Things to do in Belgrade
You’ve arrived. Belgrade will sweep off your feet, get you drunk and leave you on a barge, dancing to nonsensical music. At the very least, it will change the way you think about the word, history.
Located in northern Serbia, this emerging (although ancient) capital combines the essence of true bohemia with a fast-paced beat. Shopping, museums, fortresses, parks, half-finished grandiose buildings - Belgrade has it all.
After swallowing down a plate of roštilj (the ultimate meat platter), start your Belgrade holiday exploring the Kalemegdan and sunning yourself on the banks of the Danube River, or, if you’re in a mind to spend a lot straight away, try your retail tastes at Knez Mihailova - a pedestrian mall lined with stalls, stores and tasty vendors.
Sprskih Vladara is the unofficial tourist trail, a street connecting the Belgrade Fortress, Knez Mihailova, Republic Square, Church of Saint Sava and the Old Royal Palace. Once you’ve ticked off these essentials, why not take in a tried-and-tested Belgrade pastime? Drink, dance and be merry. The Black Turtle II attracts a laidback clientele – try the signature beer and fruit syrup combination. After the clubbing pleasantries are done and dusted, make your way down to the riverbank. We recommend either Amsterdam, a barge pulsing with attitude and a reputation to match, or the established Acapulco, a good-time institution for the mid-20s crowd. Živeli! Here’s some more of our fave places to go in Belgrade.
Nikola Tesla Museum is an unexpected surprise bursting with fun activities, electrical currents, touring biographies and the personal library of inventor Nikola Tesla.
Get your bloom and tomb fix in one hit at the House of Flowers - the resting place of Josip Broz Tito, who was head of the now disbanded Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Beli Dvor is a romantic destination for those who love to tour, analyse and observe; the artistic inspirations alone will have you in raptures, appealing to English and French aesthetics.
The Church of Saint Sava holds a secret behind its pure white marble walls, gleaming steeples and many bell towers. Step inside the majestic doors of this unfinished monument to faith and resilience.
Belgrade Fortress is the home of history, conflicts, markets and nightclubs? From the ramparts of the Turkish invaders to a staircase nightclub, Belgrade Fortress will be the highlight of your trip.