Belgrade, Balkan’s biggest city overlooks the confluences of the River Sava and the Danube. Reminders of past rulers are everywhere – from grandiose Habsburg boulevards to cafes that recall the bygone days of Communist Yugoslavia. The city is a mix of languages, cultures, peoples and history, the threads of which are most apparent in its splendid architecture. European, yet with oriental influences, Belgrade offers tons of interesting sights and attractions, a fast-paced nightlife, great and affordable shopping, as well as a thriving cultural scene.
Belgrade incorporates the Old Town, south of the citadel, and the New Town on the opposite bank of the Sava. The imposing Kalemegdan offers spectacular views of New Belgrade and the Ada Ciganlija island, overgrown with vegetation and open to all. Nearby, the historic streets of the bohemian Skadarlija neighbourhood, a long-established home to artists and poets, are filled with the city’s oldest restaurants. Take a wander down the pedestrianised Knez Mihailova Street – one of the city’s grandest thoroughfares, or visit the Nikola Tesla Museum and the House of Flowers – Marshal Tito’s mausoleum.
Best Time to visit
Come summer, Belgrade really comes alive, particularly along the shores of the Danube and Sava. Former warehouseshave been converted into slick restaurants, bars and clubs, and Ada Ciganlija, a former island in the Sava has been developed into a recreational area. Bear in mind that summer comes with higher hotel prices. Winter in Belgrade is chilly and cold, but if you do not mind cold winds and snow then, it can make a lovely winter destination with affordable hotel prices and great nightlife.
Budget Hotels Areas
This city is a paradise for budget travelers, as it offers a huge selection of hotel deals. There are many budget hotels near the old city that offer good prices and are within walking distance from all the amenities and tourist attractions. A good choice is the bohemian Skadarlija quarter, where you can find small hip accommodation at reasonable prices. Buses and taxis are generally cheap, therefore staying away from city centre will not be a problem.
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