Belgrade

About Belgrade


Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. The urban area of the City of Belgrade has a population of 1.23 million, while over 1.68 million people live within its administrative limits. The city is divided into 17 municipalities.

Its most significant landmark is Belgrade Fortress (Built in 279 BC) and Kalemegdan Park, located at the magnificent confluence. The Park is connected with Knez Mihailova Street, Belgrade's main pedestrian and shopping zone. Belgrade City Library is located at the very same spot – where Knez Mihailova Street leads to Kalemegdan park. This zone is protected by law as one of the oldest and most valuable landmarks of the city.

The second Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance is Skadarlija, a vintage street considered the main bohemian quarter of Belgrade, located at about 500 meters from The Republic Square.

Belgrade has wildly varying architecture. The city center, as well as its municipality called Zemun has the typical Central European town architecture, buildings that date from 19th century. More modern architecture and spacious layout is typical for New Belgrade. Especially interesting and specific is its socrealistic and brutal architecture.

Other spots that shouldn't be missed in Belgrade are Tasmajdan Park, Saint Sava Temple, Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Museum of Yugoslav History, Museum of Modern Art, Sava and Danube promenades, Ada Ciganlija.
For more information about these and many other places, and about Belgrade's vivid cultural and night life, visit the Belgrade's official tourist organization website:
http://www.tob.rs/en