a Beer Festival annually in August.

Local wines can be good, although more expensive tends to mean more drinkable, and many of the less expensive bottles are less than satisfactory. Wines from neighbouring Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia are also good and can be found in Belgrade. The national alcoholic drink is rakija, a Serbian brandy (especially plum brandy - šljivovica, also slivovitsain English) that is very strong and makes a good souvenir.

For the sober crowd, Belgrade has blueberry, raspberry, tomato, peach, apple, strawberry, and any other kind of juice you can think of.

All cafés serve the usual continental coffees, such as espresso and cappuccino. However, regular coffee comes in the form of Turkish coffee, not filtered coffee. If you want a filtered coffee, you need to specify this when ordering, and not all coffee shops have it. Also very popular is whipped instant coffee, commonly referred to simply as 'Nes' (as in, Nescafé). A cafe called Mali Prag (across from the Hotel Prag) is thought by some to offer the best "Serb Coffee" in the world.

There are a couple of places worth visiting if you are a fan of cafe culture. The street best known for its trendy cafes is definitely Strahinjića Bana. On this street, cafes are full even on weekdays. The best atmosphere is on Friday evenings when the trendy youth of Belgrade descend to enjoy the music and each other. Out of numerous cafes, the best ones are:

  • Insomnia.
  • KontraBar. no alternative place, there are only yuppies and it is quite expensive for Beograd
  • Buongiornio. also a pastry shop
  • Nachos.
  • Veprov Dah. a Scottish pub
  • Duomo. Italian and Mediterranean restaurant and cafe
  • Ipanema.
  • Cosy. a new French Café with excellent ambiance in Makedonska 30 etc.

The second cafe zone is Obilićev Venac (a street parallel to Knez Mihailova). The best cafes there are:

  • Iron.
  • Jelena.
  • Zu Zu's.
  • Irish pub.
  • Simbol.

Third cafe zone (also a going out zone) is quay next to hotel Yugoslavia in Zemun. On the quay are numerous river boats (splavovi), many of them are cafes, restaurants and clubs.

Other places worth visiting:

  • The Three Carrots Irish pub. bills itself as the first Irish pub in Belgrade, quite easy to miss, just turn left at the bombed out buildings coming up from the train station and walk on the left hand side of the road.
  • The Black Turtle II Pub, Kosančićev venac 30 (near Kalemegdan),  +381 11 3286-656. Well known for beer mixed with lemon and blueberry syrup, as well as memorable river view at summer sunset, if you are among the lucky ones who manage to get one of the few outdoor tables. If you care about the beer or the atmosphere more than the view, check other Black Turtle Pubs. edit
  • Tijuana - Latin Cocktail Bar in Belgrade,  +381 637108833 , +381 62251494 . If you are searching for a nice looking cafe to impress your latest hot date, look away now, but if you want an original experience as far as Belgrade’s nightlife goes, then you should check out Tijuana.
  • Inex Film. a squat on the North side of the center, on the shore of the Danube, with weekly film screenings, art exhibitions, and DJ parties.

 

Sights & Landmarks

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Kalemegdan -Belgrade Fortress


Kalemegdan -Belgrade Fortress. Once an important military fortification, it now serves as the central park of Belgrade. Accessible from the end of the Knez Mihailova street, it offers beautiful views, especially during sunset. The largest part of is a park, along with the fortress walls, with several cafes, tennis and basketball courts, museums and an observatory. Don't forget to take a look at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, and the statue of Pobednik (Winner), one of the symbols of Belgrade.Take tram number 2 from the railway station and disembark at the 4th stop (Kalemdag)to avoid the walking uphill.

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Knez Mihailova Street (Serbian Cyrillic: Кнез Михаилова улица). Main pedestrian street in Belgrade. Crowded during the day and night. Mostly shopping and numerous cafes.


 

 

 

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Republic Square(Main Square). Main meeting point in the city (also called kod konja - "by the horse"), right next to the statue of Mihailo Obrenovic (riding a horse), National Theater, National Museum and Knez Mihailova Street. Best place to arrange a meeting.


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Skadarlija(Skadarska street). Pedestrian street filled with restaurants and cafes, most in the spirit of old Belgrade. Live bands playing old Belgrade music can be heard here in the evenings. The street is paved in cobblestone so high heels are not advised. Blank-walled buildings on the south side have been painted with impressive 'trompe-l'oeil' paintings to add to the atmosphere.


 

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Srpskih vladara (Kralja Milana)

Srpskih vladara (Kralja Milana) street, connecting Belgrade Fortress, Knez Mihailova street and Republic Square with Slavija Square and The Temple of Saint Sava dominate the view as you walk towards it. Notice Terazije Fountain, Hotel Moskva (Former Palace of Russia), The Old Royal Palace, following the New Palace, and theater Jugoslovensko Dramsko Pozorište, as you wander around.


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The Old Royal Palace

The Old Royal Palace (Serbian Cyrillic: Стари Двор), at Nikola Pasic Sqaure, built in 1881, it was residence of Serbian kings, now used as Town Hall.


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The White Palace

The White Palace(Бели Двор) - (Serbian Cyrillic: Бели двор; English: White Court or White Palace) is a mansion located in Belgrade, Serbia. The mansion is part of the Royal Compound, a real estate of royal residences and parklands located in Dedinje, an exclusive area of Belgrade


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The New Palace

The New Palace (Serbian Cyrillic: Нови Двор / Latin: Novi Dvor)-The New Palace is located next to Тhe Old Royal Palace, the square Andrićev venac(Андрићев венац) no. 1st. It was built between 1911 and 1922, as the residence of King Petar I Karađorđević. Today is the official seat of the President of the Republic of Serbia.


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The National Assembly of Serbia

The National Assembly of Serbia (Serbian Cyrillic: Народна Скупштина Србије), located across from the Old Royal Palace, at Nikola Pasic Sqaure.


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Gardosh

Gardosh (Serbian Cyrillic: Гардош / Latin: Gardoš) is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Zemun. Gardos the hill, located on the right side of the river Danube, is a historical and authentic cultural environment with narrow streets, houses and historic churches. At the top of the hill, there is a tower "Sibinjanin Janko" (or Millennium Tower) - height of 36m, which opened in 1896, with a gallery and a beautiful view of the river, and Belgrade. On the hill and near by the river is a large number of restaurants with local food, seafood restaurants and floating (splav) restaurants.


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Belgrade Zoo

Belgrade Zoo, Mali Kalemegdan 8. Summer: Daily: 8:00AM–8:30PM, Winter: Daily: 8AM – 5PM. , located inside the Belgrade Fortress



Churches and Monasteries


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Saint Sava Temple

Saint Sava Temple (Serbian Cyrillic: Храм Светог Саве). The largest Orthodox church in Serbia, and one of the biggest Orthodox churches in the whole world. In 1594, Turkish vizier Sinan-paşa burned the holy relics of Saint Sava (1174-1236), founder of the autocephalous Serbian Orthodox Church, on the spot where the temple is located today, in retaliation for the rebellion of the Serbian people. Since then, the Serbs wished to erect a church in honour of Saint Sava at this location, and have first built a smaller church next to the place of the burning of the relics (this church also still stands, and is located to the left of the main entrance to the big temple). The temple was built from 1935 in several phases - interrupted first in 1941 by WWII, and later by Communist authorities, the work was only resumed in 1985. Interior decoration is not yet finished, however visitors have access to the north aisle which is complete and in use. From the quality of the marble and plaster work already in place, it will be stupendous when it is finished. The underground crypt, future burial site of Serbian patriarchs, dedicated to Saint Lazarus of Serbia, is also nearly completed. It is located near Slavija square, easily accessed from Bulevar Oslobodjenja, and visible from most points of the city. Due to its impressive size, it is often called a cathedral, although it is not yet the seat of a bishop or the patriarch.


