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Belgrade Travel guide

Proud, adventurous, and full of history, that is Belgrade. Lately known to be a nightlife capital of Europe for its amazing clubs and party scene it has started to bring in a numerous amount of tourists. Learn where to stay, eat amazing food, and have fun in Belgrade Travel Guide!

Its rich history has given Belgrade several art nouveau masterpieces, and remnants of the Habsburg legacy contrast with Ottoman relics and socialist modernist monoliths located all over the city streets.

What to expect in Belgrade

Language in Belgrade

The main language of Serbia is Serbian. If you are Croatian or Bosnian you will have an easy time speaking with Serbian people. You can also hear a lot of German, Russian, Turkish and English.

Girl posing in front of Belgrade parlament

Currency used in Belgrade

The main currency of Serbia is Serbian Dinar. Currently, 1000 Serbian Dinars equal 8.5 Euros. The prices are most of the time named in thousands, and the price range is very similar to the one in Croatia.

Credit cards and ATMs

Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia and has been the main in most of the situations the closes thing to European borders for Turkish and Russian people wanting to have business here, so of course, you will have a decent amount of ATM-s on every corner and in most restaurants, you can easily pay by credit card, even some of the souvenir shops on the main street accept credit cards.

Climate in Belgrade

The Climate in Belgrade is very similar to the one in Zagreb, but a little bit colder, around 2 C colder than Zagreb, so it all depends on in what part of the season you are going there.

Is Belgrade safe?

You may all know of the turmoiling Croatian Serbian relationship, but in my opinion and most of the younger generations it is all over and we are all friends, but there are still some old folks that if they hear a Croatian speaking in Belgrade will be pretty rude and try to yell at you, in that case just walk away because the argument is not worth it. In general, Belgrade is a pretty safe city, you can see that by police patroling it most of the time and looking for anybody suspicious.

Girl sitting on a rock at Belgrade fortress
Girl posing at entrance to Kalemegdan park in Belgrade

Getting around Belgrade

It all depends on where you are coming from and with what you are coming from. For the two trips that I have taken to Belgrade I went there by car, so it was pretty easy to explore the city and a little bit of an outer part of it also.

But if you do not have a car or your accommodations are located in the city center you can easily visit all the main attractions by foot or by bus or train, because Belgrade has a good connection all over the city and it is easy to just turn on Google Maps and go.

  • Where to Stay
  • Where to Eat
  • What to Do
Girl standing in front of Hotel Moskva in Belgrade

Courtyard by Marriott Belgrade City Center

Located in the city center right next to the Republic Square Courtyard by Marriott Belgrade City Center offers an amazing glimpse of the city center at a decently affordable price. All rooms are equipped with the best appliances that you can have and the hotel altogether was recently renovated. Check out the amazing Courtyard by Marriott Belgrade City Center.

Location:  Vase Čarapića 2-4, Beograd 11000, Serbia
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €88 +

Hotel Metropol Palace

For a taste of luxury a bit outside the city center there is Hotel Metropol Palace, located next to main attractions such as Nikola Tesla museum, Church of St Sava and New Palace Belgrade, Hotel Metropol is a perfect accommodation for a relaxing vacation. Check out the Hotel Metropol Palace.

Location: Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 69, Beograd 11000, Serbia
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €93 +

Girl looking at sunset at hotel rooftop in Belgrade

Boutique Hotel Museum

Hotel located just a short walk from Republic Square, it has everything that you might need, restaurants, bars, and supermarkets are all near and within the walking distance of the hotel. Spacious rooms are filled with flat-screen TVs alongside with a buffet-style breakfast. Check out Boutique Hotel Museum.

Location: Čika-Ljubina 3-5, Beograd 11000, Serbia
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €73 +

Hotel Majestic

Hotel Majestic is a budget like a hotel located in the city center. Traditional style hotel offering modern equipped rooms at a cheap price is everything that tourists want and needs. Just a 500 meters walking distance from the Kalemegdan fortress and park this is a perfect accommodation for anybody. Check out Hotel Majestic.

