Belgrade Attractions

What to see and do in Belgrade, Serbia?

Belgrade is an old city which has seen many wars and changed leadership through many nations over the course of its history. Each of the many, many historical events that took place here left a mark on the city, some in ruins, some in architecture, others in art or culture. We have set apart some of Belgrade’s most famous and most beloved attractions which can serve as a starting point for your quest of uncovering every secret and surprise that this amazing city has to offer.

House of Jevrem Grujic

Museum of Serbian art, history and diplomacy Svetogorska 17, Belgrade In the very center of Belgrade, a unique house with over two centuries of tradition, tells many stories and hides secrets of one of the most prominent diplomatic families in Serbia. Meet ‛‛Serbian...

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The Student Square

Popularly named for the several universities located here, the Student square is the end-stop for many of Belgrade’s trademark trolleys and the usual starting point of every protest ever organized by the student community in Belgrade. There are a number of interesting...

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BITEF theatre

Not the largest of Belgrade’s theatres but definitely one of the more interesting ones, both visually and in terms of history. BITEF theatre is housed in a reconstructed Evangelist church in the center of the city, right outside Bajloni green marketplace. Nowadays it...

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NATO bombing ruins

Not the most cheerful places to visit, but undeniably all pieces of history – a number of buildings ruined during the NATO bombing in 1999 have never been reconstructed and still stand as reminders of those events. The two most famous ones are both located along the...

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Terazije square

This is the second most popular meeting place after Republic square in Belgrade. Terazije is an area located right off King Milan’s street. The most famous two landmarks located on this square are the ‘Moscow’ hotel and the Terazije fountain. It is also connected to...

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Belgrade “Splavs” (Rafts)

A unique attraction in this city which sits on top of two joining rivers are the famous ‘Splavs’ – restaurants, cafes or taverns which sit on top of rafts alongside the river banks. There are many of these available to visit throughout the city and usually visitors...

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Usce (Confluence)

This is an area in New Belgrade settlement located close to the river which was where it got its name from. It is abundant in green areas and many events such as concerts and festivals take place here throughout the year. This is a mostly non-residential area which...

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Contemporary art museum in Belgrade

This museum came into being around an idea of collecting and preserving valuable art pieces that were created in modern times, in the 20th and 21st century. The museum stands in a beautiful area of the city, near Sava river and just opposite from the Belgrade fort....

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Tasmajdan park

Today one of the largest and well-maintained parks in Belgrade, Tasmajdan (or Tas as it’s lovingly known by the people of Belgrade) is located near the church of St. Marco and just off one of the largest streets in Belgrade, the King Alexander’s boulevard. There is...

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Park of Friendship

This park originated around a very interesting idea which was for every famous person who resides in Belgrade to plant a tree there as a symbol of their friendship with the city. Over the years many of the visiting officials and celebrities have planted trees in this...

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Belgrade hippodrome

Arguably one of the oldest sport establishments in the city. It was as early as 1920 that the grounds on which the hippodrome stands today were given to the ‘Knez Mihailo’ riding club to use free of charge. The very first race was held that same year and it has grown...

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Republic square

The ‘central’ square of Belgrade and its most famous meeting spot hands down. It is the point where many of the city’s most famous location connect – it’s right off the main pedestrian area of Knez Mihailo street which leads straight to Kalemegdan, it’s right next to...

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Lido beach

Lido is a unique location in Belgrade in many ways. It is an absolutely non-residential area located on the very tip of the Great War Island which is protected by law as a natural asset of great significance. The only way to reach the beach is by boat or, in the...

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Museum of Yugoslav history

This huge establishment consists of three major parts: the main exhibition, the House of Flowers and the old museum. Each of them is worth visiting as they offer a wealth of knowledge on the time of Tito’s rule and Tito himself. The museum strives to present the idea...

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Nebojsa Tower

This old tower near the bank of Danube is a part of the Belgrade fortress which is one of the most important historical landmarks in the city. In history this tower earned the title of ‘unconquerable’. According to legend, in the times of despot Stephen the Turkish...

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White Palace

In the days of Serbia’s monarchy, this was the official residence of the royal family. The building belongs to the same complex with the Royal court and to the south of it stands the royal family church dedicated to St. Andrew, the royal family’s patron. Today the...

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Jevremovac Botanical Garden

Currently closed for renovations, Belgrade’s botanical garden houses over 1.5 thousand valuable plant species and stretches across an area of about 5Ha. It also possesses and extensive library with over 13 thousand valuable units. Visitors can enjoy three gardens –...

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Moscow hotel

Probably the single most famous hotel in Belgrade and a popular meeting place sitting right on Terazije square. Back in the day of its construction, the building was one of the largest privately owned buildings in Serbia and was known as “Palace Rosia”. It had been...