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Belgrade Cathedral

Belgrade Cathedral (Serbian Cyrillic: Саборна црква) is dedicated to Saint Archangel Michael, and is located near Belgrade Fortress (Kalemegdan) at Kneza Sime Markovića 3. It was completed in 1840, and its interior was richly decorated in the fashion of Serbian neo-classicism. Building of the Serbian Patriarchate is located opposite the Cathedral, and it is also the location of the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as a beautiful patriarchal chapel dedicated to Saint Symeon.


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St. Mark's Church

St. Mark's Church (Serbian Cyrillic: Црква Св. Марка) built from 1931 to 1940 is located in Tašmajdan park in Belgrade, near the Parliament of Serbia. It was designed as a copy of the famous Gračanica monastery near Priština. Behind the church, there is the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, built by White Russian immigrants who came to Serbia after the Russian Revolution of 1917-1922.


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Ružica Church and Church of Saint Petka

Ružica Church (Црква Ружица) and Church of Saint Petka (Црква Свете Петке) are located on Kalemegdan fortress, near the observatory (easy to miss, ask for directions). Ružica Church, dedicated to the Birth of the Holy Virgin Mary, was first mentioned in the 15th century; it was destroyed in the early 18th century, and later rebuilt in its present location. It was the military church of the garrison that was located in the fortress. It was once again destroyed in WWI by Central Powers, and then rebuilt again in 1925. At this time the church received its unique bronze soldier statues and the unusual chandeliers made out of bullet shells, swords and bayonets, a unique example of trench art with religious motifs. Church of Saint Petka (Paraskevi) is located next to it; it was built around a miraculous spring, and in honour of Saint Petka whose relics were kept in Belgrade fortress during the Middle Ages.


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Church of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist

Church of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist (Serbian Cyrillic: Црква Рођења светог Јована Крститеља), Central Cemetery (Centralno groblje), Zaplanjska 47a. A small graveyard church, located in the Voždovac municipality, contains a unique historical relic of large significance, protected by UNESCO: the iconostasis that was brought to the church in the 70's was built by Serbian and Russian officers who were interned in Bad Sulza concentration camp for the chapel in the camp.


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Church of Saint Alexander Nevsky 

Church of Saint Alexander Nevsky (Serbian Cyrillic: Црква Светог Александра Невског), Cara Dušana 63, Dorćol (near Skadarlija). The history of this church dates back to the time of the Serbian-Turkish war (1876), when Russian volunteers arrived in Serbia under the command of General Mikhail Chernyaev. The old church was built in 1877, but was later demolished in order to build a bigger one, which was completed in 1912, and designed by the famous Serbian female architect Jelisaveta Načić. There is a memorial plaque in honour of the fallen Serbian and Yugoslav soldiers, Russian czar Nicholas II and King Alexander Obrenović inside the church. The frescoes have eroded over time, and the interior is currently rather simple, apart from the impressive marble iconostasis.


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Church of the Translation of Relics of Saint Nicholas (Nikolajevska)

Church of the Translation of Relics of Saint Nicholas (Nikolajevska) (Serbian Cyrillic: Николајевска Црква), built in 1745, it is currently the oldest church building in Belgrade. It contains one of the most beautiful baroque iconostases in Serbia. It is located at the foot of the hill known as Gardoš (Гардош), near the Danube, in the municipality of Zemun.

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  • Church of the Holy Virgin (Serbian Cyrillic: Црква Покрова Пресвете Богородице), Kajmakčalanska 55, Zvezdara, Belgrade. It was built in 1933, in the Serbian-Byzantine style, richly adorned with frescoes, mosaics, has a rich collection of relics. It is located between Buevara King Alexander, and Žiča street, near the "Red Cross Square" (Црвени Крст).
  • Monastery Rakovica (Serbian Cyrillic: Манастир Раковица) - dedicated to St. Archangel Michael and Gabriel. Monastery went through a turbulent history. Rakovica Monastery is located 11 km from the city center, on a circular route, which the Rakovička river turns to the Avala. The Monastery has important relics, and there are also tombs of famous personalities (Vasa Čarapić, Patriarch Dimitrije), and most recently Serbian Patriarch Pavle.
  • Presentation of the Virgin Monastery (Serbian Cyrillic: Манастир Ваведења Пресвете Богородице), Ljube Jovanovića Street No. 8, Senjak (Dedinje). It is located near the center, the Topcidersko hill, surrounded by woods. The church was built in 1935. This beautiful church ("Monastery of the Presentation") was built in the Serbian-Byzantine style with richly painted frescoes and a rich treasury.

 

Museums & Galleries

The National Museum of Serbia

The National Museum of SerbiaThe National Museum of Serbia (Serbian Cyrillic:Народни Музеј), 1а Trg republike,  http://en.narodnimuzej.rs/    CLOSED due to reconstruction , however,  two small sections are open with free entrance.Located at Republic square. Founded in 1844, has more than 400,000 items including Italian Art Collection (230 works) including Titian, Raphael, Tintoretto, Lorenzo di Credi, Canaletto, Tiepollo, Carpaccio etc. French Art Collection (250 paintings) includes Renoir (82 works), Monet, Degas, Signac, Lautrec, Matisse, Gaughen, Cezanne, Pissaro, Corot etc. Dutch and Flemish Art Collection (120 works) include Juan de Flandes, Bosch, Vincent van Gogh, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Goyen, Breughel, Mondrian... Japanase Art Collection has 82 works which include Kunisada, Toyokuni, Hirosige etc ... Yugoslav (Serbian) Art Collection includes Paja Jovanovic, Uros Predic, Lubarda. Other Art Collections (German, Austrian, Russian...) include Picasso, Durer, Klimt, Kandinsky, Sisley, Marc Chagall , Kassat, Roerich, Ryepin, etc.

  • Gallery of Frescoes of the National Museum(Serbian Cyrillic: Галерија Фресака), Cara Uroša 20, +381 11 306 052,  Closed on Mondays.. The gallery was founded in 1953, as a special institution for the collection, study and exhibit of the Serbian medieval art. It is now part of the National Museum and contains a rich collection of murals and medieval sculptures.

Historical Museum of Serbia

Historical Museum of SerbiaHistorical Museum of Serbia (Serbian Cyrillic:Историјски Музеј Србије), Square Nikole Pasica 11(next to the National Assembly of Serbia.),  +381 11 3398 018; 3398 335, http://www.imus.org.rs/. Every day except Mondays..Museum has a rich collection of materials related to the Serbian nation and Serbia from ancient times to the present. There is no permanent exhibition in the museum, only various temporal exhibitions throughout the year.