Location: Obilićev venac 28, Beograd 11000, Serbia
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €47 +

Pink sky with hotel in Belgrade

Belgrade Art Hotel

Belgrade Art Hotel is located and looking over the Knez Mihailova Street which is the main street in Belgrade for all the tourists visiting. Because of its location if offers a perfect base for exploring the city quickly and effectively. Check out Belgrade Art Hotel.

Location: Kneza Mihaila 27, Beograd 11000, Serbia
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €73 +

Girl drinking coffee at Belgrade cafe

Just a short walk from the Church of St Sava, Franš has been sitting at his garden for the past three decades. Easly one of the most beautiful gardens in all of Belgrade it offers amazing world-class food and service. There is also a vegetarian menu for all of you that are avoiding meat.

Easily the best coffee and decorations that you can have in Belgrade. I feel in love with this amazing bar the first time I went to Belgrade and since then I have been there almost every morning for my coffee and breakfast. First of all the staff is amazing, you can choose from around 15 types of coffees that you can have and flavors that range from Brazilian coffee to Indonesian ones.

Location: Kralja Petra 16, Beograd, Serbia
Price range: €€

Ice tea drinking at Kafeterija magazin 1907 in belgrade
Girl drinking coffee at Kafeterija magazin 1907 in Belgrade

For all of you sweet lovers, this is the donut shop that you can’t miss. I think that my picture says it all, if not please go and try, because you won’t be disappointed.

Location: Višnjićeva 5, Beograd, Serbia
Price range: €

If you are a fan of meat, then forget checking in the hotel and just go straight to the restaurant. Served in a traditional manner with a modern flavor, traditional in Belgrade is not only grilled meat and Manufaktura showcases that in a brilliant way.

Location: Kralja Petra 13, Beograd 11000, Serbia
Price range: €€

Girl eating ice cream in Belgrade

Kafana Kalenić is located right next to the main and the biggest market in Belgrade the Kalenić market. Because of that, you can expect fresh ingredients always. This is a traditional meat territory and has been for the past 80 years, and I hope for 80 more.

Location: Mileševska 2, Beograd 11118, Serbia
Price range: €

Girl standing in front of Skadarlija street in Belgrade

Kalemegdan fortress and park

If you are in Belgrade for only one night, then this is the attractions that you have to visit. This massive fortress was starting to be built back in 1869 and then it was only a small part of that area, but by 2013 it covered an area of 53 ha (130 acres) and had 3,424 individual trees from 80 different tree species. It is far and wide the most popular attraction in Belgrade and once you visit, you will easily find out why. It is very easy to spend an entire day at Kalemegdan fortress and park, especially if you are a couple since it is beautiful to see the sun going down from one of the highest peaks in Belgrade.

Girl standing at the rock at Belgrade fortress

Skadarlija

Skadarlija is more a street than a quarter, also known to be the Bohemian Quarter of Belgrade, it is filled with amazing restaurants and bars that you can pick and choose from in the morning until the nightfall. The name Bohemian Quarter comes from the early 20-th century when artists, songwriters, and musicians all were filling this street with music and a good time, alongside some drinking of course.

Church of St Sava

Most popular church in Belgrade if not the region is Church of St Sava. Church of St Sava is the largest in the region and one of the biggest Orthodox cathedrals on the planet, the works on this church started in the late 19-th century and continue to this day, mostly because of all the wars that Belgrade has sustained in the recent years.

People walking at Belgrade city center
Girl standing beneath a christmas decoration in Belgrade

Knez Mihailova Street

If you are going to visit the Kalemegdan fortress and park, you will most likely be going through Knez Mihailova Street, also known to be the main street in Belgrade for all the shopping and most of the restaurants next to Skadarlija.

Republic Square

Similar to Zagreb’s Trg Bana Josipa Jelačica, this is the main meeting point for all the youngsters of Belgrade. If you have a friend from Belgrade, he/she probably tells you to meet me at “the horse” so be sure to know that, that is the Republic Square. Its surroundings feature National Museum, National Theatre and more.

Girl posing at park in Belgrade

Splavovi

If you came to Belgrade for all of the nightlife that it has, then be sure to check out Splavovi, mostly open in the Springtime and summer, Splavovi has something for everybody from rock to hip hop to traditional music.

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