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Belgrade Zoo (The Good Hope Garden)

The Belgrade Zoo is yet another one of those ‘must-see’ location for the simple fact that it is ‘bunched’ together with the other two most beloved locations in Belgrade – Kalemegdan and, leading up to it, Knez Mihajlova main street. The entrance fee is very affordable...

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Belgrade Military Museum

This museum is one of the ‘must-see’ locations in Belgrade. It is amazingly extensive, covering Serbian military history from as early as the 7th century, it is located in Kalemegdan which is yet another must-see attraction. Specifically the museum sits on the bastion...

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Museum of Aviation

This small but unique museum is located very close to the Nikola Tesla airport in Belgrade, about a 5-min walk from the airport’s main terminal. The building has a very unique, glass design and offers a number of interesting attractions and exhibits. Most notably, the...

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Great War Island

This is one of two natural river islands (the other one is called the Little War island) located at the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers in Belgrade. It earned its name thanks to the fact that throughout history it has always been an important strategic point in...

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Residence of Princess Ljubica

This beautiful old building has changed purposes many times, but originally it was built on order by prince Milos Obrenovic for his wife Ljubica and their children Milan and Mihailo. Prince Milos and princess Ljubica had a volatile marriage to say the least. Prince...

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Zemun Quay

This is a huge promenade hugging the bank of Danube in the Zemun municipality in Belgrade and arguably one of the most beautiful and relaxing locations in the city. If you are looking for a place to go on a long, refreshing walk or a bicycle ride – this is it. The...

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Josip Broz Tito Mausoleum (House of Flowers)

Josip Broz Tito, the leader of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and his wife Jovanka are buried here. This is an interesting location in many ways – it is a great place to learn about the fascinating history persona that was Tito. It is also an...

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Avala

Avala is a small mountain overlooking Belgrade and is one of the most popular and beloved picnicking areas of the city. One interesting fact is that this miniature mountain is exactly 511 meters tall, which means it managed to “escape” being categorized as a hill by...

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Gardosh in Zemun

This neighborhood sits on top of one of three hills that form a historical core of the district and is well worth the climb. The famous Tower of Gardosh is its most spectacular landmark and the view available from the highest point is completely breath-taking. The...

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Nikola Tesla museum

One of the most iconic and interesting people in Serbian history is Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer and futurist. He is fascinating not only as a genius, but also as a peculiar person who had many eccentricities and unique views on life. His life was marked by...

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St. Sava’s Temple

Today reputed to be one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world, the St. Sava’s Temple stands on the Vracar plateau in the center of Belgrade. This location is extremely important for the history of the temple because this was where the remains of the founder of...

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Skadarlija

This is an extremely unique district in Belgrade which strives to preserve the old-town ‘Bohemian’ spirit. It is located close to the National theatre and back in the day it used to be the gathering place for primarily artists of all branches – actors, poets,...

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Church of the Holy Mother of God (Ruzica church)

This tiny church is one of the visually most interesting religious buildings in Belgrade. It merited its name because of its charming exterior – completely covered in greenery, vines and roses. (Ruzica = diminutive name for rose). It stands close to the walls of...

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National theatre

One of the oldest working theatres in Serbia, the National theatre is located in the very center of Belgrade, in Republic’s square. It stands in the place where the famous ‘Stambol gate’ used to be and it includes opera, ballet and drama. The story of this theatre’s...

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Knez Mihajlova street

This is the most famous pedestrian area in the entire Belgrade, leading straight into one of its most beloved attractions – the Kalemegdan park and fortress. It is the main walking street in Belgrade so naturally many high quality shops, cafes and restaurants can be...

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Topcider Park

Widely regarded as “Belgrade’s Central Park”, this is one of the largest and most beautiful green areas in the entire city. Even though it’s less than 15 minutes away from the bustling center of the city, it is a peaceful, cool area with lots of shade and opportunity...

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Ada Ciganlija

Ada Ciganlija is a beach located on a long river island, four kilometers away from the confluence of Sava and Danube. The area had been listed as a natural treasure in 1821 and it remained so ever since. Today this is a popular cycling and rollerblading area with a...

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Saint Petka’s Chapel

This lovely old chapel stands in the so-called Lower-town area of the Belgrade fort, near the famous ‘miracle’ water spring. The church was built by an unknown benefactor around the same time when the remains of St. Petka were relocated to Belgrade and the...

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Kalemegdan Fort

Kalemegdan Fort is universally known as the ‘heart of Belgrade’ and with good reason. There was a point in history where the words ‘defending Belgrade’ related only to the small area encircled within the walls of this fort which still stand today, even though its...

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