Ethnographic Museum

Ethnographic Museum (Serbian Cyrillic: Етнографскимузеј), Studentski trg 13,  +381 11 3281 888, http://www.etnografskimuzej.rs/.Tu–Sa: 10AM–5PM, Su: 9AM–2PM.. Permanent exhibition of Serbian costumes, tools, culture and everyday life in past centuries. Temporary exhibitions covering related topics.


Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Museum of the Serbian Orthodox ChurchMuseum of the Serbian Orthodox Church (Serbian Cyrillic: Музеј Српске Православне Цркве), (Located across from the Belgrade Cathedral(Саборна црква), The Residence of Princess Ljubica, near Knez Mihailova Street / entrance from the street Kralja Petra I br. 5th.),http://www.spc.rs/eng/museum_serbian_orthodox_church_opened. weekdays from 8-16C, 09-12C on Saturdays, Sundays 11-13C. Across the street is the Orthodox Academy of Art and Conservation (frescoes, mosaics, and icon painting)


Nikola Tesla Museum

Nikola Tesla Museum, Krunska 51, Tel: +381 (0) 11 24 33 886 ([email protected], fax: +381 (0) 11 24 36 408), http://www.tesla-museum.org/meni_en.htm. Tu–Su: 10AM–6PM. Museum dedicated to the man whom Serbs revere. Nikola Tesla (Никола Тесла) made significant contributions to the development of electric engineering, pioneering alternating current (making long-distance high-energy transfers possible), radio (making base work for today's mobile communications) and AC motors (widely used today, e.g. blenders, vacuum cleaners and elevators), among other numerous inventions. Half of this small museum is dedicated to Tesla's personal effects, while the other half contains models of his inventions. There are English-speaking guides who are students from the Engineering Department of the University of Belgrade who can help you understand the sometimes-complicated science.Entrance fee is RSD 500.


The Residence of Princess Ljubica

The Residence of Princess Ljubica (Serbian Cyrillic:Конак кнегиње Љубице / Latin: Konak kneginje Ljubice),Kneza Sime Markovića 8, http://www.mgb.org.rs/en/permanent-exhibitions/residence-of-princess-ljubica/album/. The residence is now managed by the Museum of Belgrade and is used to display the museum material and painting exhibitions. The permanent exhibition at the Residence consists of original furniture, made in Oriental-Balkan style and other styles of the time (Classicism, Biedermeier, neo-baroque).


Ivo Andric Museum

Ivo Andric Museum, Andrićev Venac 8, http://www.mgb.org.rs/en/permanent-exhibitions/museum-of-ivo-andric. Closed on Mondays.. Memorial Museum of Ivo Andric, is dedicated to our writer, Nobel laureate.


Tito's Mausoleum and the Museum of the History of Yugoslavia

(Serbian Cyrillic: Музеј ИсторијеЈугославије),  Botićeva 6 (Take trolleybus #40 or #41 from Studentski Trg or from Kneza Miloša Street in the direction of Dedinje and ask for Kuća cveća (House of flowers)), http://www.mij.rs/en.html. Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm from 10/16 to 4/23, 10am-8pm from 4/24 to 10/15.. Artifacts from the former Yugoslavia and around the world given to Tito in his years as president. RSD200, Students: RSD100.


The Military Museum

The Military Museum (Serbian Cyrillic: Војни Музеј), (inside the Belgrade Fortress), http://www.muzej.mod.gov.rs/en/. every day except monday, 10am-5pm. Museum has around 30,000 objects in 12 collections and very impressive photo collection with over 100,000 photographs, etc RSD150.


Museum of Roma Culture

Museum of Roma Culture, Ruzveltova street 41-43,http://www.romamuseum.rs/. Tu-Su: 11AM-4PM. The museum is situated in a small storage room in a public building in downtown Belgrade. Its walls are covered with photographs and documents in the Roma language. There are temporal exhibitions, different programs and events.


Aeronautical Museum 

Aeronautical MuseumAeronautical Museum (Serbian Cyrillic: МузејВаздухопловства), (adjacent to Nikola Tesla Airport. Take bus number 72 which departs from Zeleni Venac terminus/station, one stop before departures (terminal) which called Rodni Terminal.The bus line uses mostly modern air con carriages(Aug 2015) with telematic and stop announcement but even if you loose it simply arrive in the departures , stay in the bus and disembark in the first stop after the bus leaves the airport.), http://www.muzejvazduhoplovstva.org.rs/?jez=eng&id=1. The main collection is housed in an architecturally noteworthy geodesic-based glass building, with additional aircraft displayed on the surrounding grounds. The museum owns over 200 aircraft that have been operated by the Serbian and Yugoslav Air Forces, Aeronautical clubs and Avio-companies, from gliders to helicopters to jet fighters. There are a number of rare aircraft and other aviation equipment. The museum also displays relics of US and NATO aircraft "donated" during the 1990s Balkans conflicts, including wreckage from a US F-117 Nighthawk RSD500.

Things to do

 

Ada Ciganlija

Ada Ciganlija is a river island on Sava River with an artificial lake in the center of the city. The lake has an 8 km long gravel beach, which is visited by thousands of bathers during the summer. This is a great place for sports and picnics (barbecue is allowed in the allotted space) . It also contains a lot of cafes and restaurants,river rafts (bars-restaurants), some of which are opened whole year round. In summer, it is swamped with people wanting to cool down in the water. Beaches in Ada Ciganlija, with restaurants, cafes on the beach, as well as umbrellas,beds and water sports, reminiscent of many sea beaches, and are the right place for swimming, recreation and enjoyment. You may rent bikes or inline skates at several points near the entry to the island. Lanes for pedestrians and bikers are separated. You have over-the-water bungee jumping facility, as well as water skiing. There are terrains for football, basketball, beach volley, golf and tennis. If you are coming from the direction of New Belgrade or Zemun, consider using small boats from Block 70a edge, New Belgrade, which can take you over the river for around €1. During summer season they go every 15 minutes or less, and offer bike transportation as well. There are also many regular bus services from the city center and other districts to Ada Ciganlija.


Additional facilities:

Adventure Park is open during summer season (usually from beginning of May until the end of September) +381-64/8210-218, +381-63/1679-787. Price for one go through the park is RSD 800.

Segway Rides on small flat track, near cafe Plaža, +381-69/734-929.

Outdoor Ice Skating (during winter), or ski and snowboard simulator (all year round)

Public Observatory

Public Observatory features four panoramic telescopes installed for daily observations of the city's panorama.

National Theatre

National Theatre features opera, ballet and plays. The main hall is simply amazing - decorated with gold and artworks.

Zemun quay

Zemun quay is the most visited Waterfront in Belgrade. Here you can ride a bike, inline skates or walk next to Danube River. For a break, just hop on one of the raft bars or restaurants.

Strahinjića Bana Street

Strahinjića Bana Street (Serbian Cyrillic:Страхињића Бана улица) is known as the Silicon Valley (Силиконска Долина), located in downtown Belgrade, at the end of Skadarska Street (popularly Skadarlija) laterally, and extends to the Kalemegdan fortress and the zoo. Here are popular bars, restaurants, cafes, and gardens (with slightly higher prices).

Go bowling

Go bowling, available at:

Ice skating

Ice skating is available during winter months at:

The Great War Island

The Great War Island (Veliko ratno ostrvo) is a river island at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, for picnics and bird spotting.

Mount Avala

Mount Avala is a 511m mountain near Belgrade with the 204m Avala Tower at the top. Viewing platform is accessible via a lift with great views of Belgrade and parts of Vojvodina and Šumadija. Entrance fee is RSD50 per person. At the top of the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, and the motel and a few restaurants. During the descent, turn right, there is a mountain lodge "Čarapića Brest" (Чарапића Брест), with rooms and good restaurant.

Visit a splav

Visit a splav (literally: raft) – a barge restaurant located along the Sava and Danube rivers. There are two kinds of "splav". Some are restaurants, but most are nightclubs. You can literally club-hop all night long. There is no cover charge to get into any of them. Some ultra popular ones may require that you have an invitation or be on the guest list, but if you tell them that you are a foreigner and that you didn't know they'll usually let you in. Women are not required to be on a "guest list". The music played on the barges is highly varied and can include live bands, Serbian folk music, pop, and dance.

Cinemas

Movies in Serbia are subtitled, not dubbed. Best movie theaters are:

  • Cineplexx Ušće at Usce shopping mall, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina, +381-11/2854-495, 3D projections available
  • Cineplexx Delta City, at Delta City shopping mall, Jurija Gagarina 16, +381-11/2203-400, Cineplexx Cinemas
  • Roda Intermezzo Cineplex, Požeška 83a, +381-11/2545-260
  • Tuckwood cineplex, Kneza Miloša 7a, +381-11/3236-517, in the city center, a bit old, and sometimes too loud.

If you prefer theaters in the city core, check also:

  • Dom sindikata, Trg Nikole Pašića 5, +381-11/3234-849
  • Akademija 28, Nemanjina 28, +381-11/3616-020

Sports

Association football

Association football is the most popular spectator sport in Serbia. While Belgrade isn't home to any of the traditional European football giants, the local derby between Partizan Belgrade and Red Star Belgrade (won both European and International Cup in 1991), also known as the Eternal Derby (Вечити дерби), is considered to be one of the most intensive sport events. Even if you do not support either club, but you enjoy cheering, watching one of the matches between the two sides is still recommended to experience the atmosphere. Due to the intensity of the rivalry, it is not recommended to wear either team's colors outside the stadium.

Tickets for the game are usually sold a couple of days before the game at the stadium, and are usually available at match day as well. The price of the ticket usually ranges from 5 to 15 euros. It is recommended you avoid the northern and southern stand where the most loyal supporters are located and instead buy tickets for the eastern and western stand.

Basketball and tennis

Basketball and tennis are also popular. Kombank Arena and Pionir Hall are the main venues for basketball and other indoor sports.

Both Red Star Belgrade and Partizan Belgrade have basketball clubs as well and both of them have a rich history. Every season, one of these two clubs, if not both of them, participate in the Euroleague and the quality of the basketball games is much higher than football games, however the tickets for the basketball "Eternal derby" games are usually not sold, instead they are distrubuted to the fans so if you want to attent the game it will be difficult, but not impossible for you to get the tickets for the games. If you are a basketball fan, do not miss the fantastic atmosphere the supporters of these two clubs create on Euroleague games!

Tennis is played at the Novak Tennis Center (Serbia Open), as well as in Kombank Arena (Davis Cup matches).

Spa & Wellness

Spa & Wellnes

Hotel Moskva - Spa & Wellness centre

 

Cleansed, luxurious and intimate atmosphere, designed to fully cater to your needs and pleasure, was achieved by combining this historic hotel’s recognizable rustic interior with ultra-modern spa solutions.

Massages and facial treatments are done by educated professionals using prestigious Pevonia (face and body) and Alessandro (manicure and pedicure) products. Choose a treatment according to your taste and needs. We recommend a foam massage, our SPA centre’s specialty, which gives extraordinary sensations to all your senses!

Address: Balkanska 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Tel: +381 11 364 21 99
Mob: +381 63 84 41 127
E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.hotelmoskva.rs/en/spa-en-us/

Spa & Wellnes

Square Nine Hotel - Spa & Wellness centre

The Square Nine Spa and Wellness center is an oasis of wellbeing, designed to restore balance and harmony to your body and spirit by providing complete revitalization.

The Spa center offers an 18 meter long, chlorine free, lap pool, lit by natural light, a Japanese Ofuro tub, steam room & sauna. The fitness center is equipped with Technogym machines and the hotel offers personal trainers.

The two massage and treatment rooms offer the ideal relaxation environment, with soothing music, highly trained expert therapists, and a selection of facials, body wraps and massages.

Address: Studentski trg 9 , 11000 Belgrade
Tel: +381 11 3333 520
Fax: +381 11 3333 515
E-mail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.squarenine.rs/english/spa-wellness

Spa & Wellnes

Thai Spa

Ancient methods for the establishment of complete well-being. Massage and traditional herbal treatments are part of Thai history. Thai massage is an art thousands of years old, which is increasingly practiced outside the borders of Thailand because of its great therapeutic value without adverse effects.
Thai Spa Salon with the smells, the music and the spirit of the Orient connects you with the culture of the earth smiles. Authentic experience based on the tradition of natural treatment will give you a Thai therapists. Awaken your body and become aware heard completing the list of pleasures this unusual method for a sense of peace and relaxation.

Location 1

Strahinjića Bana 8, Belgrade
+381 11 328 37 86
+381 65 328 37 86
[email protected]

Location 2

Đorđa Stanojevića 9v - Belvill, Beograd
+381 11 63 00 719
+381 63 175 16 75
[email protected]

Working hours: Tue - Sun 10:00-22:00

Website: http://www.thaispa.rs/

Spa & Wellnes

Dinara Relax centar

Dinara Relax Center offers complete spa services, sauna, whirlpool baths, one of which is the largest in Belgrade. Salt room in Dinara Relax Center is equipped to the highest standards, where all the walls are covered with salt, and an exceptional micro-climate is achieved by using pharmaceutical salt renowned Austrian manufacturer Salinen.

An oasis of soothing heat, detoxification and relaxation will help you to completely relax the senses, strengthen immunity and mood. We offer several different treatments that will satisfy all your needs.

For guests Dinara Relax Center Parking is provided and is located in the courtyard.

Address: Save Maškovića 3, 11000 Belgrade
Tel: +381 11 3970-759
Fax: +381 63 618-387
E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.dinara.rs

Spa & Wellnes

Spa Intimo

In Spa Intimo you can enjoy complete privacy. In the given period SPA center used only by you. Complete relaxation in a society where you feel most comfortable, the company of your loved one.

A good company in an excellent atmosphere is exactly what you need to do your escape from daily routine and forgotten for a little while all the problems.

SPA Intimo operates by apartment and actually rent the whole spa just for you.

Address 1: Bulevar Zorana Đinđića (bivši Bulevar AVNOJ-a), broj 66, sprat 2, stan 12

Address 2: Bulevar Arsenija Čarnojevića, broj 52, sprat 1, stan 5, blok 22

Address 3: Antifašističke borbe (bivša Proleterske solidarnosti) broj 33, sprat I, stan 3

Address 4: Španskih boraca 22B, stan 4 na prvom spratu, blok 29

Address 5: Bulevar Arsenija Čarnojevića broj 85, stan 1A na prizemlju, blok 24

Address 6: Mihajla Pupina 15 (bivši Lenjinov bulevar), stan 1 na prizemlju, blok 21

Tel: +381 65 800 15 15
E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.spaintimo.rs

Spa & Wellnes

Jai Thai

Jai Thai is unparalleled urban wellness where guests enjoy the supreme art based on ancient Thai massage. In an environment of absolute luxury and privacy of our visitors will achieve radiant look that emerges from the inner being. Jai Thai is superior in design. The building was constructed in order to be authentic Thai temple whose tender may be compared with the best international wellness centers. The main goal is nothing less than perfection in every way, from using the highest quality products to the wellness and relaxation programs.

In addition to massage that involves the entire body of work there are a variety of partial massage, such as back massage, neck and head massage, foot massage, which is also one of the most effective detox massage

Jai Thai, as one of the exclusive relaxation center, offers a Jacuzzi, which in combination with massage or body treatment brings some extra pleasure for the body. Our offer included are facials, body treatments and packages that include many different combinations of treatments that make your body a complete pleasure.

Address: Vase Pelagića 48, 11040 Senjak, Belgrade
Tel: +381 11 36-99-193
Mob: +381 62/54-33-71
E-mail: [email protected]

Working hours: Mon - Sun 10:00-22:00

Website : www.jai-thai.net

Spa & Wellnes

My Spa

The SPA center MY SPA is a brand new SPA center in our city, located on an exclusive location near “Beli dvor”, in a peaceful part of the town, here you can find everything you need for a full revitalization of your spirit and body.

Daily life brings plenty of stress, which can cause unseen damage to your body. With the assistance of our team of associates, advisers, coaches, doctors and nutritionists we can help your body and beauty shine through in its full glory.

In addition to the HEALTH services, which are important for the internal shape of the body, we also offer complete BEAUTY services in our hair and cosmetic beauty center. We offer different facial and body treatments with the sea cosmetics world-famous brand THALGO, which are perfect for your skin. We use the best quality THALGOSKIN EXPERT apparatus and solutions leaving your body with a radiant glow. Healthy and corrective cosmetics, several types of depilation, manicure, pedicure, and a complete hairdresser services will definitely help you achieve this.

If you want your body to reach its full shape, you may use ours fitness services. Our gym is equipped with the most contemporary work-out equipment you can use in best possible way, assisted by our professional and licensed coaches. All of these are for the well-being of your health and body, helping you to attain an optimum physical and spiritual beauty.

Address: Slavka Ćuruvije 15, 11000 Belgrade
Tel: +381 11 367 64 64
E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.my-spa.rs

Spa & Wellnes

Limegrove - Metropol Palace Hotel

In the heart of Belgrade.

Located in the center of the beautiful old city of Belgrade and with a view over the stunning Tasmajdan Park, our spa spans over 1200sqm.

The spa consists of 6 treatment rooms offering unique results-driven treatments of Elemis and Beauty Lab London, a beautifully appointed relax area, a 25m long swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Thermae experience consisting of sauna, steam bath and ice fountain, a gym, studio and a retail shop for sportswear and beauty products.

Address: Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 69 , 11000 Belgrade
Tel: +381 11 3333 111
Fax: +381 11 3333300
E-mail: [email protected]

Opening Hours:  Monday-Sunday | 07.00 - 23.00

Website: www.metropolpalace.com/en/spa

  • Hyatt Regency - Hotel and Spa, Address: Milentija Popovića 5 (Bulevar Mihajla Pupina), 11070 Belgrade. Tel: +381 11 3011234 , Website
  • Fish Spa Grufoo, Spa and Nail Salon, Address:  Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 10z/ lok VP74, 11070 Belgrade. Tel: +381 64 3399998, Twitter
  • Bali Paradizo ,Hotel, Spa, and Indonesian Restaurant , Address: Ugrinovački put 72 (Ljiljane Krstić), 11080 Belgrade. Tel: +381 11 3170860 , Website
  • City Code Spa, Address: Slavonska 18, 11080 Belgrade. Tel: +381 11 3162925 , Website
  • Bali Detox Centar, Spa and Massage Studio , Address: Skadarska 9/1 (Zetska), 11000 Belgrade. Tel: +381 11 3246105 , Website

Gyms in Belgrade

There are a few dozens of gyms around the city, every neighborhood has at least a few. Prices range (so as quality) €20–80 per month, or a bit less for 12/16 visits.

Gym

XL Fitness Factory

XL Fitness Factory is an exclusive fitness center, which offers the most modern conditions for training as top athletes and beginners - amateurs of all ages.

It stretches over 600 m2 and is equipped with modern equipment manufacturers Hammer strenght, Life Fitness, Panatta Sport. Besides devices for body building, the gym XL Fitness Factory has a professional machine for Cardio program, six top quality tape manufacturer Life Fitness, Star Trac three bikes, steppers Star Trac, and a wide range of weights.

The gym consists of an entrance area with coffee-protein bar, locker room with seven shower and ninety lockers for clothes as well as three rooms for training. Hygiene, keeping the highest possible level, in order to stay and training in the gym every member was pleasant, ventilation system that ensures we have enough oxygen, as it is practiced in natural conditions. Great emphasis is placed on an individual approach to each member under the supervision of certified trainers.

Address: Osmana Dikica 1, Belgrade 11000
Tel: +(381) 11 329 5050
E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.xlff.rs

Gym

Extreme gym

Extreme Gym, fitness center and gym is located in Belgrade, Venizelosova 21 and a leading name in the region in the field of physical upgrades and related activities. Because of their dedication and programs offered may be considered a temple of the body.

The expertise of the staff and the wealth of choices offered on a large scale is transferred to this presentation. Extreme Gym is a sports and recreational facility, which on the surface of 1,600m2 has over 100 modern machines for exercise, 40 cardio machines and 3 large rooms for aerobics and fitness, and we offer our clients a wide range of services, substantiated thirteen years of experience and the positions a regional leader in this field.

Address: Venizelosova 21 , 11000 Belgrade
Tel: +381 11 3391552
E-mail: [email protected]

Opening Hours:  Monday-Friday | 07.00 - 24.00 , Sut-Sun | 10.00 - 22.00

Website: www.x3mgym.com

Festivals and events

  • BITEF, Belgrade International Theater Festival, mid-September
  • BEMUS, Belgrade Music Festival, mid-October
  • Belgrade Jazz Festival, around October
  • Belgrade Tango Festival, around November
  • Street of Open Heart, mini carnival held on 1 January, starting at noon, on streets of Makedonska and Svetogorska
  • Guitar Art Festival, mid-February
  • International Wine Fair, around February, Belgrade Fair
  • Belgrade Tango Encuentro, around April
  • Festival of new and improvised music – around May
  • FERAM, Belgrade Early Music Festival, mid-June
  • Belgrade Light Music Festival, around June/July
  • Summertime Jazz Festival, around July
  • Belgrade Summer Festival, around July–August
  • Belgrade Beer Festival, around August
  • GREEN FEST International green culture festival , around October-November

Nightlife

Belgrade has a reputation for offering a vibrant nightlife; many clubs that are open until dawn can be found throughout the city. The most recognizable nightlife features of Belgrade are the barges (splav), spread along the banks of the Sava and Danube Rivers.

Many weekend visitors—particularly from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia—prefer Belgrade nightlife to that of their own capitals, due to a perceived friendly atmosphere, great clubs and bars, cheap drinks, the lack of language difficulties, and the lack of restrictive night life regulation.

Famous alternative clubs include Akademija and the famed KST (Klub Studenata Tehnike), located in the basement of the University of Belgrade Faculty of Electrical Engineering. One of the most famous sites for alternative cultural happenings in the city is the SKC (Student Cultural Centre), located right across from Belgrade's highrise landmark, the Beograđanka. Concerts featuring famous local and foreign bands are often held at the center. SKC is also the site of various art exhibitions, as well as public debates and discussions.

A more traditional Serbian nightlife experience, accompanied by traditional music known as Starogradska (roughly translated as Old Town Music), typical of northern Serbia's urban environments, is most prominent in Skadarlija, the city's old bohemian neighborhood where the poets and artists of Belgrade gathered in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Skadar Street (the centre of Skadarlija) and the surrounding neighbourhood are lined with some of Belgrade's best and oldest traditional restaurants (called kafanas in Serbian), which date back to that period. At one end of the neighbourhood stands Belgrade's oldest beer brewery, founded in the first half of the 19th century.

The Times reported that Europe's best nightlife can be found in buzzing Belgrade.

Bars & Clubs

Bar & Club

ADRESS: Usce B.B, Belgrade 11000, Serbia

TELEPHONE:  +(381)63269000

WEBSITE: www.shake-n-shake.com

People from Belgrade like Belgrade. People from countryside like Belgrade. European and international tourists also like Belgrade, because Belgrade is a city with more wonders than any country worldwide. Wonders of Belgrade lie in the uniqueness of the people, as well as in the beautiful river, and the only place among the wonders of our city, a place where people come to change the concept of their life is a place located right at confluence of Sava and Danube - Shake’n’Shake.

What is trending worldwide, Belgrade has is it in only one special place. For all of those who want to experience the beauty of global trends and satisfy hedonistic urges in completely different way, our concept provides you all day treatman. Our daytime bar in Oriental style placed on the river is visually adjusted to scene of exotic places from touristique catalogues and fulfills different desires. We especially paid attention to our daily themed parties, dedicated to metropolis worldwide, but we also gave you an opportunity to experience your own summer dream.

Bar & Club

Freestyler Belgrade Night Club

ADRESS: Brodarska bb, Belgrade, Serbia

TELEPHONE:  +(381)628002020

WEBSITE: http://splavfree.co.rs/ 

The river club Freestyler is located on the riverbank of the river Sava, on the side of Novi Beograd between the tram bridge and the bridge Gazela, and it has become the favorite gathering place of young men and women from Belgrade.

The club is known for its House, Disco, Hip-hop, R'n'B parties and all guests will definitely have loads of fun. This river club is clearly divided into several parts, since the club is round in shape; the outer ring is packed with booths meant for bigger groups of people. Near the centre of the club are tables and in the very center of the club is the main bar which has chairs all around it, so you can sit down if you want to and enjoy in the classical lounge experience.

Bar & Club

Kasina Bar

ADRESS: Terazije 25, Belgrade 11000, Serbia

TELEPHONE:  +381606336101

WEBSITE:  

Kasina Bar is located in the heart of Belgrade, in addition eponymous hotel. It is located in the center of town, across the Terazije fountain built in the nineteenth century. The existence of this complex dates from 1860.godine when this place was the old Hotel Kasina. The current Hotel Kasina was built in 1922. Kasina Bar has a rich history that gives it the status of a cult place in Belgrade. Their reputation, brand and regular guests Kasina Bar has acquired as a pub, which until recently was.

Bar & Club

Miners Pub

ADRESS: Rige od Fere 16, Belgrade

TELEPHONE: +381 69 2462046

WEBSITE        GOOGLE MAP             

MINERS PUB is not just an ordinary pub. Beside good and quality drinks - 35+ world beer labels, Serbian craft beer, rakia and wine, you can enjoy several programs. From art exibitions, playing darts on proffesional tables and table football with your friends or playing famous Twiglight pinball. Also, good jazz, funk and alternative music is guaranteed. So, you just need to come. :D Welcome & cheers!

Bar & Club

Iron Bar

ADRESS: 24 Obilicev venac, Belgrade 

TELEPHONE: +381 63 205251

WEBSITE: 

From lavish cocktails to high quality coffee drinks there is something for everyone. Beautiful patrons and highly professional staff are a huge plus as well. On top of it all, the location in the heart of Belgrade's walking district makes it a must visit for any tourists and locals alike.

Bar & Club

Mr. Stefan Braun

ADRESS: Nemanjina 4, Belgrade (Google map)

TELEPHONE: +(381)655566456

WEBSITE: www.mrstefanbraun.rs 

Please make sure to prepare yourself for the best drinks, mixes, songs,hot,pretty,handsome and beautiful people, dancing on the bar, smoke signals, horns, rain of papers and napkins, whistles .. all this and much more awaits you on the ninth floor!

Bar & Club

Hot Mess

If you are looking for good music in a clean and well maintained club, then this is the place to go.

The club has a pool in the middle of the dance floor, so it's an idea party place during the day time, not only during the night. Packed with trendy hot looking people, both women and men.

A short menu to choose from to keep your energy but a nice atmosphere for a quick dip in the pool to refresh and watch the river and fortress from a lay down couch.

Adress:Usce BB, Kod Muzeja Savremene Umetnosti, Belgrade, Serbia
Telephone: +(381)631505505
Website: facebook.page

Bar & Club

Gunners Pub

Beer Place in a downtown of Belgrade. We have 8 - 12 Beers on tap & 75 in bottle in every moment. Our offer goes from lot of domestic Craft beers to Beers clasics like Budweiser and Paulaner. Price range is from 1e for 0.5l of Beer. Pet friendly place, with personnel who are well educated about beers. On Premier League match day, a great place for a true FC Arsenal fan.

Adress:Brace Jugovica 2a, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
Telephone:+(381)66444454
Website:facebook.page

Dance clubs & Discos

Dance club & Disco

Terassa Lounge

Terassa Lounge works every day from 9 am to 4 am.

Every day from 9 am to 7 pm, Terassa works as Caffe & Bar.

After 7 pm we offer Sunset experience with priceless look and deep house music.

Party programs:

Tuesday: "Hot Pot" - Deep house

Thursday: "R'N'B"

Friday: "Dirty Disco Friday"

Saturday: "Trust me you can dance"

Sunday: Sunday Sunset

21+ Age limit.

Adress:Kalemegdan bb, Belgrade, Serbia
Telephone:+(381)628118106
Website:facebook.page

Dance club & Disco

Wats

Wats is a small, but warm, lounge bar and nightclub located at the top of a shopping centre in Belgrade. It’s a 150 square metre space where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful panorama of Belgrade’s bridges and riverbanks, or chill with magical sunsets and drink cocktails in the intimacy of good people and music.

Using only black and mint, we developed the full brand identity, logo, promo materials, templates and merchandise that would establish a catchy but strong and flexible look that is easy to build upon at every future event.

Adress:Lomina 5-9, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
Telephone:+(381)69 707 011
Website:facebook.page

Dance club & Disco

Beton Club

BETON is the newest nightclub, located at the most exclusive place in Belgrade. Famous Belgrade DJs known for great house and RnB parties are resident DJs. High level service, a wide selection of drinks, beautiful and interesting people you can meet and all that benefits of clubbing experience...

Adress:Karadordeva 2-4, Beton Hall, Belgrade 110000, Serbia
Telephone:+(381)66 5198888
Website:http://belgradebetonclub.com

Dance club & Disco

River

Club River is a floating river club and it is basically one of the newest mainstream clubs in Belgrade, famous for its exciting night life and good fun. Whenever you go, you’ll be greeted by a positive vibe that will make you feel completely relaxed, as if amongst friends, especially on Mondays when it is “Friends Night”.

Type of club: summer
Capacity is maximum 500 people.
It starts to get crowded at 00:30 and works till 5 am.

The clubs has 20 VIP tables, 40 bar tables
VIP table space: Optimum 5-7 people / Maximum 10 people
Bar table space: 4 – 6 persons
Location: Club River is located on the riverbank of the river Sava, on the Novi Beograd side between the tram bridge and the bridge Gazela.

Adress: Brodarska, Belgrade 11070, Serbia
Telephone:+(381)69 2133793
Website:www.river.rs

Dance club & Disco

Kafana Stara Pesma

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do"

Kafana Stara pesma was opened in 2012. After three seasons of fun, it has become the leading venue of this type of nightlife entertainment, in the capital of fun.

Kafana Stara pesma is available seven days a week, from 22pm to 4 am. And every night is Friday night!

Kafana Stara pesma is isolated from the city bustle, and yet in the heart of Belgrade – with spacious parking in the street Bulevar Vojvode Mišića no. 12, between Home Center Eurosalon and entrance ramp at the Belgrade Fair.

Kafana Stara pesma is spatially designed to be composed of two connected levels, which together form a compact unit. In one part there is the stage, while in the other part there is the bar and a beautiful fireplace which makes the kafana stay even more authentic. Stara pesma has sitting tables and bar tables and can accommodate up to 250 guests.

Kafana Stara pesma is known and proud for offering impressive lineup of most popular Serbian musicians and singers, performing traditional ethno, exYu & local turbo-folk music. In a nutshell, Stara pesma provides for an instant Balkan spirit and Balkan madness – our favourite!

Adress:Bulevar Vojvode Misica 12, Belgrade, Serbia
Telephone:+(381)631123260
Website:http://kafanastarapesma.rs/

18+ (Adult only)

Nightclubs & Bars

There are many nice nightclubs and bars in Belgrade where you can try your luck to find sex. :)

The most popular nightlife spots in Belgrade and not to be missed when exploring Belgrade by night are located in Strahinica Bana street. Strahinica Bana has a nickname "Silicon Valley" or Ostrich Valley, houses a wide range of fancy cafes and clubs like Nachos, Ambasada, Kandahar, Space, Buongiorno and Ipanema. Club Insomnia on Strahinica Bana 66a is considered to be an great pick up joint for sexy local girls and even some semi-pros. Bistro Pastis on Strahinjića Bana 52b is one of the most popular places in area and populated by many celebs and hot local girls.

Belgrade is also known for its floating bars and clubs on the rivers Danube and Sava, the so called ‘Splavovi’ (Rafting clubs). There are many of these boats and you can choose from flashy discos, stylish clubs, open air restaurants, rock bars and vibrant live music performances. Maybe the best pick-up places in town is called Mr Stefan Braun. This always full club is located on the 9th floor of a commercial building on Nemanjina 4/9 and very popular with expats and tourists. Mr Stefan Braun is famous for its outgoing atmosphere, crazy parties and easy-going girls dancing on a bug bar.

Sex Shops

  • Argus, Address: Jug Bogdanova 17, Belgrade.
  • Vaši Snovi ,Address: 24 Paunova, Belgrade.
  • Srećni Ljudi ,Gay friendly sex shop.... Address: 5 Lomina Street, Belgrade.

Swinger Clubs

There are quite a few swinger ads in English online for Belgrade alot are middle aged but there are some young couples as well. There is one popular swingers club / resort located near the village Velerec on the Ibar highway, near Gornji Milanovac. Its frequented alot by swingers from all over Serbia and surrounding countries. It is very quiet and discreet and guaranteed to have a great time.

  • Swinger club Playground, Narodnih Heroja 30, Belgrade. Telephone: +381640783559

Strip Clubs

The chain Moulin Rouge has several striptease clubs in Belgrade, located on Zetska street 1 (Moulin Rouge 1), Ruzveltova street 13 (Moulin Rouge 2) and Deligradska street 3 in Slavija area (Moulin Rouge Exclusive). All clubs feature beautiful dancers that perform different erotic shows like striptease, go-go dancing, belly dance and private dance. Next to Moulin Rouge 1 you can also find strip club Crazy Horse. Some strip dancers in Moulin Rouge and Crazy Horse might be open to meet you in your private place for ‘additional’ services. Queen is go-go bar in the centre.

  • Moulin Rouge 2 ,Address: Ruzveltova street 13, Belgrade.
  • Night Flight in Lotos ,Address: Zmaj Jovina 4/1, Belgrade.
  • Romansa Night Club ,every day from 4PM to 5AM Address: Balkanska 18, Belgrade. Telephone: +381-11-3626-258.
  • Club Black Rose, Address: Deligradska 3a. Telephone: +38165-616-7-525.
  • Crazy Horse, Address: Skadarska 40 C, Belgrade.

 

Gay & Lesbians in Belgrade

In Serbia there is widespread intolerance against homosexuals and violence against gays and lesbians can occur. Gay and lesbian travelers should be discreet. As a rule, public displays of affection between two people of the same sex are likely to be met with disapproval and sometimes verbal abuse and/or physical violence.

There are several gay bars and clubs all around the city and they tend to get quite full. Be cautious when arriving at or leaving such clubs. Often there are security personnel guarding the immediate entrance. There are quite a few LGBT parties organized periodically by various organizations and at different locations, such as Loud and Queer events. Avoid football fan crowds at all costs if you think you may be a target because of your appearance which they tend to be extremely violent and homophobic. There are several LGBT organisations at your disposal in Belgrade ( you can find them on sites as Queeria, Gay-Serbia.com, Labris, etc.)

GAY BARS

  • Fenix, Patrijarha Varnave 13 , close to Sveti Sava Temple, Belgrade, Tel +381 64 824 6873
  • Mystik, Cumiceva 2, first floor
  • Smiley, in alley off Terazije 5 (Stari Grad, Belgrade) (15-01h)
  • My Way, Gospodar Jevremova 50,  Stari Grad (Mon - Thu: 17-01h / Fri - Sat: 17-04h)
  • Egal, Obilićev venac 3a, Stari Grad

GAY-FRIENDLY BARS/CAFES

  • Cafe Downtown, Cika Ljubina 7  (09-00h), Tel +381 11 621 614
  • KC Grad, Braće Krsmanović 4, near the Brankov Brigde

GAY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

  • Supermarket, Visnjiceva 10, 11000 Belgrade, Tel +381 11 291 0941
  • Zaplet, Kajmakcalanska 2, Vracar, 11000 Belgrade, Tel +381 11 240 4142

GAY CLUBS - Friday/Saturday nights only

  • Apartman, Karadjordjeva 43 (third floor) next to Brankov Bridge, (Stari Grad) Tel +381 63 198 1606
  • Pleasure, Kneza Milosa 9 (in courtyard next to Turkish Embassy)
  • Heaven Parties, Bulevar Vojvode Misica 12 (at the BIGZ building)

Prostitution in Belgrade

Prostitution in Serbia is illegal and can incur a prison sentence of between 5 and 10 years. Police really makes and effort in Belgrade to keep the girls away from Prostitution. Still Serbia are believed to have more then 20 000 working girls.

Red Light Districts

There is no red light district in Belgrade.

Brothels and Sex Clubs

There is some illegal brothels in Belgrade.  Police raids these places so often that they move a lot. Usually Brothels in Belgrade are about 30min away from the city. Taxi drivers and bartenders knows where the brothels are. There is a few local girls, but mostly Moldovian, Russian and Romanian girls working.

Erotic Massage

Escorts

It's really difficult to find any escort agencies in Belgrade . There are some independent escorts advertising their services online ( Local newspapers such as Oglasi Beograd ot Halo Oglasi have many personal ads from escorts/prostitutes) but it's not even near as common as in western European countries.

Street prostitution

Most street hookers in Belgrade are gypsy ladies.

  • At Jugopetrol's gas stations Zmaj 1 and Zmaj 2, on both sides of the highway you can often see a lot of street hookers.
  • The Blue Bridge (Plavi Most), is a well known pick up place for prostitutes in Belgrade. First impression when hearing the great name "Blue Bridge" would be that the Blue Bridge is some kind of giant bridge full of prostitutes. No it's not. Blue Bridge is a quite small bridge and the hooker action is on surrounding areas. Plavi Most is an area little bit away from the city. With 20 euros you can have a total full service. You can negotiate a blowjob for as cheap as 5 euros. This area should be reached with a car or a taxi. Many of the street girls are drug users so always remember to use a condom! Some of the working girls here are very pretty. Some of the sex workers are local Serbian girls and some have moved there from other countries. You can also find gypsy prostitutes from this area. Every taxi driver knows Plavi Most.
  • Parks and bus stops close to Bus station and Central Railway Station are famous for cheap prostitutes in Belgrade Serbia and are known as pussy parks. Nowdays (May 2015) the parks are full of Syrian and Afganistan refugees so the street action has moved little bit. You can find street girls (and trannies) from Gavrilo Princip street. Most of these street walkers are drug users so this is not the best way to pick up a girl!

Male prostitution

Male prostitution does not exist in Serbian law, the invisible is a misdemeanor, while the female is visible, but difficult to prove. Men who engage in this activity is easy to find in Belgrade, where they work as fitness trainers and massage therapists, and there is a mountain of websites dedicated to these services in all cities of Serbia. Men engaged in prostitution sought to be the younger, has nurtured and athletic, and mostly between 18 and 25 years. Consumers of their services are usually well hidden, and they do not hesitate even to spend money from the budget.

Safety in Belgrade

Stay Safe
Stay safe

Overall, Belgrade is a pretty safe city, but like anywhere, you should always keep money, mobile phones, travel documents and other valuable personal items in secure places. Pickpocketers are known to operate in public transportation, and other crowded places so never wear a backpack or purse on your back and make sure that you have your wallet in one of your front pockets. If you own a car, it is preferable to have a security system. Traffic laws are usually observed although nervous drivers can change lanes suddenly or make dangerous turns when avoiding traffic during rush hour. So be cautious if you are a pedestrian or riding a bike. The taxi drivers are notorious for swerving in and out of lanes. Pay close attention to the traffic signals as a pedestrian.

Also try to avoid getting into conflicts. If you are staying out late in a bar or a club, there is always a small chance that someone will try to pick a fight especially if you are in a group and a single guy is showing hostility. That is a trap by local thugs looking for a brawl. Just ignore them and walk away no matter what they say or do. The chances that this will happen are very low, but stay alert. Do not try to make funof the locals in your native language. Almost everyone has at least a basic understanding of English and is familiar with foul words and curses. Generally, common sense is the best way to stay safe in any city in Europe, and in Belgrade.

In Serbia, including Belgrade, violence against the LGBTQ population can occur, and as such LGBTQ travelers should exercise discretion. As a rule, public displays of affection between two people of the same sex are likely to be met with disapproval and sometimes verbal abuse and/or physical violence. There are several gay bars and clubs in the city and they tend to get quite full. Be cautious when arriving at or leaving such clubs. Often there is security personnel guarding the immediate entrance. There are also LGBTQ parties organized periodically by various organizations and at different locations, such as Loud and Queer events, so it is useful to follow LGBTQ guides to Belgrade and keep up with the current hotspots.

Emergencies

In case of an emergency, call 192 (police), 193 (fire) or 194 (ambulance). Always carry the phone number and an address of your embassy with you. In case of injury or illness, the place to go is the Urgentni centar (Emergency center), Pasterova 2 of the Clinical Center of Serbia. Be aware that not all medical facilities have personnel that speak English or other foreign languages. Consult the embassy of your country if possible.

Pharmacies on duty 24/7:

  • Prvi maj, Kralja Milana 9, +381 11 3344-923
  • Sveti Sava, Nemanjina 2, +381 11 2643-170
  • Zemun, Glavna 34, +381 11 2618-582
  • Dom Zdravlja Novi Beograd, Palmira Toljatija 7

Stay healthy

Belgrade's climate is generally temperate, so tourist visits are possible at any time of year. However, July and August can be uncomfortably hot, with temperatures reaching 40 °C (104 °F) on several days. Minimize your exposure to the sun on such days to avoid heat exhaustion. On the other hand, January and February are sometimes very cold. When it snows in winter, the streets are covered in sleet the next day, so be careful when walking. The Košava, a notorious Belgrade wind, may give you a cold more quickly than you would expect - take care and dress appropriately.

For runners, a sunrise or sunset run through Kalemegdan is a must-do. Running along the Ada lake in the mornings or evenings is a great experience too. Try to avoid running during the day, as it usually is both hot and very crowded.

Also be mindful of the high number of stray animals roaming streets, particularly dogs. Whilst it is very rare that they demonstrate outward signs of illness or aggression, err on the side of caution and avoid coming in physical contact. These are nevertheless rarely seen in the city center.

Pharmacies – called 'apoteka' – are found throughout the city center. Look for lit green crosses on building façades. Some, such as the ones in Francuska or Kralja Milana streets, are open 24/7. These will carry a range of prescription medicines, as well as over-the-counter products like pain killers and vitamin supplements.